I love a good foot rub—and a good footstool

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.

A more stylish arrangement might be to use an ottoman in a different design style than the chair, making for a more eclectic but still inviting arrangement as seen here.

or for personal use:

or  serious:

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.

About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.
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