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Large Vintage Round Moroccan Leather Pouf
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large vintage round Moroccan leather pouf, handcrafted in chocolate brown camel leather. Hand tooled leather stool ottoman and embroidered on the top with the Moorish star. Handcraft...
Category

20th Century Moroccan Moorish Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Leather

Round Taupe Pouf
By Palmobili
Located in Milan, IT
This compact and lightweight pouf is a clever solution to complement an armchair as a footrest or as an occasional seat while not compromising on comfort. Despite its simple look, it...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wood

Round Taupe Pouf
H 17.72 in. W 18.9 in. D 18.9 in.
Waterloo Round Pouf
By MissoniHome
Located in Milan, IT
The magnificence of nature and the mimetic charm of a forest. The mimetic charm of a forest is expressed in scenographic fabrics, featuring a mimetic and magical world, where furnish...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric

  • Waterloo Round Pouf
  • Waterloo Round Pouf
  • Waterloo Round Pouf
  • Waterloo Round Pouf
H 13.78 in. W 31.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Recife round pouf
By MissoniHome
Located in Milan, IT
This gorgeous Recife round pouf will bring the feeling of springtime into any room in your home with its charming floral pattern and comfortable design. The cover, in a delicate past...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Textile

Recife round pouf
H 13.78 in. W 31.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Phrae Round Pouf
By MissoniHome
Located in Milan, IT
Created with a comfortable and stylish jacquard fabric removable cover, featuring a chevron pattern in blended watercolor tones, the delightful and charming Phrae round pouf is the p...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric

  • Phrae Round Pouf
  • Phrae Round Pouf
  • Phrae Round Pouf
  • Phrae Round Pouf
H 13.78 in. W 31.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Passiflora giant round pouf
By MissoniHome
Located in Milan, IT
The charming and stylish Passiflora Giant Round Pouf has a soft cotton satin cover and features a floral print that will provide a lively feel to your favorite sitting room. The cove...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Textile

Passiflora giant round pouf
H 13.78 in. W 31.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Vintage Round Moroccan Chocolate Brown Leather Pouf Hand Tooled In Marrakech
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large vintage round Moroccan leather pouf, handcrafted in chocolate brown camel leather. Hand tooled and embroidered on the top with the Moorish star by Moroccan artisans in Marrakec...
Category

20th Century Moroccan Moorish Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Leather

Pair of Round Moroccan Leather Poufs
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of large vintage round Moroccan leather poufs, handcrafted in camel leather. Hand tooled leather stool ottoman embroidered on the top with the Moorish star. Handcrafted by Moroc...
Category

20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Leather

Large Vintage Round Moroccan Leather Pouf
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large vintage round Moroccan leather pouf, handcrafted in brown camel leather. Hand tooled leather stool ottoman handcrafted by Moroccan artisans in Marrakech, Morocco.     
Category

20th Century Moroccan Moorish Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Leather

Trame Small Round Red Pouf with Green Cushion
By Da A
Located in Milan, IT
An exquisite combination of colors and geometric patterns, this striking pouf will make a statement in both indoor and outdoor decors, especially when matched to others from the same...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Metal

Trame Small Round Red Pouf with Green Cushion
H 17.33 in. W 12.21 in. D 12.21 in.
Trame Small Round Red Pouf with Gray Cushion
By Da A
Located in Milan, IT
A unique piece of contemporary allure, this pouf is the result of skillful traditional craftsmanship merged with contemporary flair. It is composed of two cylindrical pieces crafted ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Metal

Trame Small Round Red Pouf with Gray Cushion
H 17.33 in. W 12.21 in. D 12.21 in.
Round Breola Pouf, With Backrest, Faux Leather, Made in Italy
By VG-VGnewtrend
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
VG furniture represent luxury in terms of exclusivity, distinction and high quality. They are the result of sophisticated and exclusive design with a strong identity and are the outc...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

Moroccan Round Leather Pouf Hand-Tooled in Marrakesh Red and Black
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Moroccan red and black round leather pouf hand tooled in Marrakesh, Morocco. Handcrafted by Moroccan artisans. Size is 21 in. diameter x 12 in. height. Circa 1970's.
Category

20th Century Moroccan Moorish Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather

Mid-Century Modern Rattan Round Italian Ottoman Pouf with Wooden Legs, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Midcentury great looking round ottoman in woven rattan and wicker with four wooden legs. This fantastic piece was designed in Italy in the 1970s. A magnificent piece that combines...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan, Wood

Vintage Round Moroccan Red and Black Leather Pouf Hand Tooled in Marrakech
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large vintage round Moroccan leather pouf, handcrafted in red and black leather. Hand tooled and embroidered on the top with the Moorish star by Moroccan artisans in Marrakech. Vinta...
Category

Late 20th Century Moroccan Moorish Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Leather

Round Leather Pouf on Dark Mahogany Base with Circular Detail at Seat
By LF Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Colle Pouf is 1 of two poufs we offer in our LF Collection - it is shown in brown leather and faux skin but can covered in customers own material - this versatile accent piece ca...
Category

2010s American International Style Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Round Souffle Swivel Pouf Ottomans in the Manner of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of round, souffle pouf ottomans in the manner of Karl Springer feature newly upholstered seats in contrasting rust and moss, branch motif jacquard that swivel on brass bases.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Brass

Large Mid Century Modern 36" Round Pink Tufted Chrome Base Souffle Pouf Ottoman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large Vintage Mid Century Modern 36" Round Pink Tufted Chrome Base Souffle Pouf Ottoman. The piece features an interesting multicolored cumulus pattern fabric, and a brushed steel ba...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Steel

Custom Vintage Turkish Rug Round Ottomans in Brown and Pinks
Located in Brea, CA
Custom made vintage Turkish rug round cocktail ottoman coffee table Once a stripe rug now a useful cocktail ottoman. Wool and goat hair rug in a greyish, brown, golden tones with wh...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Minimalist Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wool

Round Neyo
By Tremolada
Located in Milan, IT
Add a touch of contemporary elegance to your living room with the round Neyo pouf. Characterized by 100% Italian craftsmanship, a solid wood structure padded with a traditional metho...
Category

2010s Italian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Metal

  • Round Neyo
  • Round Neyo
  • Round Neyo
  • Round Neyo
H 13.78 in. W 29.53 in. D 29.53 in.
Floral Print Small Round Stool
By Jhon Ortiz, The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
Small round stool upholstered in a Matthew Williamson woven with a colorful Menagerie print. Made with poplar wood, legs are lacquered in a vibrant blue. Sturdy base with a comfortab...
Category

2010s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Maple, Lacquer

Radius Ottoman Round Custom Legs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The radius ottoman is a comfortable and versatile expanse for sitting or propping. Great as a footrest but sturdy and elegant enough to work as extra seating during major social func...
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2010s American Other Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric

  • Radius Ottoman Round Custom Legs
  • Radius Ottoman Round Custom Legs
  • Radius Ottoman Round Custom Legs
  • Radius Ottoman Round Custom Legs
H 16 in. W 60 in. D 60 in.
Midcentury Round Hassock or Footstool
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Midcentury vinyl-upholstered foot stool or "hassock" is perfect for any decor style. Very good condition with only very minor imperfections consistent with age.
Category

Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

  • Midcentury Round Hassock or Footstool
  • Midcentury Round Hassock or Footstool
  • Midcentury Round Hassock or Footstool
  • Midcentury Round Hassock or Footstool
H 13 in. W 30 in. D 30 in.
Original Round Shagreen Leather Ottoman
Located in Miami, FL
Modern round shagreen leather ottoman. Can be used as footstool or as a pouf.  
Category

2010s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Shagreen, Wood

Pair of Round Rattan Ottomans
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Pair of round rattan ottomans, with round Lucite tops.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Rattan

  • Pair of Round Rattan Ottomans
  • Pair of Round Rattan Ottomans
  • Pair of Round Rattan Ottomans
  • Pair of Round Rattan Ottomans
H 17 in. Dm 14.5 in.
"Pippo" Round Ottoman by Le Lampade
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
"Pippo" round ottoman by Le Lampade Available also in different colors.
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wool

Large Round Upholstered Moroccan-Inspired Ottoman, Customizable
By Jhon Ortiz, The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
About this piece Sprawling low round ottoman upholstered in an eclectic mix of three fabrics featuring embroidery, cut velvet, and jacquard and with a vinyl plinth base with a stain...
Category

