7 Surprising Ways to Elevate Your Home Decor with an Ottoman

Adding an ottoman to your living space can be a game-changer, offering both style and functionality. Whether you want to make a statement or just need a versatile piece of furniture, ottomans can seamlessly fit into any room and decor style. Here are seven surprising ways to elevate your home decor using an ottoman.

momu colourful Ottoman showcasing in drawing room

Why Choose an Ottoman?

Before diving into the creative uses, let's explore why ottomans are a great choice for your home. Ottomans are not just for putting your feet up. They are multi-functional pieces that can serve as extra seating, storage solutions, and even as decorative elements. Their versatility makes them perfect for any room, whether it's the living room, bedroom, or even the bathroom.

1. Transform Your Living Room

The Perfect Coffee Table Alternative

An ottoman can be a stylish and practical alternative to a traditional coffee table. Opt for a large, sturdy ottoman and place a decorative tray on top. This setup provides a stable surface for drinks, books, or decorative items while maintaining a cozy and relaxed atmosphere.

Extra Seating for Guests

Hosting a gathering and short on seating? An ottoman can easily be pulled into the seating arrangement, offering a comfortable spot for guests. Choose an ottoman with a soft, cushioned top to ensure it is as inviting as it is functional.

2. Bedroom Bliss

A Stylish Bed-End Bench

Place a long, upholstered ottoman at the foot of your bed. This not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your bedroom but also provides a practical spot to sit while putting on shoes or to lay out your outfit for the next day.

Hidden Storage Solution

Opt for an ottoman with hidden storage to keep your bedroom clutter-free. Store extra blankets, pillows, or out-of-season clothing inside the ottoman to maximise your space without compromising on style.

momu ottoman set in drawing room

3. Entryway Elegance

A Welcoming Seat

An ottoman in the entryway can serve as a convenient spot to sit while putting on or taking off shoes. It also creates a welcoming atmosphere for guests entering your home. Pair it with a small side table or a coat rack for a functional and stylish setup.

Organisational Aid

Choose an ottoman with built-in storage to keep your entryway tidy. Use it to store umbrellas, scarves, or any other items you need as you head out the door. This keeps everything within reach while maintaining a neat and organised space.

4. Dining Room Versatility

Substitute for Chairs

Incorporate ottomans as a stylish alternative to dining chairs. This approach works particularly well with round or square dining tables. Ottomans can add a touch of sophistication and comfort to your dining area, making meals feel more relaxed and intimate.

Space-Saving Marvel

Ottomans are perfect for small dining areas where space is at a premium. When not in use, they can be tucked under the table to free up floor space, making the room feel larger and more open.

5. Bathroom Comfort

Luxurious Vanity Seat

An ottoman can serve as a luxurious seat at your bathroom vanity. Choose a water-resistant fabric or material to ensure durability in the humid environment. This adds a touch of elegance and comfort to your daily grooming routine.

Handy Storage Spot

In bathrooms, storage is often limited. Use an ottoman with storage to keep extra towels, toiletries, or cleaning supplies hidden but easily accessible. This helps maintain a clean and uncluttered look.

6. Playroom Perfection

Soft Play Area

Ottomans are great for kids' playrooms as they provide a soft and safe surface for play. They can also double as seats for storytime or as makeshift tables for board games and puzzles.

Toy Storage

Choose an ottoman with ample storage space to keep toys organized and out of sight. This helps maintain a tidy playroom while making it easy for children to access their favourite toys.

7. Outdoor Oasis

Patio Seating

Bring the comfort of your indoor living space to the outdoors with weather-resistant ottomans. They can provide extra seating or serve as footrests for your patio furniture. Choose vibrant colours or patterns to add a playful touch to your outdoor decor.

Convenient Storage

Outdoor ottomans with storage are perfect for stashing cushions, blankets, or outdoor toys. This keeps your patio neat and ensures that everything is protected from the elements when not in use.


Discover the Ultimate Ottomans for Your Living Room: Como, Hereford, and Hex

Como Ottoman

Price: $1,990 (includes Momu Fabric)

Size: D 90 x H 36cm
Custom Sizes Available

Experience the elegance of geometry with the Como Ottoman. Just as a circle is a special kind of ellipse, Como is a special kind of ottoman, offering exceptional versatility and comfort. Crafted with care in Melbourne, Como stands as a testament to superior craftsmanship and durability, backed by a full 10-year warranty.

Our commitment to your satisfaction means that Como can be customised to any size and fabric, tailored to your exact preferences. Whether you need it longer, shorter, or higher, we can make it happen within 8 weeks. Visit our showroom to see Como on display and explore the endless possibilities for your living space.


  • Customisable in size and fabric
  • Made in Melbourne
  • 10-year warranty for durability and longevity
  • On display in our showroom

Sustainability: We ensure that every piece is crafted with sustainability in mind, using eco-friendly materials and processes.

Como Ottoman set of momu

Hereford Ottoman

Price: $2,390 (includes Momu Fabric)

Size: L 95 x W 75 x H 35cm
Custom Sizes Available

Introducing Hereford, the ottoman designed for those who love to stretch out and live large. This generous piece is perfect for adding a touch of luxury to your living space, providing ample room for relaxation. Like all our ottomans, Hereford is crafted in Melbourne with meticulous attention to detail, promising both beauty and longevity with a full 10-year warranty.

Hereford is displayed in our showroom, where you can see the quality craftsmanship firsthand. Customise it to your liking with any size and fabric, ensuring it perfectly complements your home. Our range of included fabrics is durable and stylish, but if you have a specific fabric in mind, we can source it for you.


  • Customisable in size and fabric
  • Made in Melbourne
  • 10-year warranty for durability and longevity
  • On display in our showroom
  • Assistance with fabric selection and samples available

Sustainability: Our sustainable practices ensure that each piece is made with eco-friendly materials and methods.

Hereford Ottoman set of momu

Hex Ottoman

Price: $3,850 (includes Momu Fabric)

Size: L 120 x W 100 x H 35cm
Custom Sizes Available

Twice as versatile, the Hex Ottoman is the ultimate multi-functional piece for your living space. Designed with flexibility in mind, Hex can serve as a stylish seat, a chic coffee table, or a luxurious footrest. Handcrafted in Melbourne, Hex comes with a full 10-year warranty, reflecting our dedication to quality and durability.

Customise Hex to your exact specifications in any size and fabric. Our showroom displays Hex so you can appreciate its versatility and craftsmanship. Our fabric collection offers durable and fashionable options, and we are happy to source any specific fabric you desire.


  • Customisable in size and fabric
  • Made in Melbourne
  • 10-year warranty for durability and longevity
  • On display in our showroom
  • Guidance on fabric choices with sample provision

Sustainability: Committed to sustainable craftsmanship, we use eco-friendly materials and processes for every piece.

Hex Ottoman set of momu


Incorporating an ottoman into your home decor is a simple yet effective way to enhance both style and functionality. From providing extra seating to offering hidden storage, ottomans are versatile pieces that can adapt to various needs and spaces. Experiment with different shapes, sizes, and materials to find the perfect ottoman for your home. Whether you place it in the living room, bedroom, or even the patio, an ottoman is sure to elevate your decor and add a touch of comfort and convenience.

Contact Us

For enquiries or to view our fabric collection, visit our showroom at 12 Ardena Ct, Bentleigh East VIC 3165. Our customer care team is available Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm (AEST), or reach us at 1300 052 495 and enquiry@momu.com.au.

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