Ottomans add style — and versatility — to any living space. “I love ottomans because they’re multi-functional,” says Jillian Lepore of INspiration Interiors. “They make seating comfortable for anyone – no matter how tall or short. Plus, they accommodate a number of seating styles. From a design standpoint, they add a bit of spice.”
Lepore says ottomans are ideal for Hawaii because they’re a great way to make the most out of tight spaces. “We are seeing fewer and fewer formal dining rooms,” she says. “So, a lot of times ottomans can act as an informal table for quick meals. Kids can also pull them up for video games and just hanging out.”
Lepore, who has been a designer for more than a decade, says her favorite ottomans are no more than 18 inches — round or square. “Since they’re small, you can move them around easier and make the room work for you,” she says.
This article appears in the September 2017 issue of Hawaii Home + Remodeling.