2010s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Velvet, Ebony, Maple

Pair of Metallic Silver Round Ottomans
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Chic pair of matching round ottomans newly upholstered in a rich textured metallic silver/gold fabric with a gorgeous lustre and feel. Large and generous for casual seating. Pill sha...
Category

20th Century American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Billy Tufted Round Stool Covered with Leather
Located in Lentate sul Seveso, Monza e Brianza
Round tufted stool covered with leather. COM available Size: cm. Diameter 48 x 54 Height.
Category

2010s Italian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Custom Made Round Shearling Ottomans
Located in London, GB
A pair of round custom made shearling ottomans on hardwood base with stained beech legs. The foam body is covered in premium, tufted Australian shearling. These items are made to...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Beech, Sheepskin

  • Pair of Custom Made Round Shearling Ottomans
  • Pair of Custom Made Round Shearling Ottomans
  • Pair of Custom Made Round Shearling Ottomans
  • Pair of Custom Made Round Shearling Ottomans
H 17.33 in. W 18.9 in. D 18.9 in.
Custom Made Round Boucle Ottoman with Walnut Legs
Located in London, GB
A round, custom made shearling ottoman on hardwood base with oiled walnut legs. The foam body is covered in premium, cotton-wool blend boucle fabric. These items are made to orde...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

  • Custom Made Round Boucle Ottoman with Walnut Legs
  • Custom Made Round Boucle Ottoman with Walnut Legs
  • Custom Made Round Boucle Ottoman with Walnut Legs
  • Custom Made Round Boucle Ottoman with Walnut Legs
H 17.33 in. W 18.9 in. D 18.9 in.
Carol Egan, Round Ottoman, United States, 2018
By Carol Egan
Located in New York, NY
This elegant ottoman is part of a line of contemporary furniture designed by blending digital technology with fine traditional craftsmanship. The piece has a perfectly round seat and...
Category

2010s American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bronze

Christian Liaigre Round Ottoman for Holly Hunt, 1990s
By Christian Liaigre, HOLLY HUNT
Located in Hamburg, PA
A luxurious Christian Liaigre round ottoman, bench, or pouf for Holly Hunt. Upholstered in high-end grey leather on an ebonized oak base. The bench is in very good condition and stru...
Category

Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Oak, Leather

Custom Made Round Sheepskin Ottoman with Oak Ball Feet
Located in London, GB
Custom-made ottoman developed & produced at our workshops in London using the highest quality materials. This example is upholstered in a Honey coloured sheepskin and features oiled ...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Sheepskin, Oak

Round Ottoman X 18" in Camel Shearling by Moses Nadel
By Moses Nadel
Located in Sea Cliff, NY
Featured with Camel color sheepskin, the Ottoman X is inspired by fundamental geometry. These structured and supportive round ball ottomans are designed to function as a traditional ...
Category

2010s American Organic Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Sheepskin, Leather

Custom Made Round Ottomans from a Woven Sabra Silk Rug
Located in Brea, CA
Custom made round ottomans from a woven Sabra silk rug The background is a creamy white, with burnt orange color stripe. These custom ottomans hold their shape, and are custom mad...
Category

20th Century Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wood

Stunning Custom Designed Round Ottoman with Solid Brass Base
By Cain Modern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful round loveseat with upholstered top. This beautiful ottoman can be used indoors or outdoors, it is perfect for homes with large living or family rooms, ideal for entertain...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Brass

Early 20th Century Carved French Walnut Round Seat
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early 20th century carved French walnut round seat Beautifully carved glazed walnut seat with four legs. The cotton upholstery is filled with down. Solid, sturdy and comfortabl...
Category

Early 20th Century French French Provincial Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Walnut

Handsome Large Round Upholstered Ottoman in Striking Lattice Motife Fabric
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A striking versatile round ottoman upholstered in handsome blue and sandy beige textured lattice pattern fabric and resting on mahogany bun feet.
Category

2010s North American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of Custom Made Round Sheepskin Ottomans with Oak Ball Feet
Located in London, GB
Custom-made ottomans developed & produced at our workshops in London using the highest quality materials. These examples are upholstered in a Honey coloured sheepskin and feature oil...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Sheepskin, Oak

