Velvet footstools are a luxurious furnishing addition to any relaxation area in the home.
Different types of classic velvet footstools
Modern velvet footstools are available in a selection of elegant styles and colours. Choose from chic cube pouffes , that come with or without internal storage capacity, and round designs.
Vintage inspired Chesterfield style velvet footstools are generally spacious and oversized. The bench style design features luxurious crushed velvet that is enhanced with deep, button back accents. Many styles have carved wooden legs. Extra large footstools often include castors for easy movement.
Retro velvet footstools often feature curvy Queen Anne style legs or straight carved and painted legs. Some velvet footstools also boast traditional sewing box features, and are ample storage compartments that are raised on legs.
Contemporary velvet footstools generally have a stylish low level, extended bench design with firm padding. The practical style makes a great alternative coffee table.
Velvet upholstery variations
Velvet footstools that have a traditional design are usually upholstered in soft velvet that is made from silk, viscose and cotton. The plain coloured velvet is ideal for compact cube shaped footstools.
Luxurious velvet footstools that display a classic vintage or retro style are generally upholstered in crushed velvet. The textured velvet fabric has a pressed down impression that creates a unique finish and lustre. This is a popular velvet choice for opulent button back footstools of a generous size.
Hammered velvet has a similar finish to crushed velvet but with less impression, and is generally used for covering long bench style footstools.Embossed velvet is traditionally decorated with decorative stamped designs. This type of luxury velvet is often used on footstools that feature a floral pattern.
Stylish ways to relax
Whatever your style preference may be, the classic velvet footstool is the perfect furnishing accessory for any style of living room. The soft, luxurious fabric enhances your relaxation comfort and adds a touch of designer style to your living space. Choose a stylish and elegant velvet footstool to complement your armchair, sofa or suite.
A sturdy, oversized velvet footstool provides additional comfortable seating for extra guests. If the top is firmly padded, you can also use the footstool as a modern statement coffee table alternative.
Dual-purpose ottoman style footstools provide practical storage solutions for a multitude of household items. In the living room, use the footstool to tidy away the TV remote control and other devices.
A compact and perfectly proportioned cube or cylindrical velvet footstool is also suitable for flexible seating in the bedroom.