Coffee table ottomans — 10 multifunctional tables, footstools, and seats rolled into one

These coffee table ottomans are an essential piece of furniture that will create a central feature point in your front room.

A trio of coffee table ottomans on yellow graphic background
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If you haven't already considered coffee table ottomans in your lounge, it's time to bring the 'living' into the living room. Because what other piece of furniture can transform from a low upholstered seat to a table, to footstool and storage instantaneously?

Whether you have a small sitting room that needs an extra seat (without investing in another sofa), or you have a large social space that you want to make more 'lived-in', this versatile and dynamic furnishing has a lot of 'homeware hats' it can wear.

But, with so many multifunctional models online and in-store, finding the right coffee table for your living room, that'll function to its full potential, can be a challenge. We've searched high and low for the best ottoman coffee tables no matter your budget, the size of the room, or your material of preference.

From multi-faceted luxury leather picks to comforting boucle looped yarn variants and animal-printed buys to bring out your wild side, there's an ottoman for all.

Coffee table ottomans to chill in style

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'Coffee table ottomans are a perfect addition in creating a truly comfortable seating area.' says Louie Higaki, general merchandising manager of furniture, home décor, and decorative textiles, Anthropologie.

1. Anthropologie relaxed Saguaro coffee ottoman table

A relaxed Saguaro coffee table ottoman made with cream boucle teddy material, down filling and oak legs on bold colorful indoor rug in living room

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Coffee ottoman table: H18.25 x D41 x W41 in  | Color options: 1
Starting out strong is this triple combo of luxe ivory boucle material, down-filled cushioned and oak-legged coffee ottoman table from Anthropologie. It's the perfect stylish furniture whether you're hunkering down with a good book and some cocoa or casually showing off your space with strong coffee and good company. Remove the detachable legs for a more casual, low, and slubby look.

A dark blue velvet coffee table ottoman with removeable brass-colored legs

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2. APT2B Jude Ottoman

Coffee table ottoman: H19 x W30 x D22 in | Color options: 2
Just like the classic Beatles song, we're saying 'Hey Jude' to this Oxford Blue coffee table ottoman from APT2B. Velvet is one of the most affordable materials to add instant Art-Deco-inspired glam to your living room ideas, so add this jewel-like, sapphire hue to your social space. Also available in Hunter Green.

A tan leather coffee table ottoman with dark wooden legs

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3. Poly & Bark Florence Ottoman

Coffee table ottoman: H18 x W35 x D35 in | Color options: 5
This Italian leather coffee table ottoman is the perfect hero buy for a sophisticated mid-century modern living room. With mood-inducing mahogany wood legs, you won't be able to take your eyes off of this piece of furniture. Available in five sultry-sounding colors including Cognac Tan, Madagascar Brown, Onyx Black, Midnight Blue, and Slate Gray. The first colorway is our fave, as the non pigmented leather
really accentuates the natural qualities of the hide. Over time, the leather will scuff and develop into a beautiful vintage, almost retro patina for a glam vintage feel.

A bright yellow upholstered coffee table orro

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4. Article Sefto coffee table ottoman

Ottoman coffee table : H17 x W39.5 x D39.5 in | Color options: 3
Another mid-century style coffee ottoman, but this time we're switching classic leather hues for a vibrant color pop. Choose from rusty Mars Red, sunny Marigold yellow, or calming Saltwater blue to take center stage in your living room or lounge area. With plush upholstered detail and sturdy corner-blocked wooden framing, use as a coffee table, or transform it into a seat or footstool – the choice is yours. One satisfied buyer commented: 'This looks just as good in person as it does in the pictures. The yellow is bright without being obnoxious.'

A flower-shaped grey upholstered ottoman coffee table

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5. Sanctuary 2 35'' Wide Ottoman

Ottoman coffee table: H17.5 x W35 x D35 in | Colors available: 1
This flower-shaped coffee ottoman from Wayfair is as pretty as a petal – quite literally. If you want to add an air of floral romance in your living room but don't want to experiment with color, this is one way to do it. We particularly love the decorative antique silver medallions studded around it. Buy one, or loosely interlock a few together for a full-on feature if you can afford it.

