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Best Leather Ottoman Coffee Tables 2014
Now that you are reading this review, you already realize that a leather ottoman coffee table is a great furniture choice for your home. Not only will it enhance the way your room looks with a rich, cozy touch but it will also save a lot of space by serving multiple purposes. An ottoman will be a comfortable foot rest and become a small table by turning over its lid. It will also be a storage unit that blends perfectly with your room's décor.
Leather is a smart option for an ottoman that will have food-related functions. Though most affordable furniture are made of some leather by-product rather than the real thing, all leather substitutes are easy to clean if littered by liquids. This is very important because a fabric covered ottoman would be ruined if exposed to coffee whereas a leather one can easily be wiped.
There is an infinite number of ottoman models out there. In this article, I have gathered some of the best selling models together with some of my favorites that look promising. I tried to provide a range of models that cater to different needs and preferences and I attempted to give an impartial account on the strengths and weaknesses of each model. Having read this review, it will be up to you to decide which one best suits your requirements.
What Features should the Leather Ottoman Coffee Table have?
The geometry and color of the ottoman is perhaps what many people consider first. Ottomans with different shapes and colors will have different visual impacts on your room. Leather indeed has a rather formal and grown-up feeling attached to it. A round shape or lively colors will balance it with a more youthful touch. Rectangular ve dark-colored leather ottomans on the other hand will further stress the rich and authentic look of your furniture.
A flip-over tray should be present if you intend to utilize your ottoman as a coffee table. Though any ottoman is capaple of bearing cups on them, built-in tray is what makes ottoman coffee tables more practical for this purpose. All ottomans reviewed here have lids that function as trays when turned over.
Size is an important factor you have to pay attention when choosing your ottoman. The height should be right to use both as coffee table and a foot rest. Compare the height of the product with the height of the sofa you will use it in combination to decide. Most ottoman coffe tables are 18 to 19 inches. As for the width, you should consider the space it will fit in your room and the capacity required when using it as a coffe table. If the ottoman will have a space-saving function is a small flat you may want to go for a little single tray ottoman but if it will serve in a family setting or a gathering of friends in a larger room two or four tray ottomans may be the best for you. Also, the ottoman had better be light if you are planning to move it around a lot. If not, a heavier ottoman will serve you just as well.
As for the material, we have to face the fact that most affordable furniture is made of some leather-like stuff or leather by-products rather than real leather itself. Yet, the quality of the leather substitute substance varies and it is possible to have an ottoman not covered with true leather but that is still very high quality and more economic, too. The Ottomans listed in this review are made of either bicast leather, bonded leather or faux leather. Faux leather is basically polyurethane made to look like leather, it is very cheap and can actually be very nice-looking, long-lasting and easy to clean. Bicast leather is leather covered with polyurethane and bonded leather is a material made of left-over pieces of real leather.
Eco Leather Storage Ottoman with Tray
This item gets limited sales and actually there is some uncertainity as to its quality. However, it is such a bargain when compared to other ottomans of this size that I felt obliged to present it as a purchase option here.
The storage ottoman seen here is produced by Office Star, a brand that specializes in office furniture including ergonomic chairs. It has a cubic shape with sides of 18 inches each, an average size for a small single-tray ottoman coffee table.There are four fun and comfy-looking color options.
This ottoman is made of what is called Eco Leather. Doing some research, it is revealed that the Eco Leather material used by Office Star is only 20 % recycled leather. So the covering of the ottoman can be compared to some sort of low quality bonded leather. This is why Eco Leather Storage Ottoman with Tray is so cheap.
All in all, Eco Leather Storage Ottoman with Tray can be a useful option for young adults who prioritize economics, practicality and liveliness. Those looking for a higher quality furniture that will last longer should check out the Safavieh Ottoman seen below and if interested in larger ottomans, the Convenience Concepts ottoman also reviewed below is a go.
Safavieh Round Storage Tray Ottoman
Safavieh Round Storage Tray Ottoman is a high quality option for small area households. Combining leather with a round shape it will add your space a modern and a cozy feeling at the same time.
Safavieh Ottoman is made of beechwood covered with bicast leather. It is 17 inches in height and 19 inches in diameter. The top is a flip-over tray. There are siz color options. We have a nice, little and high-quality ottoman here. Customer reviews are perfect and if the size is right there is no reason not to prefer this ottoman.
