Wicker Ottomans or Cushioned Foot Stools are simply those essential accessories that go with club and accent chairs. Their purpose as a foot rest is often called into play as seating. That means they must be sturdy while retaining a style that complements many types of living room arrangements. In traditional and modern weaves, featured ottomans are also destined for sunrooms with their range of fashionable finishes and fabric selections.
For indoors, wicker construction utilizes rattan reed typically stripped from the core after an outer bark layer is removed. This process retains the vine’s natural characteristics while retaining its fibrous toughness that gives ottomans their premium heirloom qualities. Many feature full wraps that cover either wood frames or solid rattan cane. Both choices are strong enough to withstand the abuses of active entertaining.
Square, rectangular and round wicker ottomans capture the essence of comfort that make lounging that much more enjoyable. Victorian styles are among our more ornate offerings with their artful combination of closed and open weaves. While exemplifying the spirit of an earlier era, they incorporate today’s composition for optimum durability. Classic features of this style include arching aprons, wrapped ball feet and spindled rattan insets. Transitional designs tend to be understated in features with arching accents and dense basket pattern weaves.
Casual and rustic wicker ottomans will suit smaller space requirements. They can pair with matching chairs, sofas and settees to extend guest comforts. Flat-weave tops on large and small ottomans also give them added service as side tables or even coffee tables. In bold lattice or tighter basket weaves, they contribute character in a range of finish options. As a bonus, an optional acrylic sealant gives them some protection for covered porches.
Rectangulars with raised sides range from traditional to rustic. Offering a perfect balance for matched chairs, they are roomy as foot rests with their custom cushion tops. Prop your feet on one of these, close your eyes and be ready for imagined transport to a breezy island locale. Take relaxation to another level with the Beachcomber ottoman featuring sisal rope construction. Exposed taper feet highlight solid wood framing in warm tones to complement the natural fiber finishes.
When choosing finishes for our featured indoor wicker ottomans, you have many options. Light, medium and darker stains maintain a natural sheen while bright, bold and dark paint colors create a vintage, contemporary, cottage or antiqued look. Pair the finish with designer fabric selections and enjoy a combination in colors and patterns that will work to change the look of any space. Ottoman styles with off-white poly-cotton cushions are easy to re-upholster with fabrics of your own choice.