A beige and white coffee table ottoman with dogtooth detail

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6. Upholstered storage ottoman in beige and white

Ottoman coffee table: H20.5 x W48.25 x D29 in| Colors available: 1
Classic and timeless, this upholstered storage ottoman by Corrigan Studio® comes clad in a retro fifties style beige and white dogtooth print. With aptly-named cappuccino-colored legs, channel your inner home barista and take a seat alongside this chic table. Currently has a whopping 90% off on Wayfair, so don't walk – run.

A black and white coffee table ottoman with spotted print motif decor

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7. Winston rectangle animal print coffee table ottoman

Coffee table: H18 x W38 x D38 in | Colors available: 1
We've gone dotty over this Dalmatian-print coffee table ottoman. With its monochrome dotted design and espresso-colored conical legs, it'll add interest to any living room. Sure, it's cute, but it also offers bang for its buck with a solid kiln-dried hardwood frame, and seat cushions that are removable, reversible, and unzippable. Top dog.

A long, soft brown coffee table ottoman in living room with cream sofa

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8. Gendron 62'' Genuine Leather Tufted Rectangle Cocktail Ottoman

Coffee table ottoman: H16 x W62 x D27 in | Colors available: 1
If you're looking for a real leather coffee table ottoman, without spending thousands of dollars, this soft brown furniture decor doesn't fall flat. In fact, button-tufted details dot the top for a touch of timeless texture. Stubby black walnut legs give this place for mags and coffee cups a trendy low-profile look that won't obstruct your view of the TV or any media wall ideas that are larger than life.

A round seagrass coffee table ottoman with lift top storage in living room

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9. Urban Outfitters Alina Storage Ottoman

Coffee table ottoman: H13.25 x D21 in | Colors available: 1
Add soft and relaxed nautical charm with this seagrass coffee table ottoman from Urban Outfitters. If your living room feels a little flat, this piece of organic furniture can add tactile texture and added interest in an instant. This lidded furniture comes with storage space to stow chunky throws, cushions, and books. Style with a simple vase and a few of your fave floral stems or foliage for a minimalist feel. The cheapest on our list, so best for if your budget's tight.

A rattan and white powder-coated aluminum coffee table ottoman with matching chair in outdoor space

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10. Pottery Barn Hampton wicker and metal ottoman

Coffee table ottoman: H17.5 x W20 x D27.5 in | Colors available: 1
Add a relaxed Scandi vibe in and outside your home with this rattan and white aluminum coffee table ottoman. Mixing natural materials with metal, this modern piece is versatile enough to be seen in your living room, and outdoor spaces like your patio or veranda to create a chic staycation feel. Used as an extra seat to perch on, this delicate-looking furniture can take up to 180lbs of weight.

How to style a coffee table ottoman

'[Coffee table ottomans are] a great place to put your feet up and additionally a fantastic addition to family households where you want to avoid sharp corners or hard surfaces for your little ones. Add an oversized tray with books, a candle, and a plant and you are complete.' says Higaki.

How to place a coffee table ottoman in a living room?

'Overlooked, underappreciated, misunderstood. You could even call it the anti-hero of the living room. Modern ottomans make a crucial addition to any functional and trendy living space. Talk about versatility! Given all of that, it gets none of the shine of its other comfy counterparts,' says Katie Fritz, content manager, Article

'Yes, we’re talking about mid-century modern coffee table ottomans, and no, we’re not being dramatic. Contemporary ottomans don’t just help you stretch your person out, they’re also a great way to stretch yourself creatively when it comes to setting up your space.'

'Given the wide range of styles (Modern coffee tables, Mid-Century, Contemporary) and shapes (round coffee tables, barrel-shaped, cubed, benched, no legs, stub legs, mostly legs, and so much more) you’ve got a ton of new ways to tie a room together or bring it a flash of flair — the ottoman is your chance to try out a bold new fabric or pattern in your space without the risk of overpowering it, as a sofa might. Just think of all the potential stuffed into our little friends.'

Christina Chrysostomou
Former acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the former acting head ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a first class degree from Keele University, and a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.