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How Do I Choose the Best Cube Ottoman?

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  • Written By: Mary Ellen Popolo
  • Edited By: Susan Barwick
  • Last Modified Date: 20 July 2018
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Ottomans come in several shapes and sizes, including cubical, round, and rectangular. A cube ottoman is generally smaller than other types of ottoman, making it ideal to use in front of a chair or in a small space. If you want to purchase a cube ottoman, decide whether or not you want it to provide storage, what kind of material you would like it to be upholstered with, and the color or pattern of the ottoman.

Cube ottomans are available in several different materials, leather and microfiber being two of the most common since they are versatile, easy to keep clean, and match most decors. When choosing an ottoman, choose a material that will go with your other furniture. Your couch and ottoman do not have to be of the same material, but they should complement one another. When choosing the fabric, you must also consider the room the ottoman will be used in and the amount of use it will get. If the ottoman will be used frequently, choose a material that can stand up to a lot of use without showing wear and that is easy to clean and care for.

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Color or pattern is another choice you must make when purchasing a cube ottoman. They are available in a wide array of colors, from neutrals, like brown and black, to bold and vivid colors, like orange and cobalt blue. If you prefer a patterned fabric over a solid one, animal prints, plaids, and floral designs are available. Think about the room the ottoman will be placed in and the furniture that is already in that room. Almost any pattern matches solid-colored furniture, but if the furniture has its own pattern, you might want to stick with a solid-colored ottoman.

Storage space is often available inside a cube ottoman, and although the storage area may not be extremely large, it can come in handy. In some styles, the lid can be reversed to provide a hard, flat top for the ottoman, which can be convenient. Some ottomans also have casters, or wheels, that make them easier to move from one place to another. In order to choose the best cube ottoman, you must decide which of these features, if any, appeal to you and then choose an ottoman that has the desired features.

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