As far as multi-functional furniture goes, the ottoman is a pretty little work horse. A place to rest your feet, or a drink, or some magazines. Extra seating for entertaining. And storage. The tufted turquoise ottoman pictured above is an exquisite centerpiece which brings a fantastic splash of colour.
Cube shaped storage ottomans hide toys, hobbies, and whatever else you want to keep close at hand but out of sight. You could use one or group two or more together. Assign one to each of your kids for easy clean up.
Bench ottomans are a lovely type of ottoman you can use at the end of a bed, in a hallway, behind a sofa and many other little spots you require a spot to sit for a bit. And again in turquoise. Ottomans are available in a range of shapes and colours, but to customize your space many places will help you choose a custom fabric or leather.