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Footstool Buying Guide: How to Style a Footstool

How to Style Footstools Guide

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on footstools and how to style them to elevate the ambience of your living space. In this guide, we cover the different types of footstools, how to choose the right size and how to style them within your home, no matter your aesthetic. Whether you're seeking comfort, functionality, or a stylish accent piece, footstools offer versatile solutions for every home.

Types of Footstools

At Voyage Maison, we pride ourselves on offering a premium selection of footstools that not only elevate the comfort of your living space but also add a touch of sophistication to your décor. With a diverse range of small footstools and large footstools in a variety of shapes and designs, we have something for everyone.

Our footstools are crafted with meticulous attention to detail and unparalleled quality craftsmanship, ensuring durability and longevity for years to come. Using our expertise, we ensure that each footstool combines luxury design and functionality offering you a quality furniture piece that is not only stylish, but practical too!

What sets us apart is our commitment to excellence, with hand-painted and printed designs curated from the heart of our in-house studio. We use only the finest materials to upholster our footstools, guaranteeing both style and substance in every piece of furniture we craft. From classic elegance to modern flair, our diverse range of footstools caters to every taste and interior style. Let’s explore our collection in depth below.

Small Round Footstools
Monty Small Round Footstool Finn Small Round Footstool

Compact and circular, small round footstools provide a comfortable surface for resting one's feet. Typically, small footstools are versatile enough to be used in various rooms within the home. Our Monty Footstools are the epitome of versatility and style, ideal for various spaces such as the living room, bedroom, or guest room. Crafted with care, offering comfortable support, they are a charming addition to any interior. Additionally, if you’re looking for a round footstool with a more contemporary design, our small Finn Footstools boast carved spruce legs, enhancing both the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your home, without taking up too much space.

Small Square Footstools
Toby Small Square Footstool Ralf Small Square Footstool

Like small round footstools, these square footstools are smaller in size compared to larger counterparts and offer versatility in their use throughout the home. Crafted with attention to detail, small square footstools offer a modern finish with padded tops for added comfort coming in a variety of designs to suit different interior styles. Discover the modern elegance of our Toby Footstools, crafted with compact square forms and exquisite spruce legs. They are practical and stylish additions to any space, while our Ralf Footstools offer versatility and charm with their contemporary design, enhancing both comfort and functionality in your home.

Large Round Footstools
Petra Large Round Footstool

For those in search of multifunctional furniture, our large round footstools are incredibly versatile and practical. The Petra Footstool effortlessly transitions from a footrest to a coffee table and its spacious design makes it perfect for lounge areas, living rooms, or bedrooms. Whether you need a place to prop up your feet after a long day or a sturdy surface to place drinks, snacks, or décor items, this large footstool seamlessly adapts to meet your needs. Beyond its practicality, the Petra is crafted with care to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room thanks to its sleek and modern design.

What Size Should a Footstool Be?

When selecting the size of a footstool, it's essential to consider both the dimensions of your space and your specific needs. Small footstools are ideal for compact areas or rooms with limited floor space, offering a versatile solution without overwhelming the room. They provide a cosy spot to rest your feet without crowding the area. On the other hand, large footstools offer ample surface area, doubling as coffee tables or additional seating options in more spacious environments. Assess the scale of your room and consider the functionality to determine whether a small or large footstool would best complement your space. If you're still unsure, follow our guide on How to Measure for Furniture

How to Style Footstools

Once you’ve decided on the right style of footstool for your space, it’s time to think about how to style it. Unlock the potential of your footstool and find out how they can be used as versatile décor accents with our expert tips on how to style footstools below. Whether you're aiming for a cosy country retreat or bold modern flair, we've got you covered with creative ideas to enhance every corner of your home.

How to Style Footstools in a Country Interior
How to Style a Footstool in Country Interiors

Indulge in the cosy charm of country living with our footstools adorned with delightful floral or wildlife prints. These quaint designs evoke the rustic beauty of the countryside, perfect for creating a warm and inviting ambience in your home. Pair them with plush armchairs featuring the same design and rustic accents such as wooden coffee tables or woven throws to complete the look, bringing a touch of tranquillity and natural beauty indoors.

