While not strictly a useful fact when considering how best to use the space you have in your living room with a storage ottoman, some would argue that there are reasons that a stylistic consideration like whether you have purchased a leather ottoman may be a legitimate factor. What do I mean? When choosing some living room furniture, you may find that certain styles can accommodate more variations in the amount of space they take up. Obviously, it will not matter much at all if you get a black or brown leather ottoman or one covered in a fabric like velvet if they both use the same amount of space.
Those that are not fond of stripes may not like the idea of a striped wall, but there are several other options that can add the same benefits that stripes provide without overdoing it. Striped accessories, such as pillows or an area rug are both great ideas. Blankets and sheets can also create more space if they are striped.