Best Poufs on Parade: Comfortable Extra Seating

When we need extra seating, our go-to move consists of footstools and chairs from the kitchen. But we're really starting to admire the poof--and its design quality. Squishy and comfy, they can be easily moved around at a moments notice. Ten ways to use them after the jump!Shown above, top row, left to right:

  • Drape an afghan over your pouf for color and texture
  • Have one close by to use as a footstool
  • We'd use ours for extra seating when there are a surplus of guests
  • Display a pair in front of a non-working fireplace to create a vignette
  • If you're afraid of painting, use a pouf in the living room for a pop of color

Shown above, bottom row, left to right:

  • A group of poufs are great for creating seating when dining around a coffee table
  • Add a tray on top of a larger pouf to make a coffee table or workspace
  • Since poufs are squishy and are without hard edges, they're safe for kids
  • A large pouf can stand on its own to act as extra seating or a place for items to land
  • You can always make your own pouf if you're crafty and can knit

(Images: 1. solutionsoap, 2. Rhiannon and Victor's First "Grown-Up" Home, 3. Interiors by Lucyina Moodie, 4. Martha's Stunning Fireplace, 5. Using Fabric Dye to Create a Rug Pattern!, 6. West Elm Dhurrie Pouf, 7. Spring Decluttering: Choose 5, 8. DIY: Using IKEA Shelf Unit as Storage Bench, 9. Look! Chocolate Brown and Mustard Yellow, 10. Yes We Can--Make A Knitted Pouf, 11. How To: DIY a Moroccan Pouf)

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