One piece of furniture that can be an asset to your living room is an ottoman table. While you might instinctively lean toward buying an ottoman and a coffee table, it's possible to find a piece that essentially combines these two elements. There are many different styles of ottoman tables, but they all share the common trait of being able to do what an ottoman does and what a coffee table does. Here are some things that you will appreciate about adding this type of furniture to you home.

Its Multiple Purposes

Perhaps the most exciting thing about buying and beginning to use an ottoman table is how it has multiple purposes. Many of these devices have reversible tops with one side that is hard like a coffee table and another side that is padded like an ottoman. This design allows you to flip the top of the piece of furniture based on how you want to use it. If you're going to be sitting on the couch to watch a movie, you can put the cushioned side up and position the ottoman table in front of the couch to serve as a comfortable footrest. If you're entertaining guests, you can put the hard side facing upward, place some appetizers on it, and position it in the center of the room.

Its Ability To Save Space

The multipurpose nature of an ottoman table means that you're buying one piece of furniture instead of two. Doing so not only saves money, but it also helps you to save space. For example, if you have a smaller living room that has a selection of furniture and an ottoman and coffee table, the room can feel a little cramped. By choosing to use an ottoman table, you have more space to move around in without bumping into pieces of furniture.

Its Storage Space

Generally, an ottoman doesn't provide any storage space, and a coffee table's available storage space can be minimal. Many ottoman table designs, however, have storage space. When you remove the top to adjust its position, there's often a spot under the top that you can use to store products. If you have children, you can fill this space with board games. Other homeowners may favor adding pillows, blankets, and other such items to this space. This hidden storage compartment can help to keep your living room looking uncluttered and tidy.

Visit a local furniture store to look for this and other living room furniture pieces.