Manhattan Home Design Reviews | Barcelona Ottoman: Did you know these 3 tips?

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | The world of furniture is vast and full of many exciting choices that can shift the entire look and feel of your living rooms, bedrooms, and setups in general, and one of those specific types of furniture are ottomans. Ottomans are one of the most versatile and adaptable pieces you can get to enhance your layouts without modifying them too drastically. For an item with such an interesting history, ottomans are often neglected. In this entry of Manhattan Home Design Reviews, we take a look at some features and three places to put your Barcelona Ottoman and make the most of it!

What is exactly an Ottoman?

Barcelona Ottoman

In the late 18th century, Ottomans were initially brought into Europe from Turkey (the center of the Ottoman Empire, thus the name). They were typically cushioned, upholstered seats or benches without arms or backs that served as the primary sitting in homes in the past and were piled high with cushions.

In layman’s terms, an ottoman is kinda like a hybrid between a bench, a footstool, and a small coffee table, why? well, because it sort of recreates the job that all of them do, with less effectiveness, but with more versatility of course

Where to place your Barcelona ottoman?

1. In front of your favorite armchair

An easy guess, isn’t it? Using the Barcelona ottoman as a footstool is a more than recommended choice. Add even more comfort to your tv or reading sessions with the implementation of this marvelous piece to your setup, and thanks to its adaptable design that is elegant but doesn’t really generate “noise”. Blends flawlessly with your setups

2. Barcelona Ottoman next to a sofa

Yes, you can use the Barcelona Ottoman as an unorthodox end table if you’re in a pinch or if you feel that the style, height, and top matches your preferences, just be sure to not place things like vases on it.

3. In between 2 pieces of furniture

If you feel that your current layout feels a little too empty or spaced out, getting a Barcelona ottoman to close the gap between your sofas or chairs is a more than recommended approach when using it. The discretion it provides makes it ideal for this task as it won’t be distracting and can even fill the role of provisional seating if needed too!

And there you have it, 3 placement tips you may consider when using the wonderful Barcelona Ottoman, a tool for interior designers and common people just looking to maximize the potential of their setups with style and elegance, get it today at Manhattan Home Designs’ Black Friday sale!

Be sure to check out our other articles

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | The Barcelona Ottoman | A powerful piece of furniture you need

Manhattan Home Design Reviews | The world of furniture has a lot of surprises in store, waiting for you to discover them and put them to good use! One of those kinds of pieces are the ottomans, a quite useful and practical piece with antique origins back to the ottoman empire. They can be large, with the capacity to store things like linen or magazines and be placed more centered in the room, or smaller and be intended to be used primarily as a footrest to complement an armchair or chair. Today, in this entry of Manhattan Home Design Reviews, we will be sharing more insight, specifically on the Barcelona Ottoman and its features

The Barcelona ottoman is a design originally conceived by the great Mies van der Rohe back in 1929 and first shown in the German Pavilion at the International Exposition in Barcelona that same year. 

It is certainly a simple, but effective design that follows the same principle as its creator “less is more”

Barcelona Ottoman

Let’s talk about the features

The Barcelona Ottoman consists of a chromed resilient urethane foam and with a down-like dacron polyester fiberfill stainless steel frame in a very elegantly shaped curved X as the legs, and the cushions are upholstered in premium grade leather and filled with resilient urethane foam and with down-like dacron polyester fiberfill. As we said, it is very simple, but does its job flawlessly and with elegance

What could you use the Barcelona Ottoman for?

Honestly, a lot of things really, and that is such a great thing about the ottomans, their versatility, and adaptability. While you could put your feet on the table, it is not recommendable nor the intended use – On the other side, you can 100% place your feet on the ottoman to serve as an elegant footrest AND as a kind of small table to place other things on it, be it a smartphone, a magazine, keys, etc. You can also combine it with any other sofa, armchair, or chair to increase your comfort and resting time efficiently and maybe enjoy even more whatever you’re doing while at it! The practicality of this piece of furniture is something to never underestimate

More technical features

With an overall height of 17 inches and an overall width of 24 inches, the Barcelona ottoman has a very standard set of dimensions to ensure its use with most kinds of armchairs, sofas, and chairs

The Barcelona ottoman is, without a doubt, worthy of kings and queens, but available to everyone at Manhattan Home designs! Be sure to check out our other articles