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Why is an Ottoman Called an Ottoman?

Why is an Ottoman Called an Ottoman? 0

The Ottoman

Ottoman is a seat intended for leisure and Comfort. It is an upholstered couch or stool usually without backs manufactured in different shapes and sizes to accompany the style and décor in any space.

The name Ottoman was adapted from furniture used in the Ottoman Empire. Encyclopaedia Britannica, noted that the piece was derived from a Turkish style of seating that surrounded three walls of a room, which was later reduced in size and placed in the corner of the room. Over the years, the Ottoman has evolved from a round cushioned chair without a back, designed to sit in the middle of the room to a round- or octagonal-shaped piece with a padded pedestal in the centre and, sometimes, arms sectioning off the seating space in the 19th Century.

Shell Blue tufted Ottoman

Traditional Ottoman

Modern Ottomans

Modern Ottoman is a favoured element in interior design for its appealing designs and myriad functions. Due to its versatility, this piece of furniture can be used in nightclubs, department stores and homes around the world as a stool, footrest and coffee table for extra storage and a stylish way to keep extra seating nearby. Ottomans also come in many shapes and sizes; ranging from densely padded versions to those with low, flat cushions, wooden legs and dust ruffles, matching modern sets and antique treasures.

Landskrona Ottoman

Rittenhouse Cocktail Ottoman

Claudine Storage Ottoman

Living Room Ottomans

The ottoman coffee table is a comfy and functional way to style your living room. It provides a footrest for the couch and extra seating when needed. The soft, upholstered edges are an alternative to the hard corners of a wood coffee table, especially in homes with small children. Choose an ottoman with hidden storage for extra blankets or a quick way to hide the kids' toys. Decorate the top of the ottoman with a serving tray for a solid, stable surface. A piece of wood cut to the size of your ottoman makes a makeshift table top, and it can be stored under the couch when not in use. Four small square ottomans placed together function as a central coffee table or separate them for additional seating.

Bomstad black/metal Ottoman

Leather Ottoman

Strandmon Ottoman

Around the House

You can use an ottoman around the house in a variety of ways. Place two ottomans at the end of the bed as a quick seat for putting on shoes or a place to set out tomorrow’s clothing. An ottoman can even make a substitute for a dog bed. Place a snugly blanket on top, and your charming pet will have a throne of his own. Ottomans can be converted into a very good use in the kitchen, just attach wheels to the bottom and keep several around the kitchen and dining room for mobile seating. You can even add a touch of luxury to the bathroom by bringing in a small, tufted ottoman.

Cushions and Fabric Ottomans

Stylish Steel-frame Ottoman

Crescent Ottoman

An Ottoman is therefore  a multipurpose furniture capable of fitting into any category be it Kitchen, Living room, Storage and even Offices. 

Now you know the reasons why you need to get an Ottoman if you do not have one yet.

Visit to place order for your Ottoman and other quality furniture.


Alabi Olusayo

An Affiliate Manager and Blog Contributor at Hog Furniture.

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Furniture Market Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Furniture Market Valentine's Day Gift Guide 0

Valentine's day is almost here and the pressure to get that perfect gift for the one you love is mounting. This year, forget about the traditional gifts. 

The teddy bears, the flowers and the chocolate. Forget about them. 

This Valentine's Day, surprise your loved ones with a unique furniture piece from our store. This will be a gift that is also an investment. And one not soon to be forgotten.

One of the furniture pieces to gift your loved one is the CMS phantom multimedia leather bed. This is the ultimate bed. 

A bed among beds. It comes with enough storage space and with features that will satisfy all your multimedia needs. From Bluetooth connectivity to Digital FM Radio. For the icing on the cake, it also comes with a massage system. This gift is sure to blow anyone's mind.

The Amelia series vanity table is another unique piece. Who doesn't love a good dressing table? Your woman will certainly appreciate you for it.

The Moda series coffee table is a modern coffee table that is both stylish and timeless.

A sleek TV Stand will be a great gift for those who love their TV shows and movies.

The Abner occasional chair is a beautiful piece of furniture because of its unique design. This accent piece will compliment any space it stays in.

Let a bathroom vanity set do the talking for you as a way to show your love. A vanity set is a great addition to any bathroom.

An ergonomic chair is a comfortable chair that promotes posture, offers back support and relieves back pain. It is the gift that keeps on giving. A perfect way to show that you love and care.

