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9 best poufs for stylish storage, seating and so much more

 A selection of the best poufs.
A selection of the best poufs.

When you’re looking to update your living room, but don’t want to spend a lot of money renovating or making huge furniture purchases, look to a simple upgrade that also happens to be one of the most multifunctional pieces out there – a pouf.

‘Unlike an ottoman, a pouf is much more versatile to add to your space,’ says interior designer Ashley Macuga, who is also the principal designer of Collected Interiors. ‘Poufs tend to be a smaller, less structured furniture form, so we use them in more casual settings, with design styles that require a less tailored look. In terms of how to style them, I’d say they are great for seating around a fireplace or tucked and styled underneath a console in the event you need extra seating while entertaining.’

Another plus point for poufs? ‘They tend to have a more approachable price point, making them an easy layer to add color, texture, pattern, and functionality to a living room (or any room for that matter) when budgets are tight,’ adds Ashley.

Have I convinced you to purchase a pouf yet? If not, maybe this selection of styles of poufs available on the market right now will change your mind. From simple designs and round shapes to more eclectic looks with bright colors and materials, there’s a pouf for everyone available this season. Use it as seating, a footrest, or even a side table: Poufs are a versatile addition that’ll elevate any space.

Living room with grey alcoves and dark red ottoman
Living room with grey alcoves and dark red ottoman
Nourison Life Styles Clay Stonewash Drum Pouf
Nourison Life Styles Clay Stonewash Drum Pouf

Nourison Life Styles Clay Stonewash Drum Pouf

$63.40 at Walmart

The textured motif and wide selection of colors makes this pouf an eclectic option for a modern living space. It’s a cheerful take on traditional stonewash.

Cream cable knit pouf
Cream cable knit pouf

Hand Knitted Cable Style Dori Pouf

$67.99 at Amazon

This hand-knit cable pouf is incredibly comfortable to rest your feet against and allows for a classic look that’ll go with all your existing decor.

Black Bouclé Pouf
Black Bouclé Pouf

Black Bouclé Pouf

$149 at CB2

Bouclé pillows are my favorite way to add some coziness to the bedroom, and this bouclé pouf will bring that same touch of luxury to your living space. It has a rugged, almost masculine look that’s incredibly unique.

Oceanpark Pouf
Oceanpark Pouf

Oceanpark Pouf

Was $348, now $278 at Serena & Lily

This versatile pouf is covered in weather-resistant Sunbrella fabrics, so you can use it both indoors and out. It’ll be great for a spring patio party when you need some extra seating.

Bramblett Upholstered Pouf
Bramblett Upholstered Pouf

Bramblett Upholstered Pouf

Was $106.99, now $93.99

This woven jute pouf allows for a rustic, neutral look, which is ideal if your home skews a little more minimalist. The cylindrical style is also very versatile.

Newton Recycled Yarn Outdoor Pouf
Newton Recycled Yarn Outdoor Pouf

Newton Recycled Yarn Outdoor Pouf

$129 at Pottery Barn

This pouf has been handwoven by skilled artisans and made of recycled fibers in a timeless, two-tone palette that adds a subtle statement.

Checkerboard Pouf - Threshold
Checkerboard Pouf - Threshold

Checkerboard Pouf - Threshold

$75 at Target

This square pouf is upholstered in a soft and cozy wool fabric with a dual-toned checkerboard pattern, while the polystyrene bead filling offers support and helps keep the shape intact.

Pampas Ivory Textured Plaid Pouf
Pampas Ivory Textured Plaid Pouf

Pampas Ivory Textured Plaid Pouf

$179.95 at Crate & Barrel

This gorgeous ivory pouf has been hand-woven from wool-blended yarn, which gives it a rich texture and weave that’s incredibly unique to the touch.

Kay Pouf
Kay Pouf

Kay Pouf

$149 at West Elm

This playful pouf makes use of traditional motifs and light distressing for a vintage look, while the denim-inspired material is contemporary, yet elevated.


Poufs can work in so many different ways, serving as extra seating, a footstool, or even simply a decorative element. These days, there are so many styles and shapes you can choose from when it comes to selecting the best pouf for your home, and you can even get some outdoor-friendly options for your spring party essentials. Consider adding a pouf as one of your cozy living room ideas this season.