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Ottomans, Foot Stools & Poufs

Whether you’re searching for a place to kick up your heels or a comfortable place to sit down and rest a few minutes, west elm has a selection of ottomans to match any taste. Our upholstered ottomans and benches come in a variety of fabrics. Choose Mongolian lamb fur to jazz up a teenager’s dorm room, or go with Fontanne leather for a more chic look that adds style to a home office. There’s also faux suede, chenille tweed and brushed heathered cotton to choose from.


When browsing the benches, it is best to first consider how you want the piece to function before moving on to selecting a style. Some of the benches are simple and just offer a place to sit, while others feature different storage options. Select a bench that opens up from the top if you’re looking for a living room item that can hold a few blankets and throw pillows, or stick with an entryway bench that features two or three drawers for organizing mail, gloves and hats or an address book. You may also opt for a hall tree bench that has convenient hooks at the top for hanging coats, rain jackets and umbrellas.


A separate set of upholstered benches are ideal for the bedroom. A tufted bench, for example, looks great when placed at the end of your bed. It supplies a spot to sit down and put on your shoes before heading out to work. Teenagers love the selection of poufs, which are reminiscent of the late 19th-century and come in bold colors that are designed to stand out. The man of the house may wish to go with the metal slat bench instead. This piece will hold everything from a series of books to a handcrafted ship in a bottle.


Instead of picking up just a single ottoman or bench, why not style the entire room with an upholstered furniture collection. History buffs will love the Monroe Mid-Century Sofa Collection, which comes with bolster pillows that give it a vintage feel. Perfect for small apartments, the Urban Collection is more minimalistic with its smooth clean lives, and has a sofa bed for accommodating guests. If you’re on the hunt for chic and upscale, then you’ll want to stick with the High Line Collection. This set features elegant leather upholstery with pieces that have deep seats. The shiny silver legs add a sophisticated touch that completes the look.


Once you have your furniture picked out, you can move on to complementing the pieces with a few upholstered fabric pillow covers. These special order pillows come in all sorts of colors and prints so you won’t have any trouble finding a pair that suits your fancy. The celestial blue is quite calming, while the cayenne adds a pop of color to the room. The brushstroke floral pattern brings a little bit of the outdoors in, and the diamond striped pillow gives off a prosperous vibe.


Finally, there’s the opportunity to pick up an upholstered accent chair. Go with the leather armchair if you prefer resting your elbows while reading a good book or working at the computer, or opt for a swivel chair if you enjoy the freedom of movement. New parents love a glider for rocking their babies back to sleep after a midnight feeding. The power recliner chair is a better choice for those who enjoy lounging back while watching a Sunday football game, and wing chairs make fantastic office furniture. If you’d like to show off your artistic side, then the sculpted metal bowl chair is your perfect fit.

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