What a great question! Do you see what we are talking about? Yeah, that big, sturdy cushion that’s usually located on the floor, surrounded by other furniture. It’s a versatile accent 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 its possible functions are. And what are its advantages.
What can be the functions of a pouf in a living room?
A pouf as a footstool
Was your day long and tiring? And if you relax for a moment on your sofa, stretching your legs on your pouf. Your feet will thank you! So choose a pouf for your living room and use it as a footstool for any armchair or sofa. Poufs are lightweight and easy to move, so you can easily transport them 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’s a real must!
A pouf as an additional seat
If you have guests coming soon or if you just want an extra seat, turn your ottoman into this seat so that no one has to stand. To encourage others to sit down and make themselves comfortable, you can add some cushions and a throw. It’s a great way to connect the pouf to the rest of the space. You leave it to the side, ready to be pulled into the conversation area when needed. You can also have one or two poufs at the front door, where you have your cloakroom. So you can sit down easily to put on your shoes.
A pouf to transform into a side table
An interesting trick for your aperitifs or lunch or dinner buffets: put a tray on your pouf and presto you have an additional side table. In the same vein, if your living room is small, you can transform it into a table for your meals by adding a solid top. It can simply be a support to place a glass when you want to sip a drink, comfortably installed in your living room.
A pouf: a child-sized coffee table?
If you have small children, forget the sharp corners of a coffee table and try grouping a few poufs together instead. Plus when your kids grow up, the beanbags can leave the living room to serve as fun seating in their bedrooms.
A pouf for your pet
Do you have an animal that is used to sleeping day and night not far from your sofa? And if you dedicate a pouf to him, who would be designated as belonging to him?
What are the advantages of a pouf in a living room?
The pouf, a versatile element
As you will have understood by reading the above, the pouf is a versatile element. The pouf binds your room effortlessly, it creates connections. Poufs are unique in that they are strong yet flexible, so they can be used in a variety of ways. The poufs can be used as a seat, a footstool, an 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 pieces of furniture, it is added to it. These are accessories that easily combine with other rooms or furniture.
Poufs, in all shapes and sizes
Since the variety of poufs is substantial, both in terms of shape and size, it is important to make your choice carefully. Because if the pouf fits rather well into your decoration, if its size or shape are poorly chosen, it can quickly become the black sheep of your room. If your pouf is too large for the area in which you plan to place it, its place may seem ill-chosen or its choice incongruous. Which is the exact opposite of what you expect from an ottoman to blend into your decor. So to find the right shape and size for your pouf, first look at your living room from different angles. And go from there.
A pouf to add a touch of personality
Poufs are a great way to add a little more of you to a room. They are versatile, easy to move from one room to another 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 a pouf that highlights your style of decoration and put it in the spotlight in your living room. Whatever your decorating mood, there are poufs made to fit it 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 poufs also exist in leather, imitation leather, suede, etc.
Yes, the pouf still has its place in the living room. If you want to escape, you may be very attracted to Moroccan decoration. Know that in a Moroccan-inspired living room, the pouf has more than its place. It is even a key element. It recalls the know-how of Moroccan craftsmen and gives the living room all the warmth of the Orient.