When you’ve been on your feet for the whole day, at the end of it, all anyone wants to do is to just put their feet up. This is where a footstool comes in handy as it’s a low stool that’s usually padded to enable you to rest your feet on whilst sitting down.
There are many different types of footstools to suit each need and room design, and some are versatile with storage. A footstool can be used for more than just putting your feet up, it can also be used to keep feet elevated for anyone who suffers from swelling. It could be used as an extra seat when needed, or as a coffee table.
The style of each footstool is different and being a piece of furniture as well, it should suit your home design. This article will explain the designs of each footstool and their uses.
Types of Footstools
This particular style footstool usually oozes elegance which makes it more luxurious. They’re made larger with a more deeper padding to give it extra plushiness and held in with metal studs on the edges. To give it more sophistication, the typical look is metal studs holding the padding in which creates a diamond pattern across the lush velvet fabric.
Ottoman footstools may also double as a storage box as the top half that’s the seat can either be taken off or lifted up, like a lid, to reveal the compartment inside.
If the ottoman isn’t designed as a container, then it’s designed as a bench instead because of its longer length. Small ottomans will complement certain armchairs but bigger ones can be placed at the end of the bed as a seating area. In general, ottomans is a style within itself so does not always have to suit a specific sofa design as it can sit by itself in a room.
Anyone wanting a footstool that doubles up as storage, can also opt for storage footstools, which come in a variety of different designs to complement a specific sofa design.
They’re sometimes foldable making it easier to move around and saving on space when not in use. Those that are foldable tend to be less padded but provide plenty of storage space inside, while designs that are not foldable will usually have a hinged lid which opens to reveal a smaller storage space.
Most designs can also be used as extra seats for when guests are round. Storage footstools can be expensive or inexpensive, depending on its style and build quality.
Pouf or Pouffe
A pouffe footstool is great for creating a relaxed environment or for a more trendy look due to its modern style. These are usually priced lower and are constructed from a variety of materials to create different designs.
Besides its style, this type of footstool is padded all around but it’s sturdy enough to stand on its base and to provide a very comfortable seat.
The padding tends to be quite thick so it’s comfortable to rest your feet on for hours. Most tend to be circular with some models being square or rectangular, making them suitable for complementing a variety of different sofas.
Typicall smaller other types of footstools, pouffe footstools take up less space but some designs can still double up as a table if its surface is flat and by adding a tray on top.