A footstool by any other name is also known as an ottoman or a hassock. And in my humble opinion, I think a foot stool is one of the most versatile pieces of furniture you can own. Depending on the size, it can act as an ottoman to rest your feet, provide additional seating during a party or perform double duty as an end table next to a chair or sofa.
Probably the most commonly used footstool is a matching ottoman placed at the foot of the coordinating easy chair as seen in this photo. It creates a very inviting look.
or for personal use:
suede, velvet, plaid or solid–a footstool should be a staple in your home’s decor. You can find these workhorses of design in pretty much any store that sells furniture from low-priced retailers like Target and Walmart to higher end stores like Ethan Allen or have one custom made to meet your exacting needs by contacting your interior designer.