Footstools & Ottomans

Nothing feels better than putting your feet up at the end of a long day. Are you looking for the next stylish update for your living room? Experience optimal comfort with the range of luxurious ottomans from Artiss. We have different styles of modern ottoman furniture to match any decor, and a huge range of armchairs to match. Adding extra seating, storage and more style to your home is easy: just shop online and get great deals today with Artiss....

The origins of ottoman furniture

Ottomans are versatile furniture pieces that originated in 18th-century Turkey, under the Ottoman Empire's rule. When they first appeared, ottomans were large pieces of furniture that often lined three walls of the main living space, and were piled with cushions. As time went on, ottomans became smaller and more portable. Today, they are stylish upholstered cushioned seats promising a luxurious, comfortable experience for your feet. Paired with your favourite sofa or armchair, they are the perfect way to relax and unwind.

Do I need a matching ottoman or footstool?

We're probably biased, but the short answer is...yes!

There are no downsides to a good ottoman or stool. They are practical, multifunctional, and can help you maintain better posture. If you are especially tall or short, an ottoman can provide extra comfort by allowing you to sit more naturally. Some ottomans come with hidden storage, making them great space savers and clutter clearers. You can use ottomans as a footstool, but you can also use them as last-minute seating, a makeshift workspace, or even a temporary coffee table. You can find ottomans in wood, metal, rattan, plastic or fully upholstered. Incorporate them into your bedroom furniture by placing storage ottomans at the foot of your bed, or using them in front of your vanity mirror. You can benefit from a well-placed ottoman regardless of age, style or taste.

As to whether your armchairs and footstools should match, that's a different story. Matching furniture is the perfect way to tie your home decor together, and you can often get a better deal buying furniture in a set. If you don't want to buy a set of furniture but still want your ottomans or footstools to match, look for pieces that share colours, materials, or interior styles. If your lounge chair is upholstered in leather, look for a leather ottoman. If your couch heavily features the colour beige, look for beige. Does your living room or bedroom have an industrial design? Choose an ottoman that has a metal frame or accents. Boho chic style homes may even prefer a slightly mismatched aesthetic.

No matter what you're looking for, Artiss has an ottoman or footstool in our collection to perfectly suit your interiors.

Buy footstools and ottomans online with Artiss

Boasting an exceptional balance of style and functionality, ottomans and footstools add a decorative touch to any room. You can use our ottomans and footstools as an extra seat or footrest, or they make great storage having ample space to keep your household essentials and knick-knacks.

These gorgeous pieces are available in solid, bright and neutral colours, allowing you to match them with your existing home décor for a more harmonious, coordinated look. Our furniture pieces feel as luxurious as they look. They feature ultra-soft foam padding for optimum comfort, and elegant button-tufted detailing and come with or without arms. Moreover, they are upholstered in quality velvet, faux/PU leather, 100% polyester, or faux linen fabric for an aesthetic appeal.

One of our most popular searches, our top-selling round lift-top footstools with gold accents boast a modern look. They exude elegance and sophistication and make a beautiful centrepiece for your living room. The collection boasts a full range of colours from grey to pink, and you can choose from a plain or gold-lipped top. The high-resilience foam seat has thick, spongy padding, strong stitching, a soft velvet feel and tough stainless steel gold rings.

For a more lavish look, our storage ottoman with rolled arms and detachable legs is a regal piece with tons of storage space. It features elegant faux linen fabric that is eco-friendly, wear-resistant and long-lasting. The expansive storage space can hold anything from blankets to toys, and the whole ottoman has a weight capacity of 150kg. The solid wood frame will withstand most of life's adventures, from children to pets and more.

Featuring tufted button details, our large PU-leather storage ottomans are ideal for those looking to add glamour to their everyday living. The faux leather is more affordable than pure leather ottomans and suits many interior styles from mid-century modern to contemporary. Store all your essentials in the extra-long storage cavity, and enjoy plenty of extra seating for your friends and family. The sleek foam edges are safe for little and big ones alike, and the floor protectors will ensure your floorboards are safe from scratches.

If you’re after Scandi-style, our Anderson bench will make your wishes come true. Crafted from solid rubberwood, the bench can be placed anywhere in the home that needs extra seating. Use in the hallway, living room, bedroom, or even as an alternative for dining chairs.

As one of the top brands online for furniture, we at Artiss pride ourselves on our expansive range of ottomans. It’s hard to come across such a variety of sizes, colours, materials, textures, shapes, and patterns, but we are sure to have what you want, when you want it, at the right price.

Shop our multi-functional, sturdy footstools and ottomans and enjoy Australia-wide, fuss-free shipping! Our customer service team is always available to help you in a pinch, so you can rest assured your purchase will arrive in one piece. Create an account with us today to access unique deals and new products. Browse our range of ottomans and footstools online, or explore our other popular categories for more inspiration!

Ottomans and footstools FAQ

What is the difference between an ottoman, a footstool, and a pouf?

You've probably heard these three terms used interchangeably, but they are actually three different types of furniture!

An ottoman is described as a low, upholstered seat that typically has no back or arms, and they often have short or hidden legs. They are usually bigger than either footstools or poufs, and often feature storage. They suit homes that have large living spaces or homes that require lots of functional, hidden storage.

Unlike ottomans which are directly tied to the Ottoman empire, footstools are a more generic invention. Their main function is to support your feet. They can be upholstered, or not. They can feature storage, or not. They are much smaller than ottomans, which makes them perfect for small homes.

Poufs are small yet stylish. They are the French take on ottomans, and get their name from the French hairstyle popularised by Marie Antoinette, the "pouffe". They are small bubble shaped footstools that don't usually feature storage. While you can consider all poufs as ottomans, not all ottomans are poufs.

What's the best height for an ottoman?

An ottoman should be no higher than your main sofa or chair. Whether you want it to be lower than that is up to personal preference.

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