 Surprise your loved ones today, shop on


Erhu Amreyan

A guest contributor on HOG Furniture, a freelance writer. She loves to read and she loves to write.

Her shorts stories have appeared in Brittlepaper, Kalahari review, and in two anthologies.

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5 Reasons HOG Furniture should be your Most preferred Online Furniture Store.

5 Reasons HOG Furniture should be your Most preferred Online Furniture Store. 0 - your Most Affordable Online Furniture Store.

Since January 2009 when HOG Furniture was incorporated as a retail outlet for office furniture, it has grown to become a significant member of the Vanaplus Group.

It is now Nigeria's No. 1 online furniture store for outstanding home, office and garden furniture with a strong and ever growing customer base.

If that does not convince you to make HOG furniture your most preferred online furniture store then I will give you five more reasons why you should look nowhere else for your furniture needs.

1. Quality Assured - At, your mind is at rest as you can be assured of quality products. All furniture items are renowned brands which are durable and affordable. 

2. Fast & Reliable Delivery Nationwide - HOG Furniture ensures that your items are delivered in good condition directly to your home or office in record time at affordable rates no matter the size and weight without breaking the bank.

3. Cash on Delivery Payment Option - There are several options of payment for what you want to purchase but this option is made available to ease your worries. You will be able to see what you ordered before making the cash payment. 


I am sure you like that and it's as easy as ABC. If you do choose to make a payment in advance with internet banking or a debit card, you can do so with confidence as our return policy and warranty cover your in case anything goes wrong you can be assured of a refund, repair, or replacement.


4. Free Set-up and Routine Maintenance - HOG Furniture offers maintenance and installing services so you won't have to worry about finding the right people to set-up your home, office or garden furniture. 

HOG Furniture also offer interior kitchen design on specifications, general consultancy services as well as refurbishing services.


5. Excellent Customer Service - HOG Furniture has an exceptional customer service where all your queries can be answered timely and effectively via live chat on the website.  

For urgent inquiries, 

Call - 0908.000.3646

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Erhu Amreyan,

A guest contributor on HOG Furniture, a freelance writer. She loves to read and she loves to write.

Her shorts stories have appeared in Brittlepaper, Kalahari review, and in two anthologies.

Kitchen Goals for 2018

Kitchen Goals for 2018 0

KITCHENS are made for bringing families together.
“KITCHENS should be designed around what’s truly important – fun, food and life”
Daniel Boulud.


See more and order for any of these custom-made kitchens @

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Best Mattresses and their Prices on HOG Furniture

Best Mattresses and their Prices on HOG Furniture 0

Looking for best mattresses to buy at affordable prices in Nigeria?

HOG Furniture provides your with the best brands of mattresses at best prices.

Below are list of mattresses you can buy on


An orthopedic mattress is a mattress designed to support the joints, back and overall body. With orthopaedic mattresses, one can be confident of no back pain, better sleep, disease resistance and reduced stress levels. Apart from being economical, orthopedic mattresses are excellent for couples due to their anti-rolling effect.
Orthopedic mattresses come in hard and soft categories. The most common soft Orthopedic mattress are Vita Spring Flex mattress, Vita Spring Firm Nanine Orthopedic spring mattress Monroe Orthopedic Spring Mattress Monroe Orthopedic and Magno orthopedic spring mattress.
The price of an Orthopedic mattress falls within the range of NGN 56,000-NGN130,000 depending on the size.


Soft Mattresses are generally better for those who sleep on their side, as they better cushion the shoulders and hips. On the side, a softer mattress better aligns the spine, too. Although soft mattresses can distort spinal alignment and could be more expensive than hard ones, thy are good for slimmer and lighter people as they tend to enjoy the plushness without having to sacrifice spinal support.

Most common variety of Soft Mattress are Flora Mouka Mattress, Legend Mouka Mattress and Modeo Mouka Mattress.

Their price range is within NGN 30,000 – NGN 85,000 depending on the sizes as they can be customized into different sizes.


Hard Mattress facilitate neutral spine location keeping the body straighter, reduce the pressure on circulation system making blood flow easier and better. Studies have suggested that hard mattresses are not a good option for people with certain lower back problems (arthritis, rheumatism, scoliosis, etc.).

Most common variety of Soft Mattresses are Vita Supreme Mattress, Vita Galaxy Mattress and Vita Grand Mattress.

