Stripes are known in the fashion world for making a person appear larger than they actually are. Wearing stripes may not be the best idea, but using this same philosophy in a bedroom is a great idea. Horizontal stripes on an accent wall can add the perfect amount of colour while helping make a room feel less cramped.
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.