Top Five Footstools For Christmas
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Small leather footstools are an ideal present as they are compact and have the dual advantages of being ideal footrests and unobtrusive footstools. They are solidly built and will last for many years if handled with care. All small leather footstools are handcrafted by time served upholsters who use the finest Italian leather. They are available from stock and make ideal stocking fillers!
Pouffes and Cubes represent superb value for money and are a great way to create extra seating when the family descends at Christmas. Manufactured using a hardwood frame and composite foam, pouffes are available in either leather or fabric. From under £100 a contemporary fabric pouffes makes a fabulous gift during the festive season.
Bench Stools are wonderful foot rests and can also be selected as seating. The choice of feet determines their most appropriate function: – a set of tall contemporary legs gives a height of around fourteen inches (from floor to top) making an ideal seating solution. A choice of ornate Queen Anne legs conveys genuine character and makes a footstool for two to share.
Tablestools are essentially large bench stools and make ideal coffee tables and are practical footstools. At Christmastime many people use tablestools as the centrepiece of the room. Here they act as functional tables between chairs and sofas where nuts, crisps and nibbles are placed on trays. They are softly upholstered and make fabulous foot rests for your guests when they fall asleep in front of the television during “The Great Escape” or “The Sound of Music ''.
Where to store all those Christmas presents? In a large storage ottoman of course! Large ottomans upholstered in either fabric or leather are ideal for tidying away toys, magazines or linen and their presence enhances any room. Wrap your presents then open the lid on Christmas Day to reveal all your gifts of the season! A smaller storage solution would be the cube storage ottoman. Not only is there a large storage capacity beneath, with the lid down the cube ottoman makes a sturdy and practical seat. If you only have one gift to buy this year then you cannot go far wrong with the acquisition of a small cube ottoman!
The author has over 20 years’ experience running companies involved in furnishing fabrics and furniture manufacturing in the UK and writes extensively about footstools and contemporary furniture.