Published at Thursday, July 26th 2018, 13:34:53 PM. Footstool & Ottoman. By vera hendriksen.
Turn your ottoman or coffee table tray into a cosy light source by decorating it with an array of candle and tea light holders. This flickering light will enhance the space and create a warm, inviting environment - incorporate a couple of scented candles to fill your living area with your favourite aroma.
Although an ottoman is often used as a footstool there are a number of things an ottoman can be used for, like as an additional bench or seat, depending on the strength of the construction. Some ottomans can be quite long, and even be used as benches. Also, an ottoman can be used as a coffee table or end table if you want your tables to have a softer appeal.
If you do decide to use a pallet, steer clear of anything with an HT or MB stamp. These indicate heat treatment (possibly with chemicals) or methyl bromide treatment. The pallet I used here has no marks, it looks like new wood and it's a smaller pallet, sometimes called a quarter-pallet. I got mine from a kitchen cabinet distributor next to my shop, but you can find new pallets online for less than $20.
Give your living room scheme a contemporary twist with a modernist perspex tray. Take a leaf out of Erin of The Sparkle's book and use your ottoman tray to house your favourite reading materials, a scented candle and a little posy of seasonal blooms.