93 Mediterranean Footstools and Ottomans

A true double-duty furniture piece, ottomans often wear double (or triple) hats: They can be utilized as a footstool, coffee table, storage container or even additional seating. Because they are available in a variety of styles, colors and patterns, an ottoman, pouf or cube can also add a touch of mediterranean character to your bedroom, living room or playroom design. As you get ready to make a purchase, be sure to learn a little more about this handy piece of furniture. More 
Mount Fray Ottoman
$150 $390.00 · Buy on Houzz
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Classic lodge style ottoman in kilim. Great for bunching and party seating.
“fabric” — newreddress
POUF-207 Atlas Pouf
$224.40 $374.00 · More Colors
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This square pouf offers a fresh design and bright colors that will add sophistication and visual interest to any room. Made in India of mostly Linen, this product is durable and priced right.
Rae Plains Ottoman
$1,080 $1,440.00 · Only 3 Left
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Classic oversized lodge style footed ottoman in kilim. Great cocktail table alternative.
“Make this!!!” — 1nanaanna
Moroccan Pouf, White
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Rest your feet or favorite pile of books in style with a Moroccan pouf. The perfect compliment to any room, poufs add just the right amount of oomph to an interior. Available in white, black, brown, silver, turquoise, red, orange, fuchsia, gold.
“Pouf” — Barbara Babich
Bedouin Pouf, Negev
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You can get it all — earthy color, tribal pattern and extra seating — with this pouf. It's hand woven from wool and jute and stitched together in a soft cube for casual comfort. Picture several around a low cocktail table for game night. Jenga, anyone? These are great for those times when you have more guests than chairs — or just want to put your feet up in comfort and style.More
“colors” — Cheri Vincent
VivaTerra
Ikat Storage Ottoman
$469
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This ottoman adds exotic fabric and storage to a room. It's perfect for chucking toys, DVDs, magazines and remotes when you're neatening up. Dimensions: 32"L x 32"W x 20"H.
“Great idea” — annenorth
Amazon
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Moroccan Pouf
$199.99
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When you're lounging you want to be able to stretch out, making a Moroccan pouf the perfect, versatile accessory. You can rest your feet in the evening and have extra seating for your next cocktail bash.
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Creative Style Furniture,Inc.
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Why is an ottoman useful?
Ottomans and poufs often serve multiple purposes, so you truly get more bang for your buck. Traditionally, they were used as footstools, though now they are also commonly used as upholstered coffee or side tables. An ottoman bench, beanbag or pouf can function as additional seating, while hollowed-out units are great for hidden storage. On top of its practical purposes, an ottoman is also a great decorative accessory; they often come in bright colors, vibrant patterns or with nailhead or tufted details.

What ottoman or pouf shapes are available?
Ottomans are generally round, square or rectangular, with each shape available in a variety of sizes. Round ottomans are great for adding an unexpected shape to a living space with primarily rectangular furniture, while, adversely, square ottomans work well to complement such a layout. Smaller cubes are a form of square ottomans: these are great for sneaking in extra seating space, or to create an extra long coffee table by pushing several together. Rectangular ottomans often double as coffee tables, and can be custom made to fit the length of your sofa.

What ottoman materials should I consider?
Ottomans often come in the same materials as sofas and sectionals, so think about what your preference is for larger furniture pieces — though they don't have to match up. After all, adding a leather ottoman in a room with a fabric sofa can add some much-needed texture variation. They commonly come in leather or some sort of upholstery, though weaves and woods are gaining in popularity. As you pick out the material, think about its function as well as its mediterranean design; a wood stump would be an uncomfortable footstool, while a cushy pouf wouldn't suffice as a side table.
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