When it comes to footstools and ottomans, you can never go wrong by pairing them with a comfy chair. Together, they provide you with the perfect spot to sit back, relax and put your feet up after a long day. But these pieces can be used for more than just a spot to rest your feet.

You can incorporate footstools and ottomans into your home is by using it as a coffee table in your living room or for extra storage in your kiddo’s playroom. They’re also fabulous in your entryway and give you a convenient spot to place your items when you walk in the door.

 

You can incorporate footstools and ottomans into your home is by using it as a coffee table in your living room or for extra storage in your kiddo’s playroom. They’re also fabulous in your entryway and give you a convenient spot to place your items when you walk in the door. One of the other great things about footstools and ottomans is they give you the flexibility to have seating available whenever you need it. If you’re wondering how to use a footstool or ottoman as seating in your home, here are a few ways you can use them.

Use footstools for an added design element

If you’re looking for an unexpected way to add a bit of personality to your space, a footstool or ottoman could be just what the room needs. You can use them to add a pop of color, a bit of texture, or a splash of pattern. Their smaller size allow you to take more of a design risk without having to make a big commitment, so don’t be afraid to do something bold!

Use for extra seating in a snap

Footstools and ottomans can look like beautiful accessories until they’re needed and then viola! You have an extra seating available. You can easily tuck them under a console table or under the center table and pull them out whenever you have company.

I love how they give you the flexibility to add additional seating without taking up too much space when they aren’t being used, which makes them great for entertaining. And you can never have enough seating, right?!

Footstools, Teal and gold, classic french, First Dibs

 

Use footstools anywhere 

Footstools and ottomans are truly pieces you can use anywhere. They’re perfect next to a sofa or at the foot of your bed, but they can also be placed next to the fireplace or even by the tub in your bathroom. These pieces ensure that no space goes unnoticed.
Footstools, High Rise Living, Laura U Interior Design

 

I love mixing footstools and ottomans into our designs because these functional, yet gorgeous pieces are so versatile. They’re the perfect way to add seating without taking up too much room and are definitely a fun way to add some personality. I hope today’s post gave you some new ideas and inspiration on how to use footstools and ottomans in your home’s interior.

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Laura U

Laura Umansky is a story-teller at heart. Her unique perspective and tailored design process empower her to create singular interiors for clients all over the world.

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