Footstools are among the humblest of furniture pieces – comfortable and functional but often treated as an afterthought. But it doesn’t have to be this way! In this post, we’ve collected of our favorite footstools available online. To ensure your comfort goals as well as aesthetic goals are able to align. This compilation spans from mid-century to ultra-modern, offering options like timeless solid wood footstools as well as expressive upholstered designs packed with personality. Peruse this selection to find the perfect footstool for any budget as well as any style.
1. Ferm Living Small Wooden Footstool
The charming Little Architect Stool by Ferm Living is an attractive all-purpose footstool originally intended for use as an extra step or seat for young children, but it can also double as a compact low footrest to use with a lounge chair or beneath a desk.
2. Kartell Molded Wood Footstool
Molded veneers give the Kartell Smart Wood collection an almost weightless look while retaining the aesthetic gravity of natural wood veining. The collection’s Wood Stool is a Philippe Starck design that offers endless decorative possibilities throughout the home.
3. Jens Ottoman Footstool
One of many standout mid-century designs by the prolific Jens Risom, the eponymous Jens footstool is still constructed according to the designer’s specifications today – specifications that call for exquisite workmanship and attention to detail for comfort that will last a lifetime with proper care. Select from solid oak or walnut framing as well as an incredible variety of upholstery color options.
4. Hem Hai Grey Modern Footstool
Created by Italian designer Luca Nichetto for Swedish studio Hem, the Hai ottoman boasts a bold profile with a light and pleasant visual weight. Accordingly this piece features a voluminous cushion set atop slender metal legs, neatly framed at the sides for a pop of contrast.
5. Mid-Century Small Round Footstool
Subtle mid-century modern vibes lend timeless appeal to this inexpensive small footrest. The lightly cushioned body is upholstered in a wide variety of fabric options to suit any interior palette, each one supported by tapered legs that are finished with brass-colored caps for a classic look.
6. Cream Velvet Footstool
Enjoy a glam look at an approachable price point with this contemporary footstool selection. The boxy footrest cuts a bold profile, upholstered in a wide range of velvet upholstery selections for exceptional versatility. Gold-finished legs lend just the right amount of glimmer.
7. Small Faux Flokati Footstool with Gold Legs
Flokati wool offers instant luxury for any space. This piece is made with animal-friendly faux fur with a playful curly texture, the cloudlike body perched atop gold hairpin legs for a dash of glamour. Use a small yet sophisticated footstool like this one if you want to make a dramatic impact without taking up much space.
8. Curly Sheep Fleece Footstool
Ultra-soft Tibetan fleece as well as slender brass legs make this footstool a truly timeless investment in sophisticated comfort. So select from three sizes to best suit your space.
9. Classic Tufted Footstool
Looking for something with a classic silhouette to suit a traditional or transitional interior theme? The handsome Bruno ottoman captures the eye with its elegantly turned legs as well as invites comfortable enjoyment with its fully upholstered button-tufted body. This design is fully customizable with your choice of four leg finishes as well as dozens of upholstery options.
10. Cushioned Rattan Footstool
Use this rattan footstool with or without the cushion to suit your specific comfort requirements. Select from a diverse variety of fabric types as well as patterns for the cushion to find the perfect fit for your interior decor.
11. Uchiwa Fabric and Leather Footstool
Leather trim around each edge adds subtle sophistication to the effortlessly stylish Uchiwa footstool by Doshi Levien. Select from three leg finishes as well as ten upholstery color combinations.
12. December Leather Sling Footstool
Unlike the more common x-frame leather sling footstools, this design features a four-leg construction sculpted from white ash. Jasper Morrison and Wataru Kumano designed the December footstool for Nikari’s 12 Designs for Nature collection.
13. Upholstered X-Base Footstool
This unique X-Base stool is fully upholstered from top to bottom for an especially cozy and comfortable look. Select from dozens of upholstery patterns to enjoy a customized look all your own.
14. Jaime Hayon Small Upholstered Footstool
Modern pop-art styling makes the Ro Footstool stand out as a cheerful work of art. Choose from a variety of frame as well as upholstery combinations, many with eye-catching fabric contrasts that enhance the unconventional look.
15. Round Black and Pink Footstool
Dusty pink velvet is well-paired with modern black framing in this gorgeous round footstool from Safavieh. This approachable piece provides a luxurious look on an approachable budget. So use as a footrest or as a low side table.
16. Carl Hansen Folding Wood Footstool
For an authentic mid-century take on the classic folding footstool, this 1960s design by Borge Mogensen is sure to satisfy. This piece is constructed from untreated teak for weather resistance as well as classic sophistication that will only grow more beautiful with age.