Ottomans vs. Coffee Tables: A Cozy Debate on Form and Function


Published: January 30, 2024
Updated: January 2, 2024

A home should be a sanctuary where you can kick back, relax, and enjoy the company of your loved ones. That said, it is important to purchase furniture that makes relaxation and socialization possible. Coffee tables and ottomans are known for their looks and functionality, but is one more useful than the other? Our dedicated readers and interior designers have generously shared their input on how both furniture pieces have integrated into their homes, along with their strengths and weaknesses.

Here at Soul and Lane, we are a tad partial to the functionality and style of an ottoman. According to our founder Zakhar Ivanisov, “In a smaller room, an ottoman can be a real space saver. It combines the best of both worlds: a coffee table when you need one and extra seating for guests when you don’t. Plus, many come with built-in storage, giving you a secret spot to stash blankets, magazines, and a TV remote.” We hope you agree!

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