Footstools & pouffes
Kick back with your feet up
Look through our collection of footstools and pouffes to add the final touch to your living room. Our soft stools give your feet a much-needed break and are small enough to disappear. Comfortable and practical, our STOCKSUND footstool bench also serves as extra seating for friends on game nights. The elegant GRONLID footstool come with hidden storage spaces for your knick-knacks. The Rattan stool collection is uniquely hand woven with natural fibre, making them a one-of-a-kind addition to your home. Pair them with rattan armchairs and give your home a picturesque rustic vibe.
Not your average footstool
Our footstools and pouffes bring you comfort whether you use it as a footrest or as a seat. Whatever you need, we’ve got it! Our KIVIK and POANG small stools come in a variety of colours and designs for you to choose from and are ideal to fill up small spaces. Our suave GRONLID stools can be paired with accompanying armchairs and sofas, or they can be simple stand-alone furniture. The eye-catching pieces from the Rattan collection are hand woven with natural fibres that age beautifully, making each piece one-of-a-kind. Pair them with a Rattan armchair to give your home a more natural look or as a stand-alone stool to add a bit of contrast to your decor. Almost all our footstools double up as extra seating in your living room and come with lots of hidden storage space. Our VALLENTUNA pieces are comfortable, stylish and practical - the perfect addition to your living room to complete your home.
Choosing the right ottoman
- An ottoman that is bought as a set will be an exact match to your sofa. But the ottoman colour does not have to match the upholstery of your sofa or the chair exactly. It can instead be chosen as an accent to the primary colours. If your sofa set is plain, a patterned ottoman will look nice with it. Match a patterned sofa with a solid ottoman. You can also choose an ottoman to match the accent cushions. When using a patterned combination, ensure that a hint of the same colour ties the look together.
- Since an ottoman is meant to be a footrest when you sit down, it should not be higher than the sofa seat. Select an ottoman that is either the same height or a few inches shorter than the sofa seat.
- An ottoman sees a lot of use and traffic. Choose an ottoman with a removable and easy to clean cover to keep it looking fresh and new.
- An ottoman that has hidden storage is handy.
- An ottoman that is easy to move makes it more versatile and handy
Placing the ottoman in the living room
- The most straightforward placement for an ottoman is right in front of the seat where you spend the most time. This means that you can either put your feet up or use the ottoman to hold your tea tray.
- The ottoman can be placed to the side of your arrangement to be used as a side table.
- A shorter ottoman can be placed under the coffee table when not in use.
- If you have a console table dividing the living and dining areas, you can place the ottoman under it when it is not in use.
- An ottoman or pouffe placed near the coffee table acts as an extra seat in the room.
Can you have an ottoman and a coffee table?
An ottoman and a coffee table can happily coexist if you have enough room. You can use the ottoman as extra seating, a corner table or simply as a footstool.
Decorating an ottoman
If you have placed your ottoman in the middle of the room, decorate it in the same way you would a coffee table.
The ideal distance between an ottoman and a chair
The ottoman is primarily meant to serve as a footrest. It should be placed 12-inches away from a chair or sofa. This makes it easy to put your feet on while also letting you access the chair easily.
Arranging two small ottomans
If the two ottomans are identical, you can place them side by side in place of a coffee table. You can also place them separately as seating or side tables.
Other uses of ottomans
You can use an ottoman in the bedroom as seating with storage. A long ottoman can take the place of a bench at the foot of the bed.
A room that is too small for an ottoman
If you like ottomans but do not have space, buy a pouffe instead.