If you are currently enjoying the glorious sunshine and are looking for a modern piece of furniture for your garden, we at Cosy Home think the Jakarta double ottoman seat could be just the item you are looking for! Available from Asda, it is both a high quality and versatile product and could easily be adapted for use indoors, making it a year round product and thus great value.
The ottoman comes sensibly packaged to prevent damage during delivery and is fully assembled and therefore ready for use, complete out of the box. The frame is made from a lightweight aluminium which has been coated with a weather resistant paint to ensure it is rust proof and weather robust. This dark brown coating gives the ottoman a nice wood effect and an attractive feeling in a garden setting.
At just over a metre long the product is not too imposing in a smaller space, for example. The cushion provides ample space for two people to sit and is waterproof for outside use. The cushion cover itself is made from a heavy duty polyester in a charcoal coloured fabric and has a zip which makes it easily removable for washing.
The ottoman has two storage drawers which are made from an all weather poly-rattan weave in a dark brown colour giving them a basket effect. The drawers are sturdy and slide in and out effortlessly.
As a piece of garden furniture the ottoman provides a stylish addition to any outdoor setting. With convenient handles it can be easily moved around the garden by two people and the drawers can be removed making it lighter still. The cushion is comfortable and would form a handy extra seat for a summer barbeque or an influx of family and friends!
The shelf could be used in the garden to store a kneeler or small tools, for example, and the drawers: seeds, barbecue bits and bobs or small toys… anything you choose really, which is a great advantage of this product.
What is so fantastic about the Jakarta ottoman is that it can be easily moved indoors during the winter months and used in the home, for example, in the hall.
The self-contained shoe rack underneath the seat provides space for several pairs of shoes and the drawers could be used to store gloves, hats and scarves, to make them easily accessible. The removable cushion cover allows for the creative amongst you to cover the seat cushion in any fabric of your choice so it can be tailored to match almost any interior.
The Jakarta Double Ottoman Seat and Storage Drawers is currently priced at £119, having been reduced from £149. It’s also included in Asda’s ‘Mix and Match’ range and would work well paired with pieces from the same range or other furniture from Asda.
Review by Sarah Curtis