How to Style Footstools in a Coastal Interior
How to Style a Footstool in Coastal Interiors

Transport yourself to the tranquil shores of the coastline with footstools adorned with serene prints of sea life and beach florals. These footstools infuse your space with the refreshing essence of the coast, complemented by soothing tones of cobalt and white reminiscent of ocean waves. To enhance the coastal vibe, accessorise with nautical décor such as framed prints, rope accents, and driftwood elements, creating a harmonious and cohesive seaside retreat right in your own home.

How to Style Footstools in a Classic Interior
How to Style a Footstool in Classic and Traditional Interiors

Elevate your interior with timeless elegance by opting for our plain or textured footstools that seamlessly blend into various décor styles. These versatile pieces serve as the perfect foundation for more traditional living spaces, effortlessly pairing with classic armchairs and furnishings. Accentuate the sophisticated ambience with subtle accessories such as decorative cushions, elegant vases, and framed artwork, adding a touch of refinement and charm to your home's décor.

How to Style Footstools in a Modern Interior
How to Style a Footstool in Modern Interiors

Make a bold statement with our avant-garde footstools featuring striking and abstract designs that exude contemporary flair. These modern pieces serve as focal points in any room, elevating the aesthetic with their artistic charm. Embrace the ethos of modern styling by pairing these footstools with sleek furniture pieces, clean lines, and monochromatic colour schemes or go for an eclectic mix of bold colours and prints to make a real statement. Complete the chic and edgy look with décor accents such as metallic accents and statement lighting fixtures, creating a visually captivating space.

How to Clean Footstools
How to Spot Clean a Footstool How to Clean a Footstool
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If you want to keep your footstools and other furniture pieces in pristine condition, it’s important that you regularly clean them as part of your regular cleaning schedule. Using a brush cleaner or attachment on a vacuum is the easiest way to keep on top of day to day dust. If you find your footstool is in need of a deeper clean, then you can follow the steps below on how to clean footstools.

Prepare a Soapy Mixture: Start by mixing a small amount of mild soap or detergent with warm water in a bowl or bucket. Ensure that the soap is gentle and suitable for the material of your footstool.

Perform a Patch Test: Before proceeding with cleaning the entire footstool, it's essential to perform a patch test in a hidden area to ensure that the soap mixture does not cause any damage or discoloration. The underside of the footstool may be the best place to do this.

Spot Clean Stains: Dip a clean cloth or sponge into the soapy mixture and gently blot any stains or spills on the footstool's surface. Avoid rubbing vigorously, as this may damage the fabric or upholstery.

Clean the Entire Surface: Once you've spot cleaned any stains, dampen a clean cloth, or sponge with the soapy mixture and gently wipe down the entire surface of the footstool. Again, be cautious not to apply too much pressure. You don’t want to saturate the fabric excessively.

Rinse with Clean Water: After cleaning, rinse the cloth or sponge with clean water and go over the footstool once more to remove any soap residue. This step helps prevent the fabric from becoming stiff or sticky after drying.

Allow to Air Dry: Finally, allow the footstool to air dry completely in a well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight or heat sources. Avoid using a hairdryer or placing the footstool near heaters, as excessive heat can damage the fabric. We recommend leaving the stool in a room with the windows open to allow it to airdry or placing it outside in the shade if the weather permits.

By following these simple steps, you can effectively clean your footstool and keep it looking fresh and new for years to come. If you deal with dampness in your home, then you can follow our guide on How to Remove Mould from Fabric, if you find your footstool has been affected. Remember to always refer to the manufacturer's care instructions for specific cleaning recommendations tailored to your footstool's material and upholstery.

Footstools offer endless possibilities for enhancing both the comfort and style of your home. Whether you prefer the charm of country living, the tranquillity of coastal vibes, the elegance of classic décor, or the boldness of modern design, there's a footstool to suit every taste and preference. Explore our collection today and browse a selection of large and small footstools in a variety of shapes, each with a premium finish. With a designer footstool from Voyage Maison, elevating your living space has never been easier.