There's nothing like relaxing in your home - kicking back, sinking into a cozy chair or sofa and putting your feet up. That's why ottomans and poufs are so popular. Footstools have been around for centuries, but nowadays, ottomans and poufs offer welcome versatility.
Many ottomans can serve three purposes. Prop your feet on one to use it as a footstool, pull it out as extra seating or add a tray on top to use it as a side table. Some ottomans even offer interior storage.
Poufs are the ottoman's fun younger sibling. Playful yet stylish, they serve as cushy extra seating or as a footstool. Whereas an ottoman is a piece of furniture with a solid frame, a pouf is fabric only, stuffed with structured foam, foam balls or some other soft fill.
Whether it's for style or function, ottomans and poufs can create new spaces in the room. For a modern look, try grouping four square ottomans together to create a bunching table; place a small ottoman on either side of the sofa as end tables for a traditional look. Cluster throw pillows, cushions and comfy poufs in the family room for the kids to lounge on. For impromptu window seats, push ottomans up to a window. Need to cut down on the clutter? Storage ottomans have hidden spaces ideal for storing toys, linens, game controllers, movies and books.
Try coordinating the color of your ottoman with your furniture, paint and textiles such as curtains. A uniquely patterned pouf or ottoman can double as a piece of art - it looks fabulous in the room on its own, but still serves as a seat. Home Decorators Collection has options to suit a range of decorating concepts, from classic traditional to farmhouse to modern.
From small pieces to oversized pieces, space-saving or decorative accessory, ottomans and poufs are the hidden gem that will enhance your home with style and functionality.