Small Space Solution: The Best Stools & Poufs

Small Space Solution: The Best Stools & Poufs

Nancy Mitchell
Apr 17, 2017
(Image credit: CB2)

Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about how the footstool is enjoying a bit of a moment. A little stool, tucked into a corner of your living room or situated opposite the couch, is a great way to add a finishing touch to your space. And they're extremely practical as well, capable of serving as either side tables or seating, as the occasions demands, and easy to move around to wherever they're needed. I might even go so far as to say that no living room — especially a small one, where multitasking is paramount — is really complete without one. If my little spiel has convinced you, then take a look at these 12 stools that are as attractive as they are practical.


A simple shape in a great texture, to match pretty much any interior.

This pouf has a modern look and a little bit of structure.

An elegant metal bench at a very reasonable price, so you can even afford multiples.

Like a comfy sweater that you sit on instead of wearing. This would be a great way to add a little texture (and boho style) to your living room.

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I'm a big fan of the bold, geometric pattern on this square pouf. CB2 also offers throw pillows in a matching motif if you can't get enough of the black-and-white look.

Perfect for adding a touch of the rustic to your living room, alone or in pairs.

This delicately patterned ceramic stool is a seat (or a table), but also a work of art.

There's something so cute and quirky — and almost... anthropomorphic? — about this ottoman. If I had one, I would definitely give it a name...maybe Fred.

An incredibly elegant take on the camp stool. The mix of leather and brass balances both the glam and down-to-earth tendencies of its design elements.

I love this black-and-white geometric pattern that has just a little bit of movement to it.

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I love the shape of this one, and also the subtle texture.

Delightfully fluffy, and available in five different colors. Honestly, I would be tempted to get them all.

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