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12 Stylish Foot Rests to Add to Your Home

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There are many ways to refresh a room. We've recommended switching around your accent pillows and adding a bowl of lemons to a kitchen table for an easy décor change. Another simple method is to bring a new foot rest into the space. Whether it's a pouf, a large ottoman, or a structured stool, the furniture can serve as an extra seat or hidden storage. Here, 12 options from patterned to plain that will give your room a leg up, literally.

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Yellow Braided Pouf, $129, Crate&Barrel, crateandbarrel.com

Bring extra color into the room via a bold pouf. While this sunny version is a part of Crate&Barrel's line for children, we love that it doubles as a seat and an ottoman.

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Costa X-Base Stool, $298, Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com

Introducing your new favorite foot rest. The chunky braid and wrapped legs help this little stool stand out in your living room or bedroom.

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Bamba Pouf, $79, Article, article.com

Switch things up with a patterned pouf that serves as both a foot rest and small side table. Whether it sits next to a brown leather couch or a something darker, the graphic piece complements just about everything.

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Auburn Ottoman, $129, West Elm, westelm.com

Although this stool is compact, it delivers the perfect dose of high style. The olive color is an especially attractive against a neutral seating set-up. 

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Cooper Leather Stool, $698, Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com

These multifaceted folding stools will look just as great in a foyer as they will beside an bold accent chair. 

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Pleated Grey Ottoman-Stool, $199, CB2, cb2.com

Exclusively available at CB2, this round piece adds the right amount of pleats to any room. Plus, the brass bass adds the ideal amount of shine.

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Thelma Footstool, $110, Urban Outfitters, urbanoutfitters.com

This stool is sturdy, but far from overbearing. Add this preppy and rustic piece to your reading nook!

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Calista Pouf Ottoman, $191, AllModern, allmodern.com

Looking for something that's comfortable enough to sit on but sturdy enough to keep its shape? If yes, then this is the pouf for you.

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Upholstered Base Ottoman, $299, West Elm, westelm.com

This stool does double duty: it serves as a foot rest or side table, while offering hidden storage space. This West Elm basket is perfect for smaller spaces!

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Adria Ottoman, $299, Arhaus, arhaus.com

If you're looking to fill more space, a larger ottoman will do the trick. We recommend this retro and oversized cushion from Arhaus.

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Braided Jute Large Pouf, $159, CB2, cb2.com

Incorporate natural textures into the room with this casual and versatile piece. It's the perfect height to rest tired feet after a long day.

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Acrylic Stool, $650, Williams Sonoma Home, williams-sonoma.com

Ease into modern furniture with an acrylic stool that can also serve as a table--just add a tray!