More than a pretty name, poufs are making headlines in the world of design and with plenty of good reason. For starters, poufs are wonderfully versatile and easy to implement in the home. Think of them as an ottoman, only more versatile and minus the visible legs or feet. Used singly and in multiples, poufs are stylish, fun ways to add pattern and texture to a room. And because they’re soft and portable, you don’t have to worry about moving them around and scratching the floor. Here are a few ways to use poufs in your space:

In front of a sofa or accent chairs

One or two poufs are great when you want to prop up your feet. You can also use them in lieu of a table—just add a tray on top for an instant place to rest snacks and beverages. If your coffee or side table has room, simply slide the poufs underneath when not in use.

Under a sofa table or next to a T.V. Stand

Tuck a pair of poufs beneath a table in the entry or living room. Not only do they add visual interest, they’ll pull out quickly when guests arrive.

At the foot of the bed

Perfect for dressing up the room and getting undressed, you’ll want at least one pouf near a twin bed and two by a queen or king bed.

In the home office

Need additional display or reference space? Keeping a pouf near your desk makes work and reading materials easier to access.

In the nursery

They’ll elevate your feet while you relax in a chair and bond with baby.