Beautiful Ottoman Coffee Tables to Maximise Your Lounge Space

Lounge is the place to relax and unwind a day’s hassle. It’s the most stress free corner of the house for comfort and relaxation. What could be better than putting lounge multipurpose furniture of Ottoman says Bernie de Le Cuona & Brian J. McCarthy.
It would be a mistake to think of the ottoman as nothing more than a lowly footstool. Produced in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and materials, it’s the ultimate go-anywhere, do-anything piece. An ottoman can serve as a side table, a cushy cocktail table, or a playful extra seating element for parties.
“It’s the most usable, versatile piece of furniture,” says textile designer Bernie de Le Cuona, adding that the ottoman, which gets its name from a deeply cushioned low seat found in Turkey, can work in any room of the house. “You could have one bedside, to place a lamp and a cup of coffee on,” she says. “I even have ottomans in my bathroom.”
Designer Brian J. McCarthy sometimes uses ottomans as improvised pedestals. “I make these little tables capes on them, and it creates another layer in a room,” he says. Larger ottomans, he adds, support multifaceted relaxation—yes, you can put your feet up, but “you can also place a tray on it and serve drinks.” Let us have a look at some of the most versatile ottomans for your lounge space.

Ottomans are commonly seen as seats and not tables but they can function as both. The perfect place to rest your feet, have your breakfast, keep your computer or lay backside, these gorgeous ottoman tables can save space in your lounge by providing many functions. You can buy a flower-shaped ottoman that splays into five seats. Every household has lots of spare throws and we do not get place to hide them. Match your ottoman to your couch as a pretend footstool, hiding spare throws and magazines in its storage beneath while your guests are involved in tete-e tete.Put your wine glasses on its tables and serve your guests making use of this very stylish furniture.

 

Rectangular Ottoman Coffee Table with Slide: You can get a hard and soft surface in one. This American-made, 100% polyester squab works with its shifting wooden table to house your guests and coffee cups. Roller wheels on the wood mean you can shift its composition to suit your needs. Give your guests that extra comfort over a glass of drink with these ottomans.

Modern-Style Ottoman Coffee Table with Storage: This solid wood creation is more table than seat. Varnished in a protective clear coat with upholstered cushioning, its top lifts to reveal storage and a cavity for magazines. Sit it along your hallway for a place to take off and put on shoes. Put your dancing shoes on while it rests in your lounge. Have a cup of coffee or a drink or two while this ottoman lays elegantly in your lounge to maximize your space.

Contemporary Tufted Ottoman Coffee Table with Acrylic Sides: Get an ottoman with a shelf underneath. This white linen, button-tufted dream gives your feet a rest after a good dancing session and your ornaments a display case. Its gorgeous acrylic framing adds sparkle to your lounge – or acts as your bedroom’s perfect dressing chair, with ample stiletto storage underneath. It has got that modern appeal to it which makes your lounge look classy and gorgeous as ever.

Round Blue Pouf/Ottoman Coffee Table: Round ottomans are perfect for the library as well as for your lounge. This powder-blue gem is framed in solid wood and plywood, upholstered in polyester which gives a very comfortable feel. Its corded stripes and central button tufting create a classic design handed down through generations.”People always wonder how to work color into a room,” says McCarthy. “This gives you the opportunity to punctuate a space with a color and shape that can go with anything.”

Round Pleated Pouf Ottoman: How about adding a bit of glitz and glamour to your lounge? This turquoise gem is center-tufted – but in a velvet-sequel fabric that feels simply luxurious. Place it in your bedroom or rumpus room other than your lounge, for a place to relax before heading out for the evening. We all like glamour and this piece changes the definition of glamour with its extra oomph.

Round Tufted Ottoman Coffee Table: Available in ten striking colours, this velvet ottoman is perfect for the diva in your life – even if that’s you! Adding lots of colour to your lounge space can be the most perfect thing to do. Colours give us joy and happiness and we all want to feel joyous when we enter our lounge. Tufted all over and raised almost to bed height, it’d find a perfect spot for preening in front a vanity mirror or a lounge space to raise toast.

The MD of Spacio & Interior Stylist Mr. Navin Kanodia says “Ottoman serves as a one man army in modern day furniture world. It juggles from being a sophisticated coffee table to a piece of great utility. It is one of the most usable piece of furniture in modern space.”

Hence ottomans are simply the best options for your lounge killing us with its versatility. It’s the most beautiful piece of furniture which not only maximizes your space but provides an extra oomph and glamour to your lounge space. Spacio Furniture, the retail brand of S.T.Unicom Pvt Ltd, has some of the eye candy ottoman pieces for your perusal. Our design services will be able to cater all your lounge designing needs with our expertise.

THE EXPERTS
BERNIE DE LE CUONA
With her U.K.-based company, the South African–born designer creates fine linen fabrics, many with opulent paisley patterns, as well as luxe velvets and cashmeres

BRIAN J. McCARTHY
Known for elegant and eclectic interiors, the New York-based designer is at work on a range of homes around the world, from Texas to Switzerland

Source: Elle Décor Magazine https://www.elledecor.com/shopping/furniture/advice/g553/top-ten-ottomans/

5 Tips to make durable bathroom paint

Compared to another room in the house, the bathroom tends to privilege. Because the flow of hot water and steam will make the bathroom more humid than other rooms. It requires a special wall coatings that can strengthen the layers of the wall, although constantly exposed to moisture, or even water.

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Spacio Designers suggest  5 best tips to make your bathroom paint more durable

 

1. Adequate air ventilation

 

Make sure your bathroom has adequate ventilation. Without ventilation, high humidity can damage the paint in the bathroom. You can make a window that can be opened, or use an exhaust fan. In addition to keeping the paint in the kitchen, exhaust fan can also reduce vapor, the dew in the bathroom mirror, and dry wall. The exhaust fan for about an hour after you take a bath.

