A living room can only hold so much furniture. However, there are times when you really need more seating, right? Entire the living room pouf. A pouf is a cushioned ottoman that is relatively small in size. It can be used as an extra place to sit, for propping up your feet while lounging on the couch, or it can even be used as an extra place to set a drink when topped with a decorative tray.
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Not all poufs are the same, however. They come in various different styles, shapes, and firmness. It is a good idea to explore the eight main types of poufs because it will help you to find the ideal piece for your current decor scheme and your functional needs.
Here are eight different pouf designs that make excellent additions to your home's living room.
1. Knitted poufs
The knitted pouf is made of durable yarns or other fibers. Ones meant for the living room will often be made of cotton or another durable fiber. They come in a multitude of colors which make them easy to match to just about any color or patterns already on display in your home. They have the unique knitted or crocheted design, and the knitted pouf is a very multi-functional piece. These poufs come in various sizes and heights.
The pouf featured above is made with a braided cotton cord that is both lightweight and very durable. It also comes in several different colors including gray, navy, pink, ivory, and natural. It is a compact size with a bean bag filling, and it weighs roughly six pounds.
2. Chevron poufs
A very popular pattern, chevron can be found on backsplashes, dresses, floors, and of course, living room poufs. It is very similar to herringbone. However, the chevron pattern is at a 45-degree angle whereas herringbone is at a 90-degree angle. It creates a zig-zag effect that is very stylish, especially when the two colors are bright and bold.
The chevron pouf featured above is made from a waterproof polyester which is great for homes with kids as it protects you from spills. The exterior wrapper has a zipper closure so that it can be removed and washed when soiled. Plus, the filling is environmentally-friendly. It comes in a ton of colors including teal, black, orange, pink, and green.
3. Moroccan poufs
The north African country of Morocco is known for it's bold and beautiful designs. There are home decor stores that sell nothing but Moroccan-themed items, and the pouf is one of the most popular items. If you are into boho or eclectic decor styles, then chances are you have seen a Moroccan pouf more than once. There are a few different styles that you may see floating around, but one of the most popular fabric styles for these types of poufs the Berber-style. These types of poufs really add an exotic flair to your living room decor.
The Moroccan pouf above is handmade from wool and cotton. It is made in the traditional loom style from the country, and there are several different color and pattern options to choose from. It weighs a little over eight pounds.
Like this style? You may be interested in learning more about Berber carpets as well.
4. Woven poufs
Woven poufs are very common in outdoor spaces, especially when they are made of natural fibers like hemp or jute. However, they are also showing up more and more frequently in indoor spaces as well. The natural woven look accompanies several different decor styles quite well including eclectic, Scandinavian, and boho. You can also find them dyed in various colors if you need something that correlates exactly with existing pieces. They are quite durable and can often maintain their shape much longer than poufs made of softer fabrics.
This woven pouf is made from a durable straw that retains its shape even with a lot of use. It has a hollow interior with a stainless steel frame. It is hand-woven without the use of harsh chemicals.
5. Cube poufs
If you are looking for a pouf that is a bit more angular in shape, then the cube style may be the right fit for your living room. Cubes can also be found in a nearly endless range of fabrics and colors which make them an easy addition to just about any home style. They are often taller than some of their round counterparts which makes them great for using as a side table as well as extra seating when needed.
This cube pouf is made from recycled denim which gives it a unique look. The color scheme works well with coastal or beachy design styles. The denim fabric is handwoven, and each of the poufs will be slightly different from each other.
6. Fur poufs
A lot of people enjoy the fur poufs because of their softness and their warmth in the colder months of the year. Plus, they add a bit of fun and texture to your living room designs. You can find fur poufs in various colors. They also come in various levels of shagginess. Fur poufs can be found in different shapes, widths, and heights which make them a very versatile style of pouf.
This particular brand of pouf can also be purchased in pillow shapes to give you a cohesive design theme in your living room. There are several different pastel colors to choose from.
7. Patchwork poufs
When you want to add more color and patterns to your living room decor, the patchwork pouf is a good choice. There are many different styles and colors that can be found, and they work really well in eclectic decor. However, they can be the perfect splash of fun and color to a more traditional living room or even a mid-century modern design.
The patchwork pouf featured above is made using the rural Indian khambadia technique. It involves stitching together pieces of vintage fabric into a collage. Then accents like embroidery and tassels are added to make each one unique in design. Due to the nature of the fabric, these are a little more delicate than some of the other pouf fabric styles.
8. Leather poufs
Many people opt for a leather living room pouf because they look sleek and sophisticated. There is a luxuriousness that comes with leather that is hard to match with other fabric styles. While there are many leather options available, one of the most popular is the Moroccan leather style. This pouf can be found in countless Instagram photos, and it pops up on Pinterest over and over again.
The classic leather style is hand-stitched using genuine leather. There are other colors available with coordinating and contrasting stitching. Each has a classic pattern and shape to the leather strips.
As you can see, there are plenty of different styles when it comes to living room poufs. You are sure to find the perfect match for your home with just a little bit of searching. Hopefully, this guide to poufs will help you narrow down the choices so that you end up with the item you will love for years to come.