They also make great side tables in your living room, and can be used as extra seating in a pinch. This one has a more traditional Asian pattern on it, which can add a layer of global style to your home.
Why stop at one kind of stool in your room? A Chinese blue-and-white ceramic stool provides a nice side table, while the leather hassock is a comfy footrest. The combination gives this room a "collected-from-my-travels" look.