August 09, 2020 2 min read

Did you know that over half of UK residents experience foot pain at some point every week?

If this describes you, don't worry- there are ways that you can alleviate some of the pain. Choosing footstools that go in your home can give you a place to put your feet up and take your weight off them. Here, we're going to talk about how you can choose the perfect footrest for your needs, so read on to maximize both comfort and style!

Pick Something Comfortable

The primary purpose of getting a stool to rest your feet on is comfort. That makes this the primary thing that you should think of when getting a footrest.

Consider how much padding you want on your footstool. Some people like to feel something a bit firmer beneath their ankles, while others like to experience the feeling of feet sinking into soft foam.

You also may want to consider the material that your footstool is made from here. A wooden base with a plush cushion will appeal to a different audience than a fully-upholstered ottoman will. 

Match Your Decor

While you don't want to sacrifice comfort for aesthetics, it's important that your ottoman match your decor. Clashing colours can make a space look painfully disjointed. Generally, there are three colour schemes that a room can use:

  • Analogous colour schemes that use 3 adjacent hues on the colour wheel
  • Complementary colour schemes that feature 2 colours directly across from each other on the colour wheel
  • A monochrome scheme of any colour + either black or white

Make sure that the footstool you select goes well with the preexisting scheme that your room has!

Shapes, Sizes, and Storage

You also need to consider the shape and size of your footstool. If you want something for multiple people to rest their feet on while on a couch, a long, rectangular ottoman is likely right for you.

If it's just for you, though, something small will do just fine. If your room has many geometric shapes in its decor, a square footrest is perfect for one person. There are also spherical ones, however, for contemporary rooms that feature mostly organic shapes.

Additionally, you might want to look into footrests that provide additional storage space in your home. Many styles are actually boxes where you can put electronic devices, cables, and DVD cases. This lets you make the most of your space so that you don't have too cluttered a living area.

Put Your Feet Up Today!

Now that you know how to choose a footstool for any space, it's time to get started!

Contact us with any lingering questions that you may have. Our experts are happy to point you to the perfect footstool to suit your needs. It's on this page that you can also sign up for our email list to get exclusive deals and promotions, so what are you waiting for? Put your feet up ASAP!


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