I resisted their charms for years, but this was a mistake. I confess: I was a bit turned off by their ubiquity. For a long while it seemed you couldn't open a shelter mag without seeing one of these guys in every spread. But there's a reason for this. Poufs are not only adorable; they're also really versatile. A footrest, a seat, a plaything for children and a perch for pets, they're pretty indispensable. Here's a roundup of some of my favorites on the market right now.
As usual, CB2 proves itself to be a great resource for unusual, innovative and well priced goods. Their solid knitted poufs are cute too, but I really like this one, made of recycled fabric remnants. Despite the fact that it uses a bunch of different colors, it somehow manages to be pretty neutral, and it definitely has that one-of-a-kind sensibility. Because each one is unique--and not all of them may match your decor--I'd suggest going to a store to purchase this in person, if possible.
Good grief, you say. What is up with that color? Yes, it's bright. But poufs are an excellent way to add a jolt of liveliness to your decor. Let me direct your attention to the following:
Adorable, right? Look how well that hot pink pouf fills up the space under the table. It adds a little earthy glamor to a spot that could easily be forgettable. And it can be pulled out for extra seating when needed.
Assuming you're not squeamish about using animal hides in your decor, this is a lovely option. Somehow both earthy and refined, the geometry and subdued colors work really well.
I'm a big fan of this comfy looking model from West Elm. What a great way to add a bit of earthy pizazz to a neutral-toned room.
And wow, do I love these felted stones. Super cute, and quite neutral considering their rather literal shape. They'd add a touch of whimsy to a masculine den or a seaside cabin.
What brings a smile to Adrian Grenier's face? That's right: his leather pouf. Make yourself this happy and pick one up today.