Would you splurge on a large square button-tufted ottoman or spend the money elsewhere?
Did you have a good weekend? I think the busyness of the holidays and client projects caught up with me, and I found myself with less energy than normal. I’m not a big fan of lazy weekends, but I guess occasionally doesn’t much matter.
Today I’m back at it with a trip planned into the city to check on the progress of a client’s renovation project and then I’ll be swinging by a few furniture and accessory stores to source items for our basement family room. Luckily our sectional sofa has been ordered and our ottoman fabric has been chosen in a couple shades darker with a textural woven pattern. Now I just need to decide on the style. Because the sectional is the same length on either side, I’m leaning towards a large square one with storage for blankets, pillows and whatever else we want to tuck away (too much storage is never a problem).
The difficulty lies in finding a large square storage ottoman with some kind of detailing. I don’t want it to look like a large lump in the middle of the room, yet it needs to be comfortable and serve as a cocktail table (equipped with a tray) while entertaining. I really like the look of button-tufting, but adding it is a substantial upgrade, and I’m trying to convince myself it’s worth it.
Button-tufting is trendy right now, but I also think it’s a style that’s very classic and will stand the test of time. To me it elevates the look of any piece of furniture.
Would you splurge on a button-tufted ottoman or spend the money somewhere else?