Modern Ottoman: Choose the Right One for Your Sectional Sofa


Do you want to change the coffee table in your living room with something else? If so, we suggest you to give your living room a new dimension and add style and luxury with a modern ottoman. They are an added luxury to any sectional sofa, but since they come in so many shapes, sizes, and styles, choosing the right one can be a little bit tricky.

modern ottoman

Generally speaking, choosing the right type of ottoman for your sectional sofa depends on your sofa style as well as from the look you want to achieve. Make sure you find a modern ottoman that has the right scale, height and feel to coordinate with your space. Since the ottomans are the key pieces in any living room, we have decided to give you some helpful tips in order to match it perfectly with the room’s style.

Square Ottomans

Square ottomans are the most popular types recently and they go perfectly with sectional sofas in U-shape and with sofas that have equal lengths on both sides.

Round Ottoman

Regardless the type, round ottomans are perfect for sectional sofas with rounded corners and wedge.

Rectangular Ottoman

Last but not least, rectangular ottomans will fit perfectly with L-shape sectional sofas. Depending on the size of your sofa, choose larger one so that more people could use it.

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When it comes to the material, the leather ones are the perfect choice as they are easier to clean and maintain. However, if you think that leather won’t go with your current sofa, choose the material that will best fit the sofa’s material.

In case you are dealing with larger sofa, you can choose two, three or four smaller ottomans and pull them a little apart in order to be useful for more people. The height of your ottoman must be consistent with the seat height of your sofa, and when it comes to the height, the rule of thumb says that there must be 45cm of space around all sides of your sectional.

If you want to break up the dullness in your living room, you can choose a patterned ottoman to create unique interest, or you can contrast the ottoman to your sectional sofa. For example, match a leather ottoman with an upholstered sofa and vice versa.

You can either choose an ottoman with exposed legs or with hidden ones. The one with exposed legs will add charm to your space and make it look more formal, while the ones with hidden legs will create a more casual look. Whichever you choose is up to you.

Goran Nikolov is a content writer of Protista, a website where you can find a lot of interesting lists. He is from Macedonia and has a passion to write lists about everything that surrounds him, especially about sports, health, music, technology and history. Goran loves to play basketball in his free time, enjoys playing on his guitar and sharing his thoughts with others.