Fact - There’s just so much function to them, and they’re so effortlessly stylish it’s impossible not to love them. Plus, they fit into any budget, and come in so many different shapes, sizes and styles that there is one for every home.
Back to functionality. Footstools not only give you somewhere to put your feet up at the end of the day (there really is no better feeling), but can act as extra seating, extra storage space and extra surface space – making them just about the handiest piece of furniture a home could wish for.
They can look gorgeous too and are worth buying for their accessory-status alone. In fact, we’d go as far as to argue that they’re one of those exquisite finishing touches that separate serious interior design from half-hearted attempts at it.
Convinced? Good. Now here are eight of our all-time favourite footstool designs.