One of my favorite interior design elements is a pouf or small seat (as I like to call them). So flexible for seating, they become powerhouses to move for personal comfort, guests and accents such as these red ones. Typically sized 19x19x20, they are often in pairs and bunched together. Red poufs from Hancock and Moore.
Take a look at how I used them in the design of the Chi Omega Sorority project. Study groups are made flexible as students add and subtract as they wish.
Nine small seat ottomans are movable to combine with larger leather ottomans around the seating. Six poufs are stored under the console tables for a tidy appearance.
Often we need extra seats, aka poufs, and some ottomans fit that description very well as ~ small seats. They are especially useful since you can tuck them away for those occasions when you have extra guests. I am particularly fond of this one from Century Furniture for its design and often use it in pairs. The signature design and shape of this one by Thomas O’Brien is eye catching no matter where it’s located.
Plus an upholstered ottoman is another seat where you put on your shoes in the morning. Sometimes I recommend small ottomans in bathrooms and closet spaces if space permits.
An ottoman is an opportunity to create a hub. With added textile, the color, pattern and texture enhance the seating plus mood in the room. Now that I’m a grandparent, I know soft sided seats are ideal for little ones and prevent head bumps. A hidden benefit and decorating statement is storage. Yes, it has a lid.
Read more about poufs and ottomans on my blog.
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