 

2. Gypsum is installed neatly

 

You can use gypsum as a coating bath, especially if the concept of “dry bath”. Two things should be noted: First, use a moisture-resistant gypsum board is relatively stronger than regular gypsum board. Second, make sure the installation is correct. Do not let the sanding process leaving different textures. Ask finishing level 5 to get the best results.

 

3. Refine gypsum corner

 

If you are using gypsum cover, make sure the bathroom has a perfect angle. Use pro corner bead to create the perfect angle.

 

4. Durable paint

 

If you decide to repaint all or part of the bathroom wall, make sure the good quality paint is durable for the specific locations. These include the area around the window, or other surface that is often used as a “storage rack”.

 

5. Good lighting

 

Lastly, make sure you give natural and artificial lighting sufficient in the bathroom. Lighting plays an important role in the appearance of the bathroom. If the sun dominates the lighting, you should check out how the “fall” sunshine all day. Although both have a lot of natural light into the bathroom, but it can also be confirmed painting mistakes in it. Moreover, if you choose the paint shiny (glossy).

Pillow Talk: Learn the Lingo of Cushions

Cushions and pillows in any space introduce color, texture and form — all vital design elements when you’re finessing a room. These days we are bombarded with all kinds of styles and shapes of cushions, and here you’ll learn the ins and outs of this surprisingly complex piece of decor from Spacio Designers. Then you can impress your cushion maker with your knowledge of terms such as “bobble fringe,” “knife edge” and “Turkish corner.”

 

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The word “cushion” was used in writings as far back as the Middle Ages. Made of sackcloth or leather, filled with hair or wool and often embroidered, these large items were more like the floor pillows of today.In the U.S., the terms “pillow” and “cushion” can be interchangeable. In many other Western countries, a pillow is usually larger and for sleeping, while a cushion is used for lounging.

 

Most standard cushions on the market are 17 by 17 inches square. This is because a standard roll of fabric is 54 inches wide. Allowing for seams, three 18-inch pieces of fabric can be cut, avoiding wastage. Custom-designed cushions may cost a little more, but they open up a world of possibilities.

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The knife-edge cushion is the simplest and most popular of all the cushions. It has just two pieces of fabric and four side seams that taper into sharp corners. Why not add a border in another color to an otherwise monochromatic cushion, as shown here?

 

If you want a zipper, get one that matches the fabric color. You can also ask for an envelope-back cover — as the name suggests, the back fabric is overlapped to create the closure.

 

The insert in a knife-edge cushion tends to look fuller in the middle and thinner on the edges. Use a feather-down blend, which will hold its shape and doesn’t need as much fluffing as a 100 percent down insert.

 

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The box cushion has a top, a bottom and four sides. The sides are called the boxing, and can be from 1 inch to 10 or more inches deep, depending on the overall size and use of the cushion. This banquette has box cushions for both the seating and on top of it. Keep in mind that the seat cushion will flatten in half when you sit on it, so be generous with your measurements.

 

Piping, also called welting, can add structure. This can be either in the same fabric, known as self-piping, or in a contrasting color. If you have other cushions in the room, link that color to your piping.

 

The insert should be firm and enhance the structure of the cushion. Synthetic inserts, such as hypoallergenic polyester, are a smart choice for cushions that will suffer from wear and tear. Just as comfortable as feather-down inserts, they’re also great substitutes if you’re allergic to feathers.

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The embellished cushion allows you to be creative. A room takes on a distinct personality when you think hard about your cushion design.

 

Embellishments are many and varied. Bobble fringes with pom-poms look playful. Ruched or cut fringes look soft and feminine. Braided and flanged cords in contrasting colors add elegance. All cushion makers carry an array of trims and give great advice.

 

Another tip when buying the insert: Make sure it is encased in a tightly woven fabric, like cotton. This will stop the feathers from popping through. The insert also needs to fill the corners of the cover. If you like the plump look, get an insert that’s the same size as the cover — if not, get one an inch or two smaller.

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The Turkish-corner cushion, in my opinion, is not done enough. If you don’t like the sharp corners you get with a knife-edge cushion, try Turkish corners.

 

The treatment is called pinch pleating. This works on the knife-edge cushion and the box cushion when it is a scattered — not a seat — cushion. The pleats create neat, rounded tucks at each corner. This treatment is used to great effect on this blue-gray plaid back cushion.

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Taupe Turkish Corner Pillow Cover
Here’s a closer shot of a Turkish corner. With this style, the insert fits right up into the corners, so this cushion doesn’t have the flat, pointy look of other cushions.

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The bolster cushion has many uses. Its tubular shape with round ends is a great head support for something like reading in bed, and a helpful armrest on a banquette. Bolsters also break the visual monotony of traditional cushions.

 

As with round cushions, piping can help create a neat finish. Use a color that is already in the room for your piping.

 

Bolster cushions may or may not have zippers. After the loose filling is inserted, the seam is closed with a slip stitch. If you don’t go with a zipper, remember to choose hard-wearing fabric, as spot cleaning will be your only option.

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The flanged cushion is also a change from the standard knife-edge cushion. A flange is a piece of fabric that extends beyond the seam, giving the cushion a gentle, fluttery effect.

 

Flanged cushion covers can be made with the same fabric as the cover itself (called a self-border) or as an integrated border with a contrasting fabric. These striped pillows sitting on the chairs have the flange on the vertical, rather than all sides. Using the same fabric but turning the pattern a different way includes both ideas and gives you a stunning result.