If Winter chill has you on house arrest, then at least ensure that your cell is cozy, if nothing else. With an assortment of cuddle-worthy poufs at the ready, your fanny and feet will thank you, as will any guests who otherwise wouldn't have a seat. Keep reading to peep eight poufs perfect for fireside lounging (with personality to boot!).
I recently popped by Cara Corey's charming home in Richmond, CA, to chat with her about her life in California, her pouf-making business, and her future crafty and home plans. Cara is a fairly recent Midwest transplant and loves her newly chosen home, which she shares with her hubby and two pups. While Cara has worked as a reporter and editor in the past — as well as a yoga teacher — her biggest love has always been crafting, specifically, knitting and crocheting.
Cara's Etsy shop, Mary Marie Knits, is chock-full of modern pieces that most CasaSugar readers will adore, from giant knitted rope rugs to cool poufs. Keep clicking to tour Cara's home and studio and to learn more about her business.
If you live in a small space or entertain frequently, finding solutions for extra seating is essential. Since Super Bowl season is here, I'm reimagining popular furniture accessories that can be easily stashed or used for several purposes, including extra seating. If you're planning a stylish Super Bowl party that doesn't include paper plates or plastic folding chairs, check out my six go-to seating options that can easily be incorporated into your decor post-Super Bowl.
Moroccan poufs have been all the rage for a few years now, and they show no signs of going out of style. But if you'd prefer to own something more unique, there are plenty of cozy ottomans and stools out there that will have people asking, "Where did you find that?" Come check a few of my favorites out!
Unless it were, say, a rare meteor worth $3 million, or of course a princess-cut diamond ring, it's hard to imagine wanting to buy a rock. But that's exactly what I want to do. There's a slew of hip decor items inspired by or made with river rocks, rock crystals, and jagged stones, all of which I'd love to have in my home.
From the Viva Terra Soft Stone Pouf ($239), which would qualify as a cozy addition to a modern living room, to the CB2 Oso Dinnerware ($4-$5), which would make an organic statement on the dinner table, to the Foscarini Rock Suspension Lamp ($740), which lends a hard rock vibe, there's a stone for every style of home. Check out a few of my favorites below!
If I had enough rooms in my home, I might just devote one entirely to ottomans, poufs, and pillows! It would be the ultimate lounge spot for reading, dozing, and de-stressing. More importantly, it would allow me to indulge in my obsession with poufs. That said, I can't get behind every low cushion that comes my way. Case in point: the Urban Outfitters Pom Pom Ottoman ($128). It's definitely got a bohemian vibe, which can be cool, and I do love pom poms. But this ottoman just isn't me. How about you?
Pottery Barn has caught onto the pouf trend and finally produced some of its own. Unfortunately, in a natural-colored cotton twill, the Twill Cube and Tuffet ($99) are as bare bones as can be. No pattern. No texture. Nothin'. What do you think? Do you like the simple seat or does it need more flair? Does the wallet-friendly price make you take another look?
My love for Christien Meindertsma's Flocks Pouf ($800-1600), made using extra-large needles, hasn't dwindled since it debuted four years ago. But, even on sale for $680-1200, the price hasn't dwindled much, either. The ladies over at craft site Pickles did release knitting patterns for their inspired knitted Puff Mama pouf, but that requires some serious DIY-ing — a project I'm not so keen on taking on. So I was ecstatic to find a ready-made knitted pouf (in my favorite color!) at a retailer I love and can afford. Want to see where you can buy one?
Remember when I told you about the Puff Daddy? This DIY version of DWR's spendy Flocks Pouf ($800) is now within price range of all patient knitters, thanks to directions from Heidi and Anna at Norwegian craft and decorating site Pickles.
Heidi and Anna offer free patterns for knitting, crocheting, and sewing, as well as a bunch of other craft projects on their site, with Norwegian (as well as English) directions. And now, to add to the family of pretty poufs, the Puff Daddy is joined by its partner, the Puff Mama. You can get all of the directions for making this new knit pouf here, as well as buy yarn through Pickles's site.
If you're throwing a holiday party this season, you'll want to make sure that all of your furniture is doing double duty. If you want to create ambiance in a room, try setting a tray on a pouf and arranging pretty votive candles upon it. Then, turn down the lights and let the party get started!
Or, simply use the tray/pouf combination as an extra serving area for appetizers or glasses of holiday eggnog. How would you use this for entertaining at your next party?