A pouf can highlight your room’s decor by adding in a unique texture, pattern, and/or color scheme. These three factors of a pouf can also tie it to your decor and establish a theme, as well as add decor that is both beautiful and functional.
Decorating with a Pouf
Poufs may be a recent development in interior design and home decor, but that doesn’t mean that they’re only suitable for modern homes. In fact, poufs come in many different shapes, sizes, and designs so that they can fit into whatever interior design style you’re pursuing. Even if you’re decorating a more traditional or elevated style, a pouf can be the perfect item to add in relatability or unexpected design.
Choosing Which Pouf Is Right For You
Because pouf ottomans spread over so many different styles, you may be wondering how to find the one that’s right for you. Fortunately, there are a few areas that can help you narrow your search.
Purpose: The beautiful thing about poufs is that they are multifunctional, so you can use one however you want to. Some may use it purely as decoration, but you can also use it as a pouf ottoman where you rest your feet. Other uses include using it as a small table, a spare seat, or some combination of these purposes.
Size, Shape, and Structure: Once you’ve determined your pouf’s purpose(s), you need to focus on the size, shape, and structure of the pouf. For size, consider how wide and tall you need it to be. Shape can be determined by what other shapes you include in the room, or if you want to add in a unique shape, this is a good opportunity. Finally, the structure is how dense it is, and what purposes it can fulfill. After all, if you plan on using your pouf as a side table, you definitely want to choose one that is firm enough to hold your coffee!
Fabric/Material: Fabric not only affects the tone of the pouf, but also its practicality. Poufs are available in many different materials, such as jute, wool, cotton, leather, velvet, etc. Some materials are easier to clean than others, and depending on where you want your pouf to be, you should choose a material that suits the pouf’s purpose. You can even decorate with a pouf outdoors, so if you’re looking for one that can withstand the great outdoors, be sure to search specifically for outdoor poufs.
Pattern: Some poufs will come with patterns imprinted into the fabric, while others may use texture and different pile heights to establish the design. When you’re choosing a pattern, find one that has similarities to your other decor, such as similar shapes or lines.
Color: Finally, being intentional with your pouf ottoman’s color is key in designing a room. Even if your pouf isn’t identical in color to the other hues in the room, it should at least convey the same tone. Otherwise, you can even have the pouf be in the same color family and share a similar tone to the rest of the decor, furniture, and artwork. You can choose poufs that are neutral tan, white, grey, or black, but you can also choose other popular colors like blue, green, pink, etc. Whatever you need for your space stylistically, you can find a pouf in the color and design you’re looking for.
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