When choosing new decor for your home, you might find yourself choosing the larger pieces first like your couch or bed, then looking for accents and accessories to accent them. However, if you want to have an ottoman or two in different rooms, you might want to make this choice more than just an afterthought. As interior designer Frank de Biasi said The New York Times while noting the serene look and ambiance it can help create, “The ottoman is as important as the couch.”
That’s why de Biasi urges people to consider a few things before choosing an ottoman. For example, you’ll want to determine whether or not you want it to be easily moved. If so, you definitely don’t want a bean bag that’s too heavy and may prefer a bean bag that can be rolled up. Beyond that, you should look for an ottoman that balances out the rest of the furniture and is the perfect size. According to de Biasi, “Size is crucial – especially height. You want the ottoman to be at least an inch lower than your sofa or chair. You don’t want your feet to go up or down too low.”
With this in mind, you will be able to determine the type of ottoman that will best suit your home. However, there are still plenty of options to choose from, including these stylish poufs that are sure to spruce up your living space.
1. Black and White Patterned Pouf
Thanks to an almost mesmerizing black and white pattern, this ottoman would look amazing in almost any modern space. You’ll surely love that the piece features fabric that will make it soft enough for your feet if you want to throw them on, but it also has enough structure to hold its shape.
2. Large minimalist ottoman
Make a big impact in your minimalist space with a simple yet tall ottoman. While this option doesn’t boast a strong color, bold pattern, or quirky design, its sleek fabric, slightly off-white hue, and fabulously simple shape that matches the equally attractive sofa would make it a key addition to a chic Scandinavian. inspired styling.
3. Coffee table ottoman
With a slim black metal frame supporting a plush top, this ottoman is both chic and comfortable. It’s also a bit taller than typical beanbags, meaning this version can be used both as a foot rest and as a coffee table. Just be sure to put something flat and stable under your mug.
4. Seemingly Layered Pouf
While this orange ottoman matching the sofa that comes with it may seem simple at first glance, it is actually more dynamic than you might have imagined. Thanks to a deep line that divides the upper part of the pouf, it seems to be layered. A fantastic choice for a room that needs a little punch without too much flair.
5. Leather pouf ottoman
The strips of leather that were used for this ottoman form a rounded ottoman that would look amazing in any bohemian chic room or could bring a warm touch to an otherwise cool industrial space. If you’d rather not have real leather in your home, you can always opt for a faux version.
6. Velvet Cube Pouf
It’s hard to decide which aspect of this ottoman is the nicest. While it could be the stunning dark teal color, it could also be the striking cubic shape. At the same time, it could also be the subtly fuzzy velvet fabric that would make this piece a luxurious addition to various classic or contemporary rooms.
7. Pinched and Poofy Poof
Poofed, creased and pinched in all the right places with a smooth section down the very center of the top, this ottoman is both wonderfully comfortable and absolutely adorable. This gentle nature is only enhanced by the bright yellow color. However, this piece would look just as amazing in any other shade.
8. Woven pouf
This is another stylish pouf that uses a rounded shape, but does it with a unique twist. This option features a look that gives off a woven, crocheted, or knitted vibe. If that’s the kind of handiwork you can tackle, you might be able to make yourself an ottoman like this.
9. Living Room-Worthy Solid Leather Ottoman
This ottoman is so big and comfortable that it seems impossible to resist lounging on it every chance you get. This means it would be a great choice for an area where you need extra seating. Again, if real leather isn’t your first choice, you can find a fake version.
10. Metal and braided pouf
Although this ottoman also has a section that features a funky weave, the design takes the rest of the piece in a very different direction. While the woven roving gives the appearance of lightweight wicker, the frame of the piece is curved gray metal, which keeps the shape from being too harsh.
11. Chic Cube Pouf
This chic cube-shaped ottoman features smaller textured cubic sections on either side that add extra visual interest to this otherwise simple design. While it’s a style that would work perfectly in a modern abode, the beige color might work better in a room with other subtle shades as opposed to potentially overwhelming tones.
