Rustic Farmhouse Ottomans: Creative Ways to Use Them

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Few pieces of furniture are as useful and comfortable as a farmhouse ottoman, which can be used as a footstool, storage spaces, or even chairs in their own right. Who says that a functional piece of furniture can’t also be highly aesthetic, though? There are so many different ottoman styles and colors that you can put in your home. We put together a huge list of rustic ottomans for sale that you will love.

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Walker Edison Abri Modern Farmhouse Metal X Tufted Ottoman, 30 Inch, Grey

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Convenience Concepts Designs4Comfort 5th Avenue Storage Ottoman, Blue Fabric

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Linon Stephanie Ottoman, Botanical Linen

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7 Farmhouse Ottoman Ideas

Leather Storage Ottoman

A leather storage ottoman is a classic farmhouse decor choice. Upholster the ottoman in vintage-looking brown leather for a timeworn appearance. Use the storage space inside to tuck away blankets, board games, or extra pillows. Place leather ottomans around your living room as extra seating or footrests.

Tapestry Ottoman

Choose a colorful, ornate tapestry fabric to upholster a cube-shaped ottoman. The vivid pattern will enliven your farmhouse decor. Use tapestry ottomans as coffee table replacements to hold remotes, books, and drinks. The storage inside is perfect for hiding clutter.

Tufted Cocktail Ottoman

A tufted ottoman with button accents brings farmhouse character to your space. Situate a tufted ottoman in front of your living room sofa for a footrest. The soft cushioned top also makes a great seat for extra guests. Choose a washed natural linen or cotton fabric with visible texture.

Rustic Wooden Crate

For easy DIY style, use a simple wooden crate as a stylish ottoman. Look for a weathered galvanized metal crate or unfinished wood crate. Top with a removable cushion for comfort. Use wooden crate ottomans as end-of-bed benches or stack as side tables.

Upholstered Bench Ottoman

An upholstered bench works double-duty as a window seat and ottoman in a farmhouse. Choose a neutral linen fabric with classic tufted detailing. Place at the foot of your bed or in front of your living room fireplace as versatile seating.

Padded Pouf

For portable extra seating, pouf ottomans are a perfect farmhouse choice. Opt for natural linen textures with colorful pom-pom or tassel embellishments. Use poufs as footstools, floor cushions for kids, or flexible multipurpose seating around the house.

Double-Tiered Tray Ottoman

A two-tiered ottoman with removable trays adds farmhouse function. The top tray is ideal for holding snacks, magazines, or electronic devices. The bottom storage area can hide blankets or board games. Use the ottoman as a coffee table or end table alternative.

How to Choose Farmhouse Ottomans

You want to start with the color and Our farmhouse ottomans work great in a living room, bedroom, or guest room, providing that unique, rustic ambiance while also serving an important function.

What is Farmhouse Style?

But what is the farmhouse style, exactly, and what makes an ottoman have a farmhouse theme? The farmhouse style is down-to-earth and homely, giving off an antique, hand-made vibe. It’s dominated by deep browns and soft beiges, sharp whites and glossy greys. This style is also sometimes described as “shabby chic,” and that sums it up well.

Find a Beautiful Farmhouse Style End Table

Typically, the farmhouse style utilizes wood, and our farmhouse ottomans do the same. They come in a variety of colors, running the gamut from brown to white and shades in between which will fit the look of a lot of different rooms. The goal with the farmhouse style is to provide a weathered, rustic look that will have your guests believing the ottoman is an antique family heirloom.

Why You Need a Farmhouse Ottoman

There are many instances where ottomans fill the “gap” in a room, providing that “je ne sais quoi” quality that makes the room feel complete. The rustic style fits well with other rustic pieces but also many other aesthetics – you’ll be surprised how versatile it is.

The best part about an ottoman is it can be used to put your feet up and you can store throw blankets in it.

Where to Put a Farmhouse Ottoman

Our ottomans are perfect for those who are going all out on the farmhouse style, or those who just want to add a bit of a rustic flair to any room. They’re best placed in living rooms, guest rooms, or personal offices or libraries, though wherever they fit, they fit so feel free to innovate.


You can’t go wrong with a farmhouse ottoman in your home. Choose a color and a style that fits the rest of your house. In addition, keep a budget in mind so you can choose the highest quality ottoman that doesn’t break the bank. Hopefully, you are able to find the rustic ottoman of your dreams.

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