What a great question! See what we’re talking about? Yes, from that big, sturdy pillow that’s usually located on the floor, surrounded by other furniture. It’s a versatile booster seat that’s perfect for any room in your home. But does it still have its place in the living room? Let’s try to see what are its possible functions. And what are its advantages.
What can be the functions of an ottoman in a living room?
A footstool-style pouf
Has your day been long and tiring? How about relaxing on your sofa for a while, stretching your legs on your ottoman? Your feet will thank you! So choose an ottoman for your living room and use it as a footstool for any armchair or sofa. Ottomans are lightweight and easy to move, so you can easily carry them around inside your room, or even move them from room to room as needed. Using an ottoman as a footstool is probably the most obvious function, but it is a real must!
A pouf as additional seat
If you have guests soon or if you just want an extra seat, turn your ottoman into this seat so no one has to stand. To encourage others to sit down and get comfortable, you can add some cushions and a throw. It’s a great way to connect the ottoman to the rest of the space. You leave it on its side, ready to be pulled to the conversation area when needed. You can also have one or two poufs at the front door, where you have your cloakroom. This will allow you to easily sit down to put on your shoes.
A pouf to transform into a side table
An interesting tip for your aperitifs or lunch or dinner buffets: put a tray on your pouffe and there you have an additional side table. On a related note, if your living room is small, you can turn it into a dining table by adding a sturdy top. It can be simply a holder to place a glass when you want to sip a drink, comfortably installed in your living room.
A pouf: a childish-sized coffee table?
If you have small children, forget about the sharp corners of a coffee table and instead try to group a few poufs. Plus when your kids get older, the poufs can leave the living room to serve as fun seating in their bedrooms.
A beanbag for your pet
Do you have a pet that is used to sleeping day and night not far from your sofa? And if you dedicate an ottoman to him, who would be designated as his?
What are the advantages of an ottoman in a living room?
The pouf, a versatile element
You will understand by reading the above, the pouf is a versatile element. The pouf brings binder to your room effortlessly, it creates connections. Poufs are unique in that they are strong but flexible, so they can be used in different ways. The poufs can be used as a seat, footrest, additional table, etc.
The pouf, an element that easily integrates into your decoration
As you will have noticed, the pouf does not replace one of your furniture, it is added to it. These are accessories that can be easily combined with other rooms or furniture.
Poufs, in all shapes and sizes
Since the variety of poufs is significant, both in terms of shape and size, it is important to make your choice. Because if the pouf fits rather well with your decoration, if its size or its shape are badly chosen, it can quickly become the black sheep of your room. If your ottoman is too big for the area you plan to place it in, its place may seem ill-chosen or its choice incongruous. Which is the exact opposite of what you would expect from an ottoman, namely to blend in with your decor. So to find the right shape and size for your ottoman, first look at your living room from different angles. And go from there.
A pouf to add a touch of personality
Ottomans are a great way to add a little more of yourself to a room. They are versatile, easy to move from room to room and are generally quite affordable in terms of price. Which is not negligible when you want to change it easily. Whether in terms of color, pattern or texture, find an ottoman that highlights your decorating style and put it in the spotlight in your living room. Whatever your decorating atmosphere, there are poufs made to fit perfectly. If you want a textile pouf, you can find it in a variety of weaves and colors. If you prefer other materials, know that the poufs are also available in leather, imitation leather, suede, etc.
Yes, the pouf still has its place in the living room. If you want to get away from it all, you may be very drawn to the Moroccan decoration. Know that in a Moroccan-inspired living room, the pouf has more than its place. It is even a flagship element. It recalls the know-how of Moroccan craftsmen and gives the living room all the warmth of the Orient.