12. Contemporary Circular Pouf
This stunning ottoman, both low and wide, doesn’t need a bold color or intricate pattern to make its mark in this modern living space. Instead, its sheer size and contemporary circular design are what stand out. At the same time, a pouf of this shape would probably look amazing in just about any other color.
13. Large Turquoise Ottoman
The trendy turquoise color of this pouf is certainly enough to fall in love with, as is the luxurious velvety upholstery. Beyond that, the shape is wonderfully alluring and would make it stand out in any room. However, it’s the tall black wooden legs that really set this sleek option apart and might make it irresistible.
14. Retro Circular Ottoman with Feet
If you like the idea of a tall ottoman but the corners and edges don’t suit the style you’re aiming for, you might want to opt for this type of circular design instead. With a plump pillow-like top and slender legs in a light wood stain, it has an almost retro look.
15. Soft Stacked Pouf
Fabulously unusual and uniquely fashionable, this fun pouf appears to be a trio of soft cushions tied together with a strip of fabric. If you want something like this in your own home but can’t find one to buy, you can DIY a piece like this and use fabrics that match your room perfectly.
16. Black Basket Pouf
This slightly deceptive pouf looks like a large bulbous basket or even a cage made of beautiful black metal or wood of the same color. With small feet at the bottom and a flat top, you’ll surely be impressed with how sturdy it is when you put your feet up at the end of the day.
17. Green Velvet Pouf Pouf
Add a refined touch to your residence while giving yourself a place to relax by choosing an ottoman like this beautiful dark green velvet ottoman. Although it looks like a large floor pillow, the curved bottom and flat top make it the perfect shape for its comfortable use while ensuring it looks super stylish.
18. Dynamic Denim Pouf
Keep your living space both cozy and cool with a denim ottoman. This vibrant circular option just happens to be wider, which is perfect for the spacious room it sits in. However, you can opt for a denim pouf in different shapes and sizes that would look just as good.
19. Long Fringe Velvet Pouf
There’s more than one reason to love this pouf. The deep turquoise color of the velvety plush top is simply delicious. This is then enhanced by the long bangs which are an equally rich shade of dark blue. A striking accent in a contemporary room, it would be equally eye-catching in any chic space.
20. Light Gray Leather Tufted Pouf
This stylish light gray leather ottoman takes the tufted look to the extreme and definitely makes it work. Giving the somewhat simple design a touch of flair, the recessed buttons create lovely dimples that you can’t miss and might love. The flat bottom visually anchors it while keeping the pouf stable on the floor.
21. Leather and Wood Pedestal Pouf
This pouf could not have been more elegant thanks to the different materials that have been used. In addition to a metal base, it features a top that combines bentwood for stability and padded leather for softness. While it matches the chair in this minimalist living space, it would also look fabulous with a contrasting piece.
22. Boho Handcrafted Pouf
Add a handcrafted detail to your bohemian-style bedroom with an ottoman that captures the same vibe. For example, this low piece has a polished wood base that is carved into an oval shape with gently curved legs. It is with a puffy woven top that features a charming and colorful design.
23. Long Thin Pouf
Depending on the shape of your room, the size of your furniture, or perhaps just your personal preference, a long, thin ottoman could be just what you have in mind. This awesome option uses wooden legs which are quite simple, then takes it up a notch by adding a vibrant padded top.
24. Pouf with wooden handles
Although this ottoman has a rather simple design, the rounded wooden legs and comfortably curved top are attractive in a minimalist way. Of course, this pouf also features something a little different. Thanks to the wooden handles on each side, you can easily pick up and move the item as needed.
25. Velvet Ottoman with Tray
With a piece like this, which would suit any stylish room, you’ll end up with an ottoman and a coffee table. A fuzzy velvet circle gives you plenty of room to put your feet up if needed, while a black top in the middle gives you a place to safely put your cup of coffee.