Pair of Custom Made Round Boucle Ottomans with Walnut Legs
Located in London, GB
A round, custom made shearling ottoman on hardwood base with oiled walnut legs. The foam body is covered in premium, cotton-wool blend boucle fabric. These items are made to order ...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Wonderful French Giltwood Knotted Rope Round Ottoman Tabouret Silk Upholstery
By Napoléon III
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful French Napoleon III giltwood knotted rope round ottoman / tabouret / pouf silk stripe upholstery on casters.  
Category

Vintage 1920s French Napoleon III Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Silk, Giltwood

Vintage Pair of Woven Wicker Round Footstools Stools Benches Ottomans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely pair of vintage woven wicker footstools, foot stools, ottomans, benches. Top diameter is 17.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Wicker

Modern Round Ottoman with Ebonized Walnut Base Upholstered in Balmory by Place
By Baker Hesseldenz Studio
Located in Tuscon, AZ
The Torta ottoman is inspired by a cake sitting neatly on a dessert plate. Can be configured in round and three sided and can be customized for virtually any size. Pictured in Plac...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Walnut

Small Round Ottoman with Navy Vinyl Citrine Tiger Flange Yellow Lacquered Base
By Jhon Ortiz, The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
About this piece Small round ottoman with a firm but cushioned seat. Well sized occasional seating, stores easily beneath console tables, easy to lift or slide. Vinyl has a pearlize...
Category

2010s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Maple

Vintage Moroccan Round Leather Pouf Brown and Blue Embroidered
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Moroccan round leather pouf brown and blue embroidered with the eight pointed star on top. Handcrafted by artisans in Morocco,  circa 1970s.
Category

20th Century Moroccan Folk Art Footstools

Materials

Leather

Pair of Contemporary Little Pouf in Blue and Brown Upholstered Round Stools
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of modern Contemporary round Moroccan style stool in blue and brown fabric upholstery in 1970s style. Moroccan little pouf hassock, upholstered footstool or modern circular otto...
Category

20th Century American Moorish Stools

Materials

Fabric

Midcentury Bamboo and Wicker Round Italian Pouf Stool, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Rare and beautiful midcentury stool pouf. This fantastic stool was made in Italy during the 1960s. The workmanship of this stool is exceptional, the bamboo structure allows this s...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Rounded Striped White Blue Italian Pouf, 1950
Located in Madrid, ES
Rounded pouf with solid wood structure and upholstered in striped pattern fabric and velvet.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Rounded Blue White Grey Brass Italian Pouf, 1950
Located in Madrid, ES
Rounded wooden structured pouf with white cotton/velvet upholstery with linear embroidery. Finished in brass legs.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass

Hollywood Regency Tufted Round Sectional Ottoman Pouf William Billy Haines 1950s
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Hollywood Regency Round Sectional Ottoman Pouf Bench after Billy Haines Classic Mid Century Tufted design 1950s Dimensions: 36 in diameter x 15 height. Origi...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Modern Round Handcrafted Leather Ottoman, Pouf in Antique Leather, Contemporary
Located in Miami, FL
Ottoman in luxurious antique leather. Sown in quarters on the seating surface. We use only the very best quality leather. Featuring a beautiful tight grain and a fine hand and is m...
Category

2010s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Plastic, Wood

Round Upholstered Ottoman
Located in New York, NY
A round tufted ottoman in an animal inspired chenille and a pleated skirt. Perfect in a dressing room, living and sitting room, this tailored, but fun piece can be just the finishing...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Chenille

  • Round Upholstered Ottoman
  • Round Upholstered Ottoman
  • Round Upholstered Ottoman
  • Round Upholstered Ottoman
H 17 in. Dm 36 in.
East Hampton Mid-Century Modern Wicker Rattan Round Ottoman Pouf
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Great looking woven rattan and wicker round ottoman having 4 tapered light wood legs. Perfect for a stylish beach house. NOTE: Pair available as shown. One darker than the other.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Rattan

Nickey Kehoe Collection Round Hassock
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Solid wood frame and upholstered hassock with two ring piping and double handle details offers versatility in accent seating. These hassocks are available in the selected boucle colors.
Category

