Want to update your living room, but don’t have time right now for a lot of planning and shopping? We have a great idea for adding a new look to your living space—one that has big visual impact but is at the same time quick and easy to implement. Ottomans and footstools have long been staples in the world of living room furnishings, but we’re seeing them showing up in all sorts of interesting ways in today’s room designs. Whether your style is traditional, contemporary, farmhouse or cool eclectic, a footstool or ottoman can add a great updated look and a lot of functionality to your living room.
This beautiful neutral living space gets a touch of red hot color with the addition of a large round velvet ottoman turned coffee table. When using an upholstered ottoman in front of a sofa, a decorative tray is perfect for holding decorative accessories and stabilizing drinks or snacks.
If one is good, then two might be fabulous. We love the repetition of pairs in this great neutral living space with an ocean view. Joining twin armless chairs and two sleek curved “coffee tables” is a pair of large plush square ottomans. Don’t they look comfortable?
A contemporary footstool with sleek tailored upholstery can add much-needed seating in a small living room without taking up a lot of visual space. This stylish piece is just right as part of a matching set—sofa, chair and stool keep a low profile that doesn’t overwhelm the space.
Tucked discreetly into this Oceanside living room are chic tailored ottomans that offer extra seating while playing their supporting roles beautifully.
Serving the same purpose as those square ottomans in the previous image, velvet footstools are anything but discreetly tucked away here. They’re the focal point in this pretty feminine space meant for entertaining. Think fun and lively conversation.
Sometimes a stool or ottoman is added to a living room just for fun and a touch of whimsy. This fur-covered pouf brings texture and visual interest to a corner sitting area. It’s a great look.
A large tufted footstool with tapered wood legs is perfectly suited to anchor a sleek contemporary sectional as a coffee table that easily transitions to a convenient place for a tray to hold drinks and snacks.
Footstools and ottomans can be mixed and matched for a fun and captivating look. Don’t be afraid to go with what makes you smile when choosing these versatile little pieces. Whether you need extra seating, an interesting take on a coffee table or that perfect something to add a touch of fun, footstools and ottomans can be a great way to add an instant update to any living space. Have fun!