Their price range is within NGN 25,000 – NGN 90,000 depending on the sizes as they can be customized into different sizes and shapes.


These quality mattresses of medium density foam are covered with non-quilted textile and tape-edged to meet the sleeping comfort of young and middle-aged persons who admire quality and style. It is top choice for schools, youngsters and kids’ rooms easily fitting into their bed space or bunkbeds.

Ordinary mattresses support different sleep positions and they are perfect fit for adjustable beds.

The most common variety of Ordinary Mattresses amongst others are Vita Shine, Vita Corona and Mouka Sunshine with prices ranging from NGN30,000 – NGN60,000 depending on the sizes as they can be customized into different sizes and shapes. 


This product combines the functionality of a soft and firm mattress. One side of the mattress provides orthopaedic support for users while the opposite side serves users who like soft foam. It is also a multi-functional mattress in a class of its own.

The price range is between NGN66,000-NGN128,000 depending on the sizes and shape.


This is a two in one mattress which offers two great options of Comfort in one composite unit. It is very soft on one side while the other side is firm and strong.

It is offered as a single composite or as two-halved units held together with strong durable fasteners. This product offers enhanced durability, resilience and versatility for hospital industry.

The price range is between NGN68,000-NGN131,000 depending on the sizes and shape.


Sayo Alabi

Affiliate Marketing Support at HOG Furniture

Back To School Checklist For Parents

Back To School Checklist For Parents 0

Its that time of the year again. Getting ready for the back to school period can become quite tasking and overwhelming.

Apart from buying new books, shoes, back packs, lunch box, a pair of stockings etc. There are so many other things to do and they can easily be forgotten. Hopefully, this list will help ease your frustrations of the back to school mayhem, and make sure everything in the Back To School Checklist is marked.

1) Scissors:

This hand-operated shearing tool is very important especially to teenagers in Secondary School. The pair of metal blades can be used in cutting paper, cloth & materials for projects like designing a card, sewing or any other school practical.

2) Ruler:

Get a pack if you can, this instrument will definitely be used in class to rule straight lines and measure distances. Also used in technical drawing, engineering and geometry.



3) School Uniform, Stockings And Shoe:

Let me guess, the old stockings are already worn out. You should get new ones and a pair of shoe too. Don't forget to call the school about the new school uniform.




4) Lunch Box:

Change the lunch box, you have no idea how kids pride with their lunch box. The newer the better.



5) Pens:

Popularly called 'Biro'. The tiny object used to apply ink to a paper surface, either writing or drawing. You know what they say, a student without his pen is like a farmer without his hoe.



6) Pencils And Cleaners:

Practically, you need millions of these. Get as much as possible before school starts, and give to your kids whenever they ask for one, which is probably daily.



7) Pencil Sharpener:

You need this for sharpening a pencil by shaving away its worn surface.



8) Kids Study Table And Chair:

Kids doing their assignments in bed or on the couch can take several hours. Get this beautiful study table and chair.



9) Back pack:

What's the condition of the old backpack? Please don't answer that, just change it. Get a new one, your kids will thank you for it.



10)Pencil Case:

If you don't want your kids asking for a new pencil daily, then you need this portable container for your kids to store pencils and other writing materials.




Maths is compulsory every term of any class. Your kids need this portable calculator to perform calculations, from complex mathematics to fundamental arithmetic.

12) Exercise Books:

These notebooks are as essential as your kid's breakfast before leaving the house. They will be used to copy down schoolwork and notes. You can get as many as possible, because they will need different exercise book for separate lesson or subject.


13) Graph Paper:

Depending on your kid's grade, this will be needed for making graphs, record-keeping and calculations in class.



14) Colored Pencils:

Kids from nursery and grade 1-6 needs this. Popularly called 'crayon', can be used  for art and drawings.



15) Set of Mathematical Instruments:

This is very necessary for mathematics and geometry lessons for secondary school students. It consists of two set squares, a 180° protractor, dividers, a 15 cm ruler, a pencil sharpener, a metal compass, a 9 cm pencil, an eraser and a 10mm stencil.


Here is Special BACK2SCHOOL Bundle for your kids.



Ebuka Joshua

A Freelance Blogger and Contributor on HOG Furniture. Specializes in content development for Business, Fitness and Celebrity gossips.

Bsc. Economics


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