Trend Alert: Poufs
We are seeing a huge interest for Poufs! While many associate them with being purely decorative as an accessory for formal living rooms, they are extremely practical and shouldn’t be overlooked. Adding extra texture and color to your living or family room has never been easier than by using poufs. We love adding these into our projects! Let’s take a closer look!
What are Poufs?
Poufs are cushioned footstools or a low seat with no back. They are small ottomans, with or without storage. Available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and upholstery materials, there is something for every taste and interior design style!
Why we love it!
We love using poufs in our interior design projects because they can be used for many different purposes. While they can be accent pieces of furniture, they also provide an extra place to sit or operate as a table when a tray is put on top. We love suggesting versatile furniture pieces to clients and poufs are one of them!
How to use poufs.
There are many ways you can use poufs in your home…
Our favorite way to use poufs is by using them to finalize a furniture arrangement for a living room or family room. These accent pieces can be placed opposite the main sofa, and even in front of built-ins because they are super easy to move around when access is required.
While poufs are more heavily used within living areas of the home, you can even use them in hallways, entryways, and bedrooms! In entryways, poufs are a great addition to console tables to double up as a place to put on or remove shoes before heading out of the door. Due to their small size they are easy to move and use in this way. For bedrooms, you can use a pouf as a dressing table seat if space is tight.
What to watch for.
While poufs are great additions to any area of the home, there are some considerations to take into account when thinking of using them in your home.
Not all poufs have been designed to be sat on, or for extended periods of time. Therefore it’s important to purchase from a reputable company if this will be the sole purpose of the pouf. You should also check what sort of framing and materials it has been made from to ensure it will be sturdy. It’s worth remembering that as there isn’t a back to the pouf it may be uncomfortable for guests to sit on for extended periods of time.
Ways to make this trend last in your home
Adding an extra piece of furniture to your living or family room doesn’t need to feel daunting! There are many ways you can make this trend last for many years.
You should first consider where in your home a pouf will be purchased for. This will determine the appropriate shape and size – you may need something smaller for under a console table than for your living room for example.
Next, you will need to have an idea as to what sort of upholstery material you would like, and this may be influenced by how long you envision having the pouf for. If the pouf will be a permanent fixture for many years you may prefer to go down a more neutral route, such as leather or plain upholstery to complement your existing furniture. However to make a real statement with your pouf, choose a bold color or pattern that takes cues from other finishes and colors used in the room.
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