posted by on 2012.10.04, under Shopping Guide

A good ottoman is so much more than a footrest—they double as extra seating or makeshift coffee tables, and their low height makes them ideal accent pieces to your other furniture. One could easily drop several hundred (or more) on ottoman, but that doesn’t mean you need to. Here are our favorites for $200 and below.



If Indiana Jones were in the market for a compact ottoman, I imagine it would look something like this woven leather number from Wisteria. $169.

Woven Leather Folding Stool

Woven Leather Folding Stool


This retro-modern ottoman is the perfect perch for trays, throws or even—dash it—feet! Urban Outfitters. $179.

Modern Ottoman

Modern Ottoman


Nothing says “I don’t give a damn—except I do!” like things made of re-purposed grain sacks. This square burlap ottoman from The Inglenook Décor achieves shabby chic like nobody’s business. $115.

  Square Vintage Sack Ottoman

Square Vintage Sack Ottoman


Just shy of 3 feet wide, Ikea’s Karlstadt Ottoman is extra roomy, and its removable cover makes it easy to wash when soiled. $149.

 KARLSTAD Footstool, Isunda gray

KARLSTAD Footstool


Straight from grandma’s boudoir to your living room, the Curves Tufted Ottoman from Target keeps it ladylike. On sale for $76.49.

Curves Tufted Round Ottoman - Spring Green

Curves Tufted Round Ottoman


It’s hip to be square, when you’re a Blu Dot ottoman made of felted wool with flanged seams. Pair a few side-by-side for a more substantial look. $159.

 Otto Ottoman

Otto Ottoman



posted by on 2011.08.16, under Shopping Guide

Poufs have the fun factor of a beanbag and the integrity of an ottoman. As such, these versatile pieces can be placed just about anywhere as additional seating, leg rests and side tables. Here are some of our favorites for under $200.

CB2’s blue knit pouf is a cozy pop of color. $89.95

knitted pool pouf


This pouf from Nordstrom’s adds the pizzazz of shag without the commitment of wall-to-wall carpeting. $98

Nordstrom 'Shaggy Pouf' Ottoman


The whipstitch pouf from Serena & Lilly has 100% wool fill for extra support. $119.

Slate/Yellow Whipstitch Pouf


The sleek grey denim pouf from Ferm is on sale for $199 (from $299).

Gray Denim Pouf


IKEA has carried these banana fiber “stools” for some time, which are highly versatile and great for incorporating some extra texture into a room. $29.99




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