posted by on 2012.10.04, under Shopping Guide

A good ottoman is so much more than a footrest—they double as extra seating or makeshift coffee tables, and their low height makes them ideal accent pieces to your other furniture. One could easily drop several hundred (or more) on ottoman, but that doesn’t mean you need to. Here are our favorites for $200 and below.



If Indiana Jones were in the market for a compact ottoman, I imagine it would look something like this woven leather number from Wisteria. $169.

Woven Leather Folding Stool

Woven Leather Folding Stool


This retro-modern ottoman is the perfect perch for trays, throws or even—dash it—feet! Urban Outfitters. $179.

Modern Ottoman

Modern Ottoman


Nothing says “I don’t give a damn—except I do!” like things made of re-purposed grain sacks. This square burlap ottoman from The Inglenook Décor achieves shabby chic like nobody’s business. $115.

  Square Vintage Sack Ottoman

Square Vintage Sack Ottoman


Just shy of 3 feet wide, Ikea’s Karlstadt Ottoman is extra roomy, and its removable cover makes it easy to wash when soiled. $149.

 KARLSTAD Footstool, Isunda gray

KARLSTAD Footstool


Straight from grandma’s boudoir to your living room, the Curves Tufted Ottoman from Target keeps it ladylike. On sale for $76.49.

Curves Tufted Round Ottoman - Spring Green

Curves Tufted Round Ottoman


It’s hip to be square, when you’re a Blu Dot ottoman made of felted wool with flanged seams. Pair a few side-by-side for a more substantial look. $159.

 Otto Ottoman

Otto Ottoman



posted by on 2011.05.16, under Overstock Picks

It’s been a while since we covered our favorite buys from Overstock. Right now anything costs just a dollar to ship.

Wowowow! A faithful replica of the famous Hans Wegner Wishbone chair, a mid-century classic that sells for about $750. This one, however, $164.99.

Wood Chair with Temp Seat, $164.99


This modern rustic side table is constructed of solid wood and metal. $92.99.

Elements Angle Grey End Table, $92.99


Richly detailed poufs like this one are usually expensive for some reason. Now you can get two for less than the price of one at some other store. Use them as a coffee table, footrest, rest a stack of books or a place to seat guests.

Traditional Indian Pouf (Set of 2), $119.99


This gorgeous lamp is made of natural marble, well worth its $119.99 price tag.

Grains of Sand Natural Stone 1-light Table Lamp, $119.99


This cable handknit throw looks like it could have been lovingly made by grandma, but also has a danish modern flair to it.

Cable Handknit Throw, $55.99