Sitting on the floor keeps your joints limber and your outlook more playful. It's also casual, convivial, and solves the extra seating problem. If you're not a floor person, plunking yourself down on the floor (or the anticipation of having to raise yourself back up) might be more enticing if there was a stylish ottoman waiting to receive your derrière partway down. For its subtle glamor and sexy French-Morrocan accent we nominate the leather and silk-embroidered Rou Pouf. It comes in many other colors but we're partial to the monochromatic gold. $120 at Hayes Valley's Tazi Designs.