6 practical storage ottomans under £100 – to maximise space (and seats) in tiny homes

Our Shopping Editor has found six lovely storage ottomans – all under £100 – for tiny homes and small budgets

Dunelm's Eloise Velvet Pleated Storage Ottoman in pink in bedroom at bottom of bed
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Looking to spend your money on a storage ottoman? Smart idea! Especially if you have a small amount of space to work with, and definitely if you want a tidy looking home (who doesn't?).

Whether your new storage ottoman will live in your hallway to store the family's shoes, or in your bedroom to hide your spare bed linen... maybe it will be an addition to the kids' playroom for their toys? Either way, this piece of furniture doubles as a seat and storage – for space-savvy budget-friendly homeowners. No need to spend your money on a storage box and a chair, or to try and store them separately, either.

Keep scrolling for the Real Homes edit of the best storage ottomans under £100 (okay, there's one over £100). To maximise space in your small home – or if you have a few too many pairs of shoes.

See our small living room ideas page for more useful hacks on where to place furniture in smaller homes and what else you need to invest in.

6 storage ottomans to help maximise space in tiny homes

1. Buy this faux leather one (which is also foldable) for modern homes

Zipcode Design French Storage Ottoman

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Upholstered in a faux leather so perfect for modern homes, this storage-savvy ottoman has a hidden lid which comes off to store anything from cushions to shoes and toys inside. With a buttoned top to add elegance, it even folds away if you just want it for sporadic use.

2. This polka dot storage ottoman – perfect for the kids' room

Argos Home Skandi Small Dot Ottoman

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We love this polka dot print storage ottoman – though small, it'll prove handy for storing the kids' toys coats, or shoes. It has a hinge for easy opening and closing, and at 44cm high it's the perfect size for little ones to sit, too. It's the perfect addition to an otherwise empty corner, and it's great for hiding those not-so Instagrammable toys.

3. Choose this blue velvet rectangular storage ottoman to add a pop of colour

Argos Home Maisie Velvet Ottoman

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If you have a certain space you need to fill – perhaps a tiny corner, or a section of a room – then this rectangular ottoman will suit. It would also look great placed at the end of a bed. Not only is it deep, but it features a super thick top to make it comfortable to sit on. No matter if that's for when you are tying your shoes or folding laundry. The striking blue colour will add a pop to a neural room, and obviously it's velvet because that is so in right now.

4. Buy this large storage ottoman for a living room – as an extra seat and cushion and throw storage

Woods Furniture Ruby Storage Ottoman

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This large beauty would make a lovely addition to a living room. Get rid of that old coffee table and replace it with this comfortable ottoman, which also doubles as storage for your cushions, as well as somewhere to pop your feet up – and another seat (or three). It's upholstered in velvet and comes in a range of dreamy colours – the copper velvet one is our fave by far.

5. We love this pleated storage ottoman for adding a touch of elegance to your rooms

Eloise Velvet Pleated Ottoman

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Make a statement with this super affordable storage ottoman – we can't quite believe it is under £99! It comes in teal, blush and champagne, and it boasts a foam-filled removable lid that's hidden – your guests would never even know that this stylish seat doubles as storage. It's also mega deep, and if you feel like your home needs a touch of chic, then rest assured that the pleats of this ottoman will get you there. 

6. Blowing your budget? Check out this lovely storage ottoman which is *slightly* over £100

Safina Ottoman Storage Bench in Burnt Orange Velvet with Button Detail

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If you are after a storage ottoman with feature legs to make it look more like a bench, then this is the option for you. Sure, it's over our £100 budget – but it is super popular and for good reason, too. It's well made, has a plush buttoned top and it features hinges and carved wooden legs make it look 10 times more expensive than it truly is.

Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie joined the Real Homes team in 2018 as our Deals Editor. Now, as our UK Shopping Editor, she spends much of her time giving advice on what you need to add to your shopping cart. Whether that be a sofa bed for your spare room, accessories to give your space a new lease of life, shiny new appliances for a kitchen or some smart tech for an easier life. She's also our fitness and beauty guru, with hands-on experience with some of the top hair tools and the best home gym equipment around. Otherwise, you can find her rearranging the furniture in her space-savvy London flat, DIYing accessories to fit with her ever-changing colour scheme, or going on long walks with her pug. Next up on her to-renovate list is her bathroom...