Along with ottomans we have a selection of different benches, some also with storage. Benches look great against a walls, and some do prefer to place them before dressers or at bed's footboard. It is really convenient to seat on a accent bench while dressing. Besides nice-looking bench would definitely add up to the overall richness of interior.
Ottomans and benches, are, of course, pretty optional things, but they are generally quite inexpensive and if purchased wisely could lighten up any room and add quite a bit of warmth and comfort to it.