Last Updated: Oct 15, 2021 @ 11:23 am.

What's the best storage ottoman? To find out, we tried out several brands that combined storage and comfort. Then we asked our parent readers for their favorites. We combined this research to come up with these winners. Here are the storage ottomans we think are best.

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Best Double Duty

Easy to put together
Loved this affordable storage bench that also easily doubles as a coffee table. Looks expensive—note the button tufts. Great for toy storage or place for blankets at end of bed.
$36.99

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Best Double Duty: YOUDENOVA 30 inches Storage Ottoman Bench

If you need a storage ottoman that also doubles as a bench or coffee table, this would be our pick: YOUDENOVA. 

This one was recommended by several readers who loved the grey linen-like material, tufted with buttons. Many folks used this as a coffee table that stores blankets. We liked the overall quality and design.

What We Liked

• Easy to assemble.

• Sturdy—holds 350 lbs.

• Great for the end of a bed or coffee table.

• Nice looking linen-like material.

• Tufted buttons.

What Needs Work

• Not as comfortable as others we tested as a place to sit.

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Best For Foot of Bed

Looks expensive
Excellent ottoman is perfect for bedding/blankets in a bedroom or toy storage in a play room. Easy to assemble and the seat is quite comfy.
$62.99

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Best For Foot of Bed: SONGMICS Folding Storage Ottoman Bench Storage

After trying out several storage ottomans that are designed for the foot of a bed, we picked Songmics as the best bet for most folks. 

This one was also recommended by our readers. We liked the longer length (43″), which makes it better suited for the foot of a bed than smaller cube-like storage ottomans.

What We Liked

 Easy to assemble.

• Looks more expensive than it is.

• Sturdy.

• Great for dorm room or apartment.

• Comfy seating area.

What Needs Work

• Odor. When it first comes out of the box, this ottoman has a chemical smell—you may need to air it out for a bit before assembling.

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Best Budget-Friendly

Quick assembly
This compact cube-shaped ottoman is perfect as a footrest and to store items in a living room. Great as a place to store shoes near an entryway.
$25.99

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Best Budget-Friendly: YOUDENOVA 15 inches Storage Ottoman Cube

If you need a compact cubic storage ottoman, this choice offers good quality at a price that doesn’t break the bank: YOUDENOVA’s model OT01404.

This smaller size is perfect for a dorm room or apartment—or anywhere you want a foot rest and don’t need a large bench-like ottoman.

What We Liked

• Great for shoe storage.

• Compact size.

• Easy to assemble.

• Affordable.

What Needs Work

• More padding, please? The seating area for this ottoman could use a bit more padding, in our opinion.

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Best Round Design

Fully assembled except legs
Loved the very comfy seat of this ottoman. Yes, a bit pricey, but note the upgraded design features: wood legs, tufted seat area and more.
$110.49

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Best Round Design: HomePop Large Button Tufted Round Storage Ottoman

Yes, this storage ottoman is more pricey than others we researched, but we think it is a worthy splurge. Note the wood feet and impressive tufted fabric . . . this would go nicely in a living room

What We Liked

• Great storage.

• No assembly required except attaching the legs.

• Sturdy.

• Comfy seating area.

What Needs Work

• Pricey.

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability. When we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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