Design Debates—Should I go with a coffee table or an over-scale upholstered cocktail ottoman?

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 in Blog
Design Debates—Should I go with a coffee table or an over-scale upholstered cocktail ottoman? - McNabb & Risley

I was having a lot of that design dilemma last weekend throughout the store and I think it’s wonderful that you have two options! One of the latest trends in home fashions is to use a large over-scale ottoman instead of a cocktail table, but before you go purchase ask yourself these simple questions…

1) Do I like to put my feet up every night?
If you do the cocktail ottoman is the perfect choice because it’s super comfortable and supportive for your legs and feet. An added bonus is that an ottoman can be used as extra seating when you have large gatherings, and adds a “pop” of color to any interior!

2) Do I like to eat and drink in this space? If you do eat and drink in the room a cocktail table would be a better choice because you need a solid surface for your drinks and snacks. You can always place a tray on an ottoman, but if you have a spill it can be disastrous. Also a cocktail table is easy to personalize with your favorite books, art objects, and fresh flowers.

zfl-5001_purple_ottoman_surya
The ottoman/bench featured above is unique because of the distressed area rug upholstery on the top. It’s colorful, hard-wearing, and has a beautiful Boho vibe. The ottoman is available in four colorways and the rug is actually 100% wool, hand-knotted in India. The size is 42″x20″x12″. If you need a large ottoman consider pairing two of the same ottomans together like you would when you pair benching coffee tables.

* Custom order during McNabb & Risley’s Summer sale and save!

  • Check out McNabb & Risley's Design Blog for the latest home furnishing trends... Click here