I've scrolled through so many storage ottomans — these are the ones best-rated by shoppers

Multi-functional and aesthetically pleasing

Article Maribo Stately Gray 32" Storage Ottoman in bedroom at the bottom of bed
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If, like me, you're working with a small amount of storage space in your apartment (or your small home) then it's time that you put a few tiny space storage ideas to good use. Number one on your to-do list, though, should be to invest in a storage ottoman. Because storage and organization products don't always have to be plastic, single-functional, and cheap. If you've got the floor space, a storage ottoman is well worth the investment as this piece of multi-functional furniture can also double as a seat.

If you're looking for somewhere stylish to store your shoes, then a storage ottoman could be what your entryway is missing. Looking for extra bedroom storage ideas to hold your handbag collection? A storage ottoman will look gorgeous placed at the bottom of your bed — plus it's an extra seat for when you're putting your socks on half asleep. Need more living room storage for your general clutter? You guessed it: a storage ottoman is just what you need, as it will fit right in with the rest of your decor. You can also buy one that can double as a footstool or a coffee table.

You're probably wondering where to even start when it comes to finding a storage ottoman for your place. And we're right behind you. No need to worry as we've done the research and shopped around our favorite places (Amazon, UO, Wayfair) to round up the best-rated storage ottomans by shoppers. Yes, this means all of the storage buys below have been highly rated by reviewers, for your peace of mind. They're all less than $250, too! Happy shopping (and storing!).

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How we chose these storage ottomans

These storage ottomans have been carefully chosen, based on their style and their customer reviews and rating. Only the best-rated storage ottomans have been featured in this guide, giving you a rundown of the highest-rated storage ottomans on the web.

What to consider when buying a storage ottoman

You'll want to consider a few things before buying a storage ottoman:

1. Size
How much space do you have for your storage ottoman to sit? Will it double as a piece of furniture (e.g. a coffee table) or will it function just as a storage ottoman? Be sure to measure your space before buying.

2. What will you store in it?
Collect everything up that you'll need to fit in your storage ottoman and check that it will actually fit in there. Always go for something with more space than you'll actually use, as you'll always find a way to fill it. Anything too small might annoy you, however.

3. What's it made of?
We've featured a range of storage ottomans on our list, made from the likes of velvet, faux leather and more. Be sure to choose a design that fits in with the rest of your furniture, otherwise your storage ottoman will stick out like a sore thumb. Which, by the way, is exactly not what you want. It should really disguise into your home and barely be noticeable as storage.

4. Can it fold?
Some storage ottomans can fold away (genius!) when not in use. These are great for using for seasonal clothing or even if you move a lot. For most though, this won't be a necessity.

Where to buy a storage ottoman

There are plenty of places that you can buy a storage ottoman online, but here's where we definitely recommend browsing if you're yet to find the design of your dreams:

Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. I've been part of the Real Homes team since 2018, when I joined as Deals Editor. Along with covering major sales events — from Black Friday to Amazon Prime Day — I review home must-haves so that you can buy with peace of mind. Mostly focusing on home fragrance and sleep, as well as a few vacuum cleaners, I've tested pretty much every item you can think of that you need in your home. I live on the outskirts of the city in a two-bed apartment with my husband and my pug, Doug. So I am always searching for compact alternatives and ways to save floor space. What about when I am not typing away? Well, you'll find me enjoying an iced coffee (no matter the season) and trying out the latest brunch spots the city has to offer, or booking my next holiday. Where else can you find my words? Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc, and Woman & Home.