Forget the Turkish Ottomans. Today is all about the Tufted Ottomans. This cheap Target ottoman has been great, but it’s time is up. After two years, it’s wearing poorly and not jiving with the room’s evolution.
The issue with finding the perfect ottoman replacement? I had very lofty requirements.
We eventually want children, and from what I hear, their terrible motor skills make hard surfaces dangerous. Silly babies. And really, I prefer cushy ottomans to hard coffee tables. Preference was also given to an easy-to-clean material.
Charcoal sofa, dark wood console and a black ottoman made one side of the room much heavier than the other, with off-white armchairs.
The rectangle ottoman wasn’t wide enough for the L-shaped ottoman. The mini footstools…eh.
I mean, what’s the point of buying something to take up floor space if it at least won’t hold stuff for you?
And here’s the kicker. I didn’t really want to spend more than $500.
See why this was impossible?! I was at the point of pinning DIY ottoman instructions.
I found several pieces that I liked – like this one, Sunpan Modern’s Noah Tufted Ottoman. Oh, he was my favorite. But $750 (the cheapest I could find) was not going to work for me. Like, ever. I couldn’t get past the whole this is something I would put my feet on. For $750. Who do I think I am, George Alexander Louis?! Geez.
And then it happened. I got my daily Joss and Main email. Sunpan Modern?! I crossed my fingers for the lovely Noah tufted ottoman to be there.
IT WAS! And for nearly half the price I’d seen elsewhere. I bought it immediately.
$331 in savings? Don’t mind if I do.
A little more than a week later, Noah was sitting pretty in our living room.
For comparison’s sake:
Upholstered! Cream! Storage! Square! Less than $500! The stars aligned. Not to mention, the tufted top makes me feel like a fancy lady.
As for styling, I’m not sure. We could go simple with an oversized art book.
How about breakfast casual? (Side note: Totally used spent coffee grounds for this picture, had to photoshop the liquid darker)
Can’t you imagine kicking back there on a Sunday morning, enjoying a warm cup of coffee and Charles Osgood? Yes, I am secretly a senior citizen who enjoys Sunday Morning.
But this one is more my style, haha.
A setting for a party, with wine and cheese? I actually throw this party by myself every Friday night ever.
The bottles aren’t actually wine – it’s mead! From Starrlight Mead. If you’re ever in central NC, you must visit their meadery and taste their delicious honey wine!
Can we rewind to December for a second?
AND NOW! Holy cow, it looks like grown-ups live here. Just, er, don’t look on the other side of the room.
Find any furniture bargains lately? Or still in the stalking stage, waiting for it to go on sale?