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What are poufs? You'll likely see the word pop up on home furniture and design websites and gracing the glossy pages of interior design magazines. They're one of the most unique items in the home accent category, and you can also use them as trendy furniture. However, it's essential to know their function, where to place them, and how to make the most out of having a pouf in your home.

At Mor Furniture for Less, we carry a wide variety of furniture and accent pieces for your home at the most affordable pricing in town. As the largest family-owned furniture chain on the west coast, we dedicate ourselves to helping each customer make their house a home. One of the most important aspects is creating a design that reflects your style. A pouf may be the exact piece you've been looking for–without even realizing it.

Keep reading to learn more about what poufs are, their many purposes, and examples of how to use them in your home to get the most out of what they have to offer.

What Are Poufs?

Poufs are many things, and that's one of the best things about them. They're somewhat uncommon pieces of accent furniture that serve many purposes and can add great functionality and an element of decor to your space. They offer great flexibility, and you can change their use as often as you like.

Poufs are plush, cushioned floor furniture and are generally compact enough to fit in any room. They're all about adding an air of comfort to the room, featuring soft edges and a low cozy profile.

How to Use Poufs In Your Home

There are countless ways to incorporate poufs in your interior design scheme. They come in an array of endless colors, textures, fabrics, shapes, and styles. Whether you have a modern and contemporary space, an industrial-style theme, or even a more traditional look to the room, there's a pouf to match.

Here are five ways to use a pouf in your home.

1) Poufs as Ottomans

Poufs can serve as a place to rest your feet instead of more traditional ottoman furniture. While ottomans are more rigid, often with feet supporting a solid top, poufs rest directly on the floor. They don't feature the extra storage space you'll find under lift-top ottomans, but they're just as practical. Like ottomans, you can also use poufs as a spot to place a beverage or serving tray.

Many people prefer poufs over ottomans since you can move them throughout your space and change their purpose based on your current needs. While ottomans can be bulkier and hard to move away to a spot that still looks natural in the room, poufs look great anywhere. When you're done using it as a footrest, simply place it off to the side and bring it back out when you're ready to kick your feet back again.

2) Poufs as Extra Seating

Additionally, you can easily use a pouf for extra seating when you have guests. They're easy to move to wherever you need them. Whether it be next to a couch or accent chair, off to the side, or in a corner with extra space, a pouf can fit virtually anywhere.

The best part about using a pouf as extra seating is that they offer more comfort than a stiff ottoman and are more inviting than pulling out a folding chair. Additionally, your pouf will match the room's vibe, so it appears more natural. The soft filling acts as an excellent cushion for anyone needing an extra place to sit.

3) Poufs as Coffee Tables

Some people choose to use poufs instead of coffee tables altogether. This is an excellent option if you live in a smaller space, such as an apartment or condo. You can rest a sturdy accent tray on top to provide a little more stability, ensuring that your items stay put. Rest your television remotes and even home decor items like small vases with floral arrangements on top of the pouf.

If you have kids, poufs are the perfect height for them to gather around as they sit on the floor. They can be the ideal spot to serve after-school snacks as the little ones gather to watch TV or before they start homework. Or, if you're having a takeout night with a friend or partner and want to add an element of intimacy to the dinner, try sitting at the pouf as you eat and enjoy each other's company.

4) Poufs in Children's Rooms

Poufs are also an ideal piece of furniture to add to a kid's room. Due to their low profile, your little one can use it as a place to kick back and relax or as somewhere to sit and color. If they have a child-sized vanity, poufs can be the perfect comfortable seating option in front of their mirror.

If you have kids, you know that spills and accidents are bound to happen. With fabric and upholstered poufs, it's easy to spot-clean the surface. And, while luxurious poufs that cost a pretty penny are available, generally, they're a less expensive option for children's furniture. Additionally, poufs will grow with your child. What may be a coloring table now can evolve into a much-loved accent piece in the teen years as your child develops a desire to add touches of decor to their room.

5) Poufs as Decor Pieces

While poufs have many practical functions, you don't have to use one for any of these purposes. Poufs can also be a purely decorative, interesting accent piece in a room. Add them to a corner for a pop of color, place them on either side of a console table to create a trendy, symmetrical look, or use them to tie together the theme of the room.

Since poufs come in many different fabrics and upholsteries, you'll be able to find one that suits your space. Are you looking for something bright and bold? You'll find a pouf that fits the bill. Or are you looking to complete your nautical theme with a pouf that features rope and twine in the design? There's a pouf for that too. Similarly, you'll find sleek leather poufs that match traditional sectionals and more.

Shop Poufs at Mor Furniture for Less

At Mor Furniture for Less, we have a selection of poufs and other accent furniture to fit any home and style. Choose from items that feature soft cotton-blend colors in neutral tones, wool covers that add a sense of warmth and comfort to your space, rustic jute coverings that fit well in rustic and industrial spaces alike, and so much more.

Our poufs contain polystyrene bead filling, which is highly durable and ensures that your pouf will hold its shape and provide support for years to come. We design each piece to stand up to daily use so you can get the most out of your new piece.

When you shop at Mor Furniture for Less, you can shop with total peace of mind knowing you'll receive our exclusive Double the Difference Guarantee. If you find an identical piece at a local retailer for less, we'll refund you the difference times two. Never worry about whether you're getting the best deal again when you choose us as your furniture retailer.

Get your new pouf today and add exceptional style and functionality to any space.