Before you dismiss them to the realms of cheesy toes. Take a moment to consider how footstools have more uses than you might think.
It’s becoming increasingly popular to have open space for living environments. Nobody wants to be holed away in the kitchen or laundry room whilst the rest of the family are having fun in the next room. But with the rise of the open space, it’s more important than ever to leave subtle markers to indicate where one zone ends and another begins. Although you’re likely to move a footstool around, their larger siblings - the ottoman - are more permanently placed. Both functional and aesthetically pleasing they work perfectly. Whilst not being too solid, like a sofa, they are large enough to be a clear divider.
2. Surface space
We’re always a fan of clever new ways to gain surface space – usually it’s in regard to the kitchen – but no area of the house is perfect. Footstools that are hard-topped work well as an impromptu extra coffee or side table. But if you like your furniture a little plumper, then deep-cushioned footstools double up well as an improv place to take off shoes in the hallway.
3. Sneaky storage
Like the having more surface space, extra storage space makes us happy. Especially when it’s subtly hidden away. Many interior manufacturers like Neptune now create stools that have cushioned lids that open to reveal cubby holes. Seats are designed to store everything from shoes to television controls. We won’t say you’ll never lose the remote again, but now you have an extra place to check.Also read:How to reach kitchen c-aaahhh-lmNEXT! Looking for a place to park your pedibus? Click any image below to begin browsing our image banks...