2010s American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Bouclé

  • Nickey Kehoe Collection Round Hassock
  • Nickey Kehoe Collection Round Hassock
  • Nickey Kehoe Collection Round Hassock
  • Nickey Kehoe Collection Round Hassock
H 16 in. Dm 17 in. L 16 in.
Vintage Round Ottoman with Faux Bamboo Detailing
Located in Greenwich, CT
Large round vintage ottoman. The top is newly upholstered in Stroeheim Vacheron in Ombre Haze. The base and legs are lacquered in white. Measures: 40" diameter, 21" high.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Other Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

East Hampton Pair of Woven Rattan Round Ottomans
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Great looking pair of woven rattan and wicker round ottomans having 4 tapered light wood legs. Perfect for a stylish beach house. One ottoman is slightly darker than the other.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Round Footed Upholstered Poof Ottoman
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Round Footed Upholstered Poof Ottoman Offered for sale is a Mid-Century Modern round upholstered pouf ottoman supported by solid wood feet. The fabric is of the p...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Nickey Kehoe Collection Large Round Ottoman Upholstered in Vintage Rug Textile
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nickey Kehoe Collection large round ottoman upholstered in colorful vintage rug textile from Turkey.
Category

2010s American Ottomans and Poufs

Chic Vintage Round Bamboo Ottoman Upholstered in Faux Giraffe
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Super chic vintage thick bamboo round ottoman in new camel and red orange giraffe patterned upholstery. This piece could also be used as a coffee table.
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery, Bamboo

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Round Brown Pouf For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the round brown pouf you’re looking for. A round brown pouf — often made from wood, fabric and animal skin — can elevate any home. There are 43 variations of the antique or vintage round brown pouf you’re looking for, while we also have 24 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer round brown pouf, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A round brown pouf is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. A well-made round brown pouf has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Berber Tribes of Morocco, Da A and Jhon Ortiz are consistently popular.

How Much is a Round Brown Pouf?

Prices for a round brown pouf can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $224 and can go as high as $60,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,738.

Finding the Right Ottomans and Poufs for You

Antique and vintage ottomans and poufs add comfort and style to any living room, game room, home office or minimalist lounge space. An ottoman is a short seat or footstool that is also often used to store items. A pouf is similar, but it’s typically more petite than an ottoman, usually without the storage space inside.

When one thinks of the Ottoman Empire, it’s easy to overlook the iconic seat named for the region. The ottoman — originally an upholstered seat or small bench without a back or arms — was a family’s main seating furniture, a way to merge floor seating with cushions and mats. It wasn’t until they were brought to Europe from Turkey, during the 18th century, that it became popular to join ottomans with other pieces of furniture, such as at the base of a chair. Eventually, these footrests were transformed into storage furnishings to organize quilts and blankets or other textiles. Furniture makers crafted their ottomans with lids that revealed a hidden cupboard, which rendered them both comfortable and practical.

Poufs, which appeared in France during the 1840s, are also of the low-platform seating variety. These versatile furnishings have been made available in all manner of shapes and sizes over time, and depending upon their firmness can be used as a side table should an occasion call for an extra one. However, your average ottoman is almost always firmer than a pouf, and even if the plush pouf in your living room feels sturdy, it’s probably not the best surface for your early-evening cocktail.

Both ottomans and poufs can help create an inviting and warm atmosphere in your living space. For the smaller rooms that are characterized by a casual feel, a shaggy or woven wool pouf might be a better choice, as it’s likely to be more compact and floor-cushion-like than an ottoman. The latter are often larger and more table-like and are comparatively a good fit for a more formal room such as a library or a study. Today, you might find that an ottoman works well in your bedroom, where there isn’t room for a sofa, or perhaps it can serve as a reliable perch in front of your vintage vanity table.

Whatever your seating needs are, find a collection of antique, new and vintage ottomans and poufs in varying styles on 1stDibs that include neoclassical, Industrial and mid-century modern. From the bright colors and bold patterns deployed by Milan-born designer Lorenza Bozzoli to the classy leather furnishings created at family-run Brooklyn, New York, atelier Moses Nadel, there is an endless range of these lovable low stools that merge seamlessly with most decor.