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Songmics Ottoman

Toy storage for small homes: Ottomans

The house that we currently live in, is teeny weeny. We recently moved from the East Midlands to the South of England, but we’re not 100% sure where we want to call home around these parts. We just picked the first, most practical house that was close enough to work while we get to know the area. This is all good and well apart from the fact that my son’s toy collection seems to grow daily.

With his birthday that just passed, and Christmas on the way, I knew we were going to have to come up with some toy storage solutions that do more than just store toys.

I opted for an ottoman in the lounge, and a shoe rack in his bedroom. I’ll get to the shoe rack in another post though.

The Ottoman I picked is from Songmics. They sell their flat pack furniture on Amazon. We have quite a few of their products in our home already, such as a bamboo bench and lots of shelving. They’ve survived three house moves already and have served us very well. I’ve always been pleased with the quality and functionality of their products, so I contacted them for a collaboration.

I went for a brown pleather ottoman, not only to match the colour scheme in the lounge, but so that I could easily clean it after my son wipes his slimy, banana cover hands on it. The kid loves bananas.

Songmics Ottoman

The ottoman is 110cm long, 38cm high and 38cm wide. That’s loooots of space to keep all of Seth’s toys in, but also enough to comfortably seat two people, should you need extra seating.

We had Seth’s first birthday party this weekend the extra seating space came in very handy. I was wondering if it would survive two adults sitting on it for a few hours, and it did, easily. It is rated to withstand 300kg of weight bearing down on it though, so I guess this was light weight for the ottoman.

For something that arrives flat in a box and then simply folds out, it’s extremely sturdy and has surpassed all of my expectations.

I’m so grateful for Seth’s toys but you can only trip over little cars SO many times before you go insane. Don’t even get me started on Legos! Now everything is tucked away in the ottoman and my lounge is neat and tidy. Bliss!

Songmics Ottoman

You can visit Songmics’ website if you would like to see more of their products.
Head over to their Facebook page for updates. Pst! They often run giveaways too.


If you would like to win an ottoman just like this one from Songmics, simply follow the instructions in the widget below.

Win an Ottoman from Songmics

Please note that Facebook likes are not required to enter but they are always appreciated. Thank you.

Terms and conditions

Open to UK residents only.
No purchase required.
The competition runs from Sunday, 3 December 2017 to Wednesday, 20 December 2017.
One winner will be announced on Thursday, 21 December 2017.
The winner will receive one ottoman from Songmics, as pictured.
The prize is not transferable for cash.
Prize is sponsored by Songmics.

I have not been paid to write this post or run this giveaway but the ottoman has been sent to me upon request.

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  1. Solange

    I like Dark Gray the best as it matches the decor of my living room.

  2. Margaret Gallagher

    CHOCOLATE brown matches my decor perfectly

    Great storage solutions

  3. Elzbieta Znyk

    Dark Gray, I like this colour and looks good in every other.

  4. Jessica Powell

    I like the black – it would match our sofa.

  5. Ellen Sheppard

    The brown would be best for us – we live in military housing which is magnolia all over!

  6. Lindsey Stuart

    I absolutely love the colours, I would go for the chocolate brown colour as it matches everything in my home! I love brown or beige colours through out my home I feel it makes everything look cosy and it really does go with anything 🙂

  7. Sarah McVicar

    The dark grey as it is the colour of my hallway, would be handy for shoe storage

  8. Mandy Waller

    My sofa is dark grey so this would fit in fantastically 🙂

  9. Wendy Jones

    I love the beige as i have the smaller version of this in beige. (wish i’d got the bigger one now,lol)

  10. Alice Colling

    Chocolate brown, lovely item would look great and match my sofa.

  11. Dean T

    Black purely because we have cats and they leave their muddy paws everywhere and love to sleep on things like this

  12. Kim Neville

    I like the brown which complements our leather sofas

  13. Simon C

    I think the grey one looks best, and would probably fit in better with our decor too.

  14. Kim Carberry

    I like the brown one….It would go with the colour scheme in my bedroom 😀 x

  15. Michelle Ferguson

    I love the chocolate brown one as it matches our sofas

  16. Claire w

    Te grey as it matches my rooms decor

  17. sarah summers

    dark grey would go perfect with my new frontroom

  18. Daniel Harrison

    I’m a dull person so grey suits me well!

  19. Lyndsey Cooksey

    It has to be the chocolate brown colour as it will go perfectly in my living room. Perfect for my daughters niknaks!

  20. kayleigh Robinson

    The grey would match my bedroom perfectly. My bedroom is grey and yellow with some gorgeous wallpaper that has birdcages on it. It would look great 😍

  21. Anthony G.

    Dark Gray is okay. Light Gray? No way! Dark Brown is the best of the bunch – it’s more pleasing on the eye and would go better with the decor.

    1. Anthony G.

      I just noticed that I was looking at the Linen Fabric colours rather than the Leather. A better choice of colours, but I’d still choose Brown, methinks!

  22. Beverley Cousins

    We’ve just had a dark wood bed delivered and the chocolate brown would be a fabulous way of matching the bedroom decor!

  23. Tracey S Anderson

    The ‘Chocolate Brown’ would go perfectly with the decor in my lounge, and then again the ‘Grey’ would match my bedroom decor lovely oh the decisions! 🙂 x

  24. craig austin

    I like the black

  25. holly harmsworth

    The black one would look amazing in my living room

  26. hannah wood

    The dark grey would be amazing

  27. Claire Croft

    love the chocolate brown it will match what i am having done in the house perfectly

  28. Jo Hutchings

    I would go with black because it matches my sofa and curtains.

  29. Nikki Hayes

    Black – because its my favourite colour and would fit nicely with my decor :o)

  30. Carole Nott

    The dark grey is my choice and would suit my colour scheme

  31. Rachael obrien

    Would definitely be the grey as it would fit perfectly in my hallway or bedroom 🙂 Thankyou for this chance merry Christmas 🎄

  32. Joanna Kasznicki

    The brown would look fab in my living room. It would go with most things in there

  33. Deborah Clarke

    The black would match our sofa so would have to choose black. Fab giveaway would love to be your lucky winner. My fingers are firmly crossed

  34. Rebecca MacBain

    Black to match my lounge

  35. paula cheadle

    the chocolate brown would go with my living room decor

  36. Tammy Neal

    The black would be amazing would match my sofas xx

  37. Jayne Townson

    What a handy prize, I never have enough space in my house. I like the dark grey one best because it would match my carpet, thanks.

  38. Sarah a

    This would look great in my front room

  39. Clare tate

    chocolate brown it matches my living room perfectly and would be great to store the kids toys away

  40. Clare Hubbard

    The grey fabric one would be great for us, would match perfectly with our sofas

  41. Frances H

    I prefer grey. It blends with most colour schemes.

  42. Kay Broomfield

    I’d choose black as I have children who love to get fingerprints over everything so I think this would be the most hardy colour choice!


    For me it would be the chocolate brown, Its a gorgeous deep colour that will complement my bedroom but I think will still be valid even when I change the decor of the room.

  44. zoe brown

    has to be black for me it would go best in the bedroom

  45. Tammy Stevenson

    I would choose Black as it would match my current furniture and could be used in any room as well.

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