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The benefits of storage stools and ottomans are obvious. Space that’s often unused is now allocated to store stuff you want to keep at hand yet don’t want to have in plain sight.
Dedicated storage solutions take up space too so if you can manage to hide your miscellaneous items in these eye-pleasing furniture pieces you’re being very space-efficient. As you can see there’s a wide range of styles and shapes that can accomodate your personal taste and needs.
1. Ornavo Tray Table Ottoman
Personally, I’d use this clever ottoman to store a secret stash of snacks, but that’s just me. With a wonderful mid-century modern design made with velvet upholstery and a hidden storage compartment, the Ornavo Ottoman is the quintessential couchside friend.
The top flips over to become a tray table for you to perch your popcorn and soda on movie nights, or a glass of wine while you peruse a novel.
2. INSPIRED Augusta Storage Ottoman
What’s not to love about this luxurious ottoman? Covered in bonded leather and accented with nail head detailing, the INSPIRED Augusta Storage Ottoman provides the most storage room you’ll ever see in an ottoman.
Not only does it have an extra deep storage compartment, but it also comes in four unique colors. You’ll love how pristine your living room will look when you can organize all the clutter into this exquisite ottoman.
3. Velvet Storage Ottoman with Seat Back
This B FSOBEIIALEO Velvet Storage Ottoman will have you falling in love with it before you know it. Covered in soft velvet, the ottoman functions as both a comfortable loveseat and an inexpensive storage option.
At just $70, it’s a great alternative to expensive loveseats that gives you plenty of storage space for blankets, toys, and whatever other household items you can fit inside of it. Use it as extra seating or place it in your child’s room as a chic toybox.
4. Leolux TamTam Bongo Side Table
The TamTam Bongo Side Table by Leolux is based on the shape of a traditional African drum, with a flat top and round belly on three legs. The top lifts off to reveal interior storage space.
It can work as a side table or a stool, with three options for the top: a flat tray to hold drinks, a plain cushioned top, or a fancy cushioned top with padding embroidered into the shape of a face with two buttons for eyes.
5. Umbra Woodrow Storage Ottoman
If you’re looking for a stool that’s built to last, look no further than the Umbra Woodrow Storage Ottoman.
The stool is made of natural wood and has a modern and warm look. The top lifts off easily for storage, and you can use it as both seating or a side table.
6. HomePop Ottoman
This colorful ottoman is made especially for those who want to add a little personality to their living room. Made from faux leather, HomePop’s teal ottoman does have matching furniture pieces available for a full set, but the ottoman alone is a worthy companion for couchside Netflix binges.
Homepop Ottoman includes a storage compartment for extra blankets and remotes and is constructed with a solid wood frame.
7. Bubu 1er Stool
The Bubu 1er Stool is a modern multifunctional stool by designer Philippe Starck.
Versatile because of its many uses, such as storage bin, planter, vase, laundry basket or small side table. It’s up to you. Bubu is made of polypropylene and available in various colors.
8. Copper Grove Suonenjoki Storage Ottoman
The perfect footrest is essential to pure relaxation, but why not add a little storage space to it as well? The Suonenjoki Storage Ottoman provides plush cushions to rest tired feet on, but flip them over, and you get two spacious snack trays.
Inside the ottoman, you’ll find loads of storage for your favorite movie night items. Multiple color choices are available for this ottoman so you can choose just the right shade for you.
9. Safavieh Hudson Amelia Tufted Ottoman
The beautiful colored upholstery Amelia Tufted Ottoman looks great in the living area or bedroom.
These ottomans feature storage space and are available in a wide range of different colors. An asset for your modern home. Available in various colors.
10. Eshow Rattan Ottoman
Rattan furniture is an elegant and organic addition to both modern and traditional homes, and this ottoman is no exception. The Eshow Ottoman is a 2-piece set of rattan storage boxes in warm mahogany that complements a wide vareity of furniture sets.
You can use them as toy chests, extra clothing storage, and also as extra seating (both boxes are quite durable as stools and support up to several hundred pounds of pressure).
11. Wizard Storage Stool
The Wizard Storage Stool, available in six eye-popping colors, is bar-style seating with a twist.
The cushioned seat lifts up to reveal ample storage similar to an ottoman, but it only takes up half the space. It even includes a handle for easy lifting.
12. B FSOBEIIALEO Storage Ottoman with Tray
Tea for two? Deliver your sweetheart breakfast in bed on this ottoman’s spacious tray. Store cozy blankets and pillows inside the ottoman, and then when it’s time for a snow day, flip the lid to reveal a wooden tray that’s got just enough space for a snack and some hot cocoa.
When not using the lid or storage feature, the Storage Ottoman with Tray makes an excellent bench for your entryway or a coffee table for your living room.
13. The Box And the Cube
With its monotone design, anyone looking at The Box and The Cube would think of it as just another Plain Jane. However, hidden beneath its subtle exterior is a world of storage that will have you rethinking what furniture can do.
