Ottomans trace their roots back to the 18th century in Turkey the seat of the Ottoman Empire. Originally, ... the focal point of the living area, ottomans were seating without backs or arms and often piled with pillows for additional comfort. Modern ottomans are quite versatile and commonly used as hassocks, foot stools or coffee tables. At Furnitureland South, we offer thousands to choose from in a range of designs from small, low foot stools to long formal benches. Browse our selecion or use the chat box to find the perfect ottoman for your space!