The question of what defines an ottoman got us thinking here at Life HQ, and we decided that really an ottoman can be anything you want or need it to be. We have stuffed, plump and oversized floor cushions or structured padded pieces that combine both the essential extra seating and storage. With soft leather and fine fabric options, that are constructed in timber or metal, they can be round, square, low, tall, long, short, narrow or wide. They are a classic piece of furniture and sit perfectly in a lounge as an alternative to a coffee table, as an extra element to your lounge suite for spare seating and a foot rest or at the end of your bed. However you use it, make it a well designed and high quality item.