A Roundup of Ottomans & Foot Stools

I’m currently working on a client project and we have all of the “big pieces” in: the sofas, coffee tables, consoles, etc.  But, the thing I’ve had the hardest time finding is the perfect foot stools!  You’d think this little piece of furniture would be easy, but it’s actually trickier than you think.  Here are some things I’ve been trying to balance during the search process:

  1.  We have all upholstered pieces so I wanted to introduce a new texture, like leather, velvet or wood.
  2. The stools have to be pretty “clean” — as in a big, lumpy ottoman is not going to look cohesive in the room.
  3. We wanted the height to be around 17″ – 19″ tall, so that one’s legs would not end up higher than the chair seat heights.
  4. Price point in the $300 – $350 range.

This turned out to be a tall order! But luckily, some of the big retailers have just released some great options over the last month and they were worth the wait!  Check these out:

West Elm Mid-Century Upholstered Stools. On sale: $135-169! Love the clean legs on this stool.

West Elm Mid-Century Upholstered Stools. On sale: $135-169! Love the clean legs on this stool.

This fabulous Tufted Stool from West Elm comes in over a dozen fabric options and is right around $300-350. I'm swooning! I'll take two, please!

This fabulous Tufted Stool from West Elm comes in over a dozen fabric options and is right around $300-350. I’m swooning! I’ll take two, please!

Cb2 Cubed Leather Pouf: $199! Sophisticated, interesting and comfy. Sold.

Cb2 Cubed Leather Pouf: $199! Sophisticated, interesting and comfy. Sold.

I also love this “Director’s Stool” from Cb2 — such a great deal for $199!

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Finally, while this pouf wasn’t going to work for this particular project, I recently used this for another project and am in LOVE.  This Moroccan Pouf from Wayfair is all that, y’all…seriously soft and fabulous to look at.

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I hope this has given you some ideas!  As they say, “The devil is in the details” and this was a tough nut to crack.  I’m excited to reveal this project later this spring.  I’ve been working on it since OCTOBER — so it will be truly fun to show you what patience and time can do to transform a space!

Happy Wednesday! xo ~Maria