Why is it called an Ottoman?

An ottoman is a piece of furniture that’s usually well padded and upholstered in fabric and that generally doesn’t have any back or arms. It’s essentially used as a footstool or table Some come complete with a lift up hinged lid to provide storage for items that look messy unless hidden away, such as magazines and mail

The ottoman received its name because they originated in Turkey during the 1700’s when it was part of the Ottoman Empire. Back in those days, they were much more simple and were essentially wooden with cushions placed on top. Ottomans were eventually brought to Europe in the late eighteenth century and gradually were improved in design so that extra storage via a lift up lid and upholstery was added.

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