The Box and The Cube have many color choices to liven up a room with some modular charm, and you can easily scoot multiple Boxes together to form a cluster of seating or extra storage.
14. GLOVAL HOME Round Velvet Storage Ottoman
Can’t you just picture yourself with this vanity stool, gracefully perched atop it while you do your morning routine in front of a large mirror?
Gloval Home’s Elegant Velvet Stool is just what your home needs to add that extra touch of modern chic.
The top of the ottoman flips over to provide a hard stable surface for perching drinks or a book, while the inside stores all your unsightly knick knacks out of view. Try this stool out in Dusty Rose, Grey, Light Blue, or Teal!
15. Avalon Coffee Table/ Ottoman
The perfect ottoman is hard to find. While you’ve been searching and praying for a storage stool ottoman that fits your space, the Avalon has been patiently waiting for you.
This plush, comfortable storage ottoman is ripe with features, including built-in serving trays on the underside of its lid. Avalon doubles as a coffee table and has easy-to-clean fabric should you spill your drink.
16. Bucket Stool
The Bucket Stool‘s quaint design makes a unique and eye-catching addition to your home.
The bucket by Pedersen & Lennard is made from recycled steel and holds an upholstered cushion to create comfy seating with a rainbow of color options.
17. Crosby Ottoman
Who could possibly say no to more storage space, especially when it doesn’t take up any extra room? The cozy Crosby Ottoman has hidden storage just beneath its lid, but it also makes for a great foot rest that cradles your sore feet in comfort after a long day.
Its sleek exterior has enough padding to make for a comfortable seat too. It’s a quaint addition to your décor that can hold all your secrets inside!
18. Modway Haste Stool
Brightly colored outdoor furniture is one of the best ways to enjoy summer décor. You can add a little more sunshine to your day when you have the Modway Haste Stool, which comes in four magnificently bold colors.
Modway is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and includes storage beneath the seat/lid.
19. DFFS Shoe Bench Storage Stool
Why get an ugly, bulky ottoman when you can get a sophisticated looking storage stool like this? DFFS has designed a Storage Foot Stool from top quality materials that will add elegance and versatility to your living room furniture.
The top of the stool lifts off to reveal a compartment for storing items, while the bottom features non-slip pads to prevent floor scratches.
20. Best Selling Storage Ottoman
If you’re looking for a good hiding place for your candy stash, one that your kids won’t find, you should try this ottoman. Best Selling’s Clever Ottoman has a hidden storage drawer that’s barely visible unless you’re looking for it.
You can use it to hide valuable items, store your remotes, or keep favorite items close at hand. The ottoman’s surface is flat enough that a TV tray will steadily rest on it.
21. Rivet Modern Storage Ottoman- Side Table- Stool
Form and function come together in harmony to create this beautiful storage ottoman. Its octagonal shape sets it apart from other ottomans and infuses your decor with a pleasant modern vibe.
At 18 inches high, Rivet’s Stool can also be used as a side table with storage or a footrest. The top comes off so that you can hide away little knick knacks inside the stool or use it to conceal items that would otherwise be living room clutter.
22. Bread box
Instead of opening at the side like most bread boxes, this ingenious model has a wooden lid which slides off and turns into a cutting board. It’s made by Berlin-based design house My Kilos, who have made designed the square box to perfectly fit a loaf of traditional German rye bread – although of course, Bread Box will work fine for a white supermarket loaf too.
The flat top means that the boxes can be stacked, so if you aren’t keen on bread you can use these practical boxes for storage around the house.
23. SIMPLIHOME Rockwood Cube with Tray
The storage ottoman is available in leatherette and in fabric with several color options.
24. Luxxbox K-Stool
The Luxxbox K-Stool is just that pop of color you need to lighten your décor. Available in a variety of bold, flavorful colors, it’s the perfect storage and companion seat. The top of the stool easily lifts off to reveal bucket storage underneath.
You could be sitting down having dinner with friends, and no one would know the seat holds your young child’s toys (which are normally spread everywhere). You don’t have to tell them, but you might want to in order to see the amazed looks on their faces when they discover they’re sitting on a treasure trove!
25. Babà Stool
Alessi’s Babà Stool has all the curve and appeal of a modern vase.
This chic storage stool cleverly disguises itself as decoration, all the while hiding whatever trinkets you need out of sight underneath its top.
26. Adeco Storage Ottoman Bench
The Adeco Storage Ottoman is made of faux linen and available in various colors.
Its variety of uses makes it one of the most versatile storage options; use it as a coffee table or bench and enjoy the spacious storage it provides. Grab one here.
27. Oregon Ottoman w/Tray
Storage ottomans are an easy way to cut down on clutter. All you have to do is tuck toys, blankets and other items inside of it and voila! It comes equipped with a tray that can be used as a table service or tray for transporting food and drinks.
The Oregon Ottoman from Simpli Home is both easy on the eyes and easy to use. Don’t worry about the lid getting slammed if you have kids; it comes with a child safety hinge.