We love the idea of using large footstools in place of coffee tables. With comfort in mind, our last home featured side tables and a large storage footstool so that we could rest our feet while seated on the sofa.

There are some beautiful designs this season that are the ultimate in luxury and decadence. Positioned immediately in front of the sofa, use small side tables or stylish trays placed on the footstool to serve drinks and snacks.

If you don’t have the space for a large footrest then fear not, you can use ottomans or small footrests in exactly the same way. We’ve selected a few favourite picks from the current range.

Stirling Footstool in Regent Teal Blue

Scott Ottoman Bench In Petrol Blue

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Dezra Footstool in Various Fabrics

Windsor Velvet Footstool in Various Colours

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Hampton Grey Footstool

Pouffe Buttoned Stool In Sahara Ash

Oval Button Footstool In Various Fabrics

Hampstead Rectangular Tweed Footstool