A round coffee table ottoman can be a great and versatile piece of furniture in a living room or family room because it can be a comfortable place to put your feet, or to use as a small table. In general, it is best to choose a round coffee table ottoman that matches the rest of the furniture in the room, preferably the couches and chairs. Some people choose to purchase this piece of furniture while selecting the rest of the seating to be sure it matches. If not, selecting an ottoman with durable fabric with a similar color or pattern to the rest of the room is the best idea.
If you wish to purchase a round coffee table ottoman after you've already purchased the rest of the furniture for the room, you may have to do some extra shopping around before you find one that you like. Furniture stores may have some different choices available for purchase. One of the benefits to selecting a round coffee table ottoman from a furniture store is that many stores offer the ability to custom order the fabric. This means you can select the type of fabric you want, such as suede, leather, or a less expensive type, as well as the patterns and colors.
By special ordering the round coffee table ottoman from the same place you purchased the rest of the furniture, you may even be able to get it to match the other pieces of furniture, even if you're not making the purchase at the same time. Of course, purchasing the ottoman together with a full set of furniture will likely guarantee that the pieces match perfectly. Many stores also offer discounted prices on the individual pieces when purchasing them together.
Some stores also offer the option to stain-guard the fabric to help prevent ruining the fabric from spills. This may be especially important for a coffee table ottoman where people are likely to put food or beverages and spills are inevitable. Considering all these factors when selecting an ottoman will help to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for and that it holds up with use.
Of course, people on a more limited budget may not have this ability to custom order exactly what they want, or to purchase something new from a furniture store. In that case, yard sales, estate sales, or even flea markets can be a great way to find furniture such as a round coffee table ottoman for a great price. Keep in mind that with a little effort, it is possible to reupholster a piece of furniture if you really like the design, but not the fabric that is used.