A bench and ottoman are not only decorative elements for decorating a bedroom, living room or hallway, but also a very functional unit of furniture and that important “highlight” that will add convenience and comfort to the interior. The furniture industry impresses and delights with the variety of banquets produced: single, multi-seater, semi-soft, soft, forged, bedside, banquets for hallways, ottomans for the living room and many others.
Poufs and banquets in the interior of the house
Padded stool and bench – this is upholstered furniture without a back, designed to seat one or two people. On banquets at the foot of the bed, decorative pillows and bedspreads are often folded for sleeping, and on the ottomans, magazines, books and drink trays are placed in the living rooms.
The difference between a bench and a padded stool is that in appearance the bench is closer to the bench with a soft seat, and the padded stool is closer to a chair without backs and armrests.
Task number 1: Choose a place
Designers offer many options for placing banquets and ottomans in different rooms:
Historically, padded stools and banquets were located in the hallway, as they could sit on the track, remove shoes or put some little things or accessories. The entrance hall is an ideal place for ottomans and banquets with leather upholstery or any other upholstery made of durable and wear-resistant material. In the bedroom, the banquet can be installed at the foot of the bed, and the bedside area can be decorated with an ottoman. The classic location for the ottoman in the bedroom – near the dressing table and women’s boudoir.
Living room is another good place where ottomans or banquets will be appropriate. Their optimum height does not exceed the height of the seats of upholstered furniture, in which case, you can put your feet on them and relax while reading or watching movies. Another interesting solution for the living room is to use a ottoman as a coffee or coffee table, for such purposes large banquets or hard ottomans are suitable, on which you can easily put a tray.
Kitchen banquets and pouffes are slightly higher than usual, for the upholstery of their seats they use materials that are easily washed with a wet brush, which will allow them to stay clean and beautiful for a long time.
If the size of the apartment is large and it was possible to allocate a reading corner in it, then by placing a banquet or ottoman there, you can add functionality – place books, reading glasses and various trifles on it
Problem number 2: Choose a color
Another important question that arises when choosing a banquette and ottoman – what color to choose for upholstery ottomans? We suggest considering several options:
If we talk about the living room or bedroom, then most often the color of the ottoman and banquets is matched to the tone with sofas and armchairs so that the furniture looks like one set.
For those who are willing to experiment and the previous version seems a little boring, a combination of colors will be an excellent solution. For example, a ottoman, can be made in one color with sofa cushions or curtains, and the color of a sofa and armchairs in another.
In addition, the ottoman and the bench can be bright accents – with nothing combining and self-contained units of furniture. A bright ottoman of raspberry, turquoise or lemon yellow has already become a classic in modern-style rooms and lofts.
Banquets and ottomans – furniture suitable for any hallway, kitchen, living room, bedroom. The key to their success is not only versatility of use, but an attractive appearance and ease of operation.