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Poufs Make Great Accessories for Your Outdoor Furniture Set

Practical, trendy, and multi-functional, poufs are an increasingly popular choice as an accent piece in your outdoor furniture design arsenal. You can usually find poufs indoors, but these colorful footrests have been trending as outdoor decor as of late. Equally able to serve as a footrest or an extra seat, outdoor pouf ottomans are a great way to pull your patio area together.

Kick up your feet in the warm sun and enjoy your time off of work. Relax outside while working from home on your outdoor sofa. You'll find a number of scenarios that a pouf makes for a great accent piece for your patio furniture. Shop a colorful array of outdoor patio poufs in Bassett Furniture's collection of outdoor furniture accessories.

What is a Pouf?

A European adaptation of the traditional Turkish ottoman, a pouf is a cushioned footstool that can also take on additional functions. A patio pouf is not meant to serve as a centerpiece. It is typically deployed as an accessory to other furniture pieces and can often be found in bright, accent colors. You'll generally find them in yellow, red, green, orange, or purple colors.

A typical patio pouf is relatively small, square or round, and sturdy enough to offer a good bit of support yet soft enough to do so comfortably. Poufs come in many different upholsteries and patterned designs.

Poufs vs. Ottomans - What's the Difference?

While poufs and outdoor ottomans serve some of the same purposes, they are different pieces of furniture with distinct appearances.

An ottoman can have quite a large footprint. In fact, some patio ottomans are sizable enough to easily be used in lieu of a coffee table. Its generous surface area can be supplemented by a serving tray in order to accommodate drinks, snacks, and various knick-knacks. Many ottomans also have a hollow compartment that can be used for storing items like your outdoor accent pillows.

Outdoor patio poufs, on the other hand, are less like tables and more like pillows in their appearance. They are smaller in size and lighter than a patio ottoman, and they tend to look like over-sized cushions.

While ottomans are perfectly at home acting as a centerpiece of a room, patio poufs are best used as an accent or complementary pieces in an outdoor furniture set.

What to Use Patio Poufs For

What functionality could you expect from your poufs as you consider your outdoor furniture setup? As a matter of fact, there's more than one way to utilize these great accessories.

First and foremost, patio poufs are the perfect choice for when you want to enjoy your outdoor space with your feet up. That's what they were designed to do - give you the relaxation you want while looking fantastic at the same time. Put up your feet after a long day of work and relax outside with this bold accent piece.

Poufs are slightly more rigid than a typical couch cushion. Because of this, you can use their surfaces as side tables next to your outdoor sofa or sectional.

Kids appreciate seating closer to the ground – mostly because getting on a sofa can be somewhat of a challenge for the little ones. Pouf heights vary, but most are designed to be lower than the seating height of a sofa. For this reason, poufs are a terrific patio seating option for kids.

Poufs come in many different colors. They can blend in or deliver that bright flash of color. Traditionally, poufs were almost always adorned with colorful fabric and eye-catching patterns. Per their original purpose, poufs are a great way to accessorize your patio furniture set.

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There are so many choices, and so much to consider. We strive to make it easy with our extensive online collection of outdoor furniture. Tools like our room planner and room decoration ideas are also aimed at helping you in the decision-making process.

Check out our massive selection of Bassett Furniture backyard collections in-store with the help of our experienced staff. If you're not available at the time, you can do it at home from the comfort of your own computer. Browse our massive selection and make purchases with our online storefront from your couch.

Our design consultants are even available to you while you're home! You can either video chat with one or have one visit you in-home. Whatever works best for you, we're ready to adapt.

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