9 best poufs for stylish storage, seating and so much more

A well-made pouf can add a statement to any living space, and I scoured through hundreds of options to find you the best ones

A selection of the best poufs
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When you’re looking to update your living room, but don’t want to spend a lot of money renovating or making huge furniture purchases, look to a simple upgrade that also happens to be one of the most multifunctional pieces out there – a pouf. 

‘Unlike an ottoman, a pouf is much more versatile to add to your space,’ says interior designer Ashley Macuga, who is also the principal designer of Collected Interiors. ‘Poufs tend to be a smaller, less structured furniture form, so we use them in more casual settings, with design styles that require a less tailored look. In terms of how to style them, I’d say they are great for seating around a fireplace or tucked and styled underneath a console in the event you need extra seating while entertaining.’

Another plus point for poufs? ‘They tend to have a more approachable price point, making them an easy layer to add color, texture, pattern, and functionality to a living room (or any room for that matter) when budgets are tight,’ adds Ashley.

Have I convinced you to purchase a pouf yet? If not, maybe this selection of styles of poufs available on the market right now will change your mind. From simple designs and round shapes to more eclectic looks with bright colors and materials, there’s a pouf for everyone available this season. Use it as seating, a footrest, or even a side table: Poufs are a versatile addition that’ll elevate any space. 

Living room with grey alcoves and dark red ottoman

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Poufs can work in so many different ways, serving as extra seating, a footstool, or even simply a decorative element. These days, there are so many styles and shapes you can choose from when it comes to selecting the best pouf for your home, and you can even get some outdoor-friendly options for your spring party essentials. Consider adding a pouf as one of your cozy living room ideas this season.

Nikhita Mahtani
Style Editor

Nikhita is the Style Editor for Homes & Gardens, making sure our home-savvy readers are always aware of the latest trends and deepening their knowledge of classic design. Nikhita graduated with her Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism from New York University, and has spent a decade in interior design and shopping roles at shelter publications ELLE DECOR and Domino Magazine.