I believe, Safavieh Ottoman would best suit a living room with a few closely packed armchairs with fabric upholstery and maybe a loveseat. The leather will be a complementary touch for the room's décor and the ottoman's light weight and small size will allow it to be placed in the middle when needed and put away when not.
Safavieh Ottoman is also suitable as a gift for two reasons. There are no known complaints about it and its versatility ensures the gift-receiver will find a place to put it to use if not in the living room.
Convenience Concepts Designs-4-Comfort Tribeca Ottoman
Together with the Mansfield ottoman reviewed below, Convenience Concepts ottomans occupy the top three positions in the best seller list for leather ottoman coffee tables. The primary reason for the popularity of these models is their great price to performance ratio, which means they offer optimum quality for the price range they belong to.
There are two very popular ottoman models from this brand and they differ by shape. the Tribeca Ottoman has three cubic storage units in a line and has width of 54 inches with a depth of 18 inches and a height of 18 inches. The Times Square Ottoman is made of four cubic storage and is square shaped with sides of 34.5 inches and a height of 19.5 inches.
Both models are covered with espresso colored faux leather that makes them economic and durable at the same time. They have flip-over tray lids as usual and both get decent customer reviews.
These ottomans would fit well in a large living room area with light-colored fabric sofas and loveseats. Their leather and distinct color is sure to make them the centerpiece of room's décor and very practical coffee tables, too. Divided storage compartments will allow for organizing contents while saving space. Tribecca appears better suited for L-shaped rooms with one sofa and maybe two armchairs. Times Square can be used with a sofa and loveseat combo. I recommend these two for optimized quality and reasonable price and it is up to you calculate the size carefully and see where they will fit best in your home.
Best Selling Mansfield Leather Espresso Tray Top Storage Ottoman
The best selling label on this ottoman is actually the name of the brand. Interestingly, it is competing with the Convenience Concepts models for the first place in sales. Indeed, the Mansfield Leather Espresso Tray Top Storage Ottoman produced by Best is in many ways similar to the ottoman coffee tables by Convenience Concepts.
The upholstery of the ottoman at hand is faux leather, making it an economic choice with a good price-quality ratio. It has a square shape of 31 inches on each side and a height of 18.8 inches. The weight is 55 pounds. The storage spaces are limited to two large rectangular compartments rather than four. The trays are also larger and rectangular. All in all, people who prefer this item underline it is very good piece of furniture for the affordable price it has.
There is only one issue with this great ottoman that I feel the need to mention here. The fact that it is made of faux leather should have been stressed in the product description. Although, this does not at all put in shade the high-quality of the item, I put this model behind Convenience Concepts' ottomans for not being forthcoming about the faux leather fact.
As I said, Best's Mansfield ottoman is quite identical to Convenience Concepts ottomans is all aspects including the price. The only factor for choosing between the two seems to e nuances in shape and size, which you should calculate carefully and decide which model is going to best fit in your house.
Best Selling Dartmouth Leather Tray Ottoman
This is the best leather ottoman coffee table you should hope to find at e reasonable price. If you are looking for a long-term investment in the form of high-quality furniture that will be part of your home décor for the next few decades and are willing to pay for better durability and quality, Dartmouth Leather Tray Ottoman by Best brand is the ottoman you should seriously consider.
The primary reason Dartmouth gets the best product label on this review is the cover material. Dartmouth ottoman is covered with fine bonded leather. Bonded leather as explained above is actually small pieces of leather bonded together with the addition of chemicals. Definitely, it is not the highest-quality leather but it is the closest affordable option and it would be no overstatement to say Dartmouth has the best upholstery.
Secondly, the Dartmouth four-tray ottoman has a much more solid build than all above ones. To give an example, although the size of this ottoman is similar to its cheaper Mansfield cousin shown above the amount of wood used in the frame is nearly doubled. This is reflected in its weight that is 80 pounds, twice that of the Mansfield model by the same brand. This ottoman is reportedly pretty safe to sit on without any concern about breaking it, even by people of relatively large body weight.
As for the other features, Dartmouth has four cubic storage sections each covered with a separate tray-lid. There are two color options: Black and ivory. The feet are small enough to avoid any damage to themselves but are also so big as to prevent any contact between the ottoman and the floor. Everything with this ottoman appears right and there are no reports of anyone ending up dissatisfied with this product.