IKEA poufs: types, pros and cons

  1. Peculiarities
  2. Range
  3. Selection Tips

A pouf is one of the most popular pieces of furniture. Such products do not take up much space, but they are very functional. Miniature ottomans fit into any interior, give users comfort, create coziness. Almost every furniture manufacturer has such a category of goods in its assortment. IKEA was no exception. The article will tell you what puffs she offers to buyers.


The IKEA brand appeared in Sweden in 1943. Since then, it has grown to become a world famous company with a huge network of production and distribution points. The company produces a wide range of household goods. These are furniture for various residential and office premises (bathroom, kitchen, rooms), textiles, carpets, lighting fixtures, bed linen, decor items. Laconic but stylish design and affordable prices win over customers, forcing them to return to the store for new purchases. All products are made from environmentally friendly materials. New pieces of furniture may give off a slight odor after being removed from the packaging. The company warns buyers about this on the official website and assures that the aroma is not a sign of toxic fumes and completely disappears within 4 days.

The company's policy is to use wood only from legally cut forests. It is planned to switch to the use of raw materials from certified forestry, as well as processed products. The metal used in the production does not contain nickel.

And also when creating items of upholstered furniture, brominated flame retardants are excluded.


The brand's poufs are presented in several models, suitable for use in a city apartment and in the country. Despite the modest assortment of this category of goods, there are all the main varieties of such products.


Products suitable for seating are available in two models. The ottoman ottoman is a rounded item with a knitted cover that will perfectly fit into any modern design. Such products in the Scandinavian style are especially relevant. Such a product will add coziness in a country house, decorated in a "rustic" retro style.

The frame made of steel with polyester powder coating has a height of 41 cm. The diameter of the product is 48 cm. The polypropylene cover is removable and can be machine washed at 40 ° C on a delicate cycle. The covers are available in two colors. Blue will harmoniously fit into the decor and will not distract attention, and red will become a spectacular interior accent.

Bosnes square stool with a storage box combines several advantages at once. The product can be used as a coffee or coffee table, bedside table, sitting place. The hidden free space under the lid is convenient for storing any small items.

Product height - 36 cm. The frame is made of specially coated steel. The seat cover is made of fiberboard, non-woven polypropylene, polyester wadding and polyurethane foam. The cover is machine washable at 40 ° C. The color of the pouf is yellow.


Most of the low poufs are called footstools by the brand. In principle, more often such models are used precisely for this purpose. Although, if the user wishes, the item can perform other functions. Wicker pouf made of banana fiber "Alseda" 18 cm high - an unusual model for connoisseurs of natural materials. The product is coated with transparent acrylic varnish.During use, it is recommended to periodically wipe the item with a cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution. Then wipe the product with a clean dry cloth.

It is undesirable to place this pouf next to batteries and heaters. Exposure to heat can lead to drying out and deformation of the material, which the brand warns about on the official website.

Stylish rattan model with Gamlegult storage Is a multifunctional item. Product height - 36 cm. Diameter - 62 cm. Steel legs are equipped with special pads to prevent damage to the floor surface. The durability of the product allows you to put your feet on it, put various objects and even sit down. At the same time, there is free space inside that can be used to store magazines, books or other things. Soft ottomans with an open frame are included in a series consisting of various pieces of upholstered furniture.

Poufs are sold separately, but if you wish, you can also buy an armchair or sofa in the same design to create a ready-made harmonious set.

There are several options. The Strandmon model has a height of 44 cm. The legs of the product are made of solid wood. The seat cover can be fabric or leather. In the first case, several shades of fabric are offered: gray, beige, blue, brown, mustard yellow.

Landskrona model - another soft option, conceived as a comfortable continuation of an armchair or sofa. It can also be used as an additional seating area. The seat-shaped upper is made of resilient polyurethane foam and polyester fiber wadding. The fabric cover is not suitable for washing or dry cleaning. If it gets dirty, it is recommended to wipe it with a damp cloth or vacuum it.

Unlike the previous model, the pouf legs here are made of chrome-plated steel. Product height - 44 cm. Seat shade options: gray, pistachio, brown. We also offer products with leather upholstery in white and black. The Vimle model has a closed framelined with upholstery fabric on all sides. The legs of the product, made of polypropylene, are barely visible. The height of the pouf is 45 cm. The length of the product is 98 cm, the width is 73 cm. The removable top part hides the inner compartment for storing things. The colors of the covers are light beige, gray, brown and black.

Poeng has a distinctive Japanese design, and this is not surprising - the creator of this pouf-stool is the designer Noboru Nakamura. The height of the product is 39 cm. The frame is made of multilayer bent-glued birch wood. The seat, which is a cushion, is composed of polyurethane foam, polyester wadding and non-woven polypropylene.

There are several options with light and dark legs, as well as seats in various neutral shades (beige, light and dark gray, brown, black). There are fabric and leather options.


It is worth considering separately pouf "Slack"turning into a mattress. Such an item will come in handy in a children's room. If the child's friend stays overnight, the product can be easily turned into a full-fledged sleeping place (62x193 cm). When folded, the padded pouf is 36 cm high and can be used for sitting and playing.

The product does not take up much space; it can be tucked away under a table, bed or in a closet. As is clear from the above parameters, if desired, a teenager and even an adult of average height will fit on such a mattress. The cover is machine washable at 40 ° C. The color is gray.

Selection Tips

To choose a suitable pouf, it is worth considering where and what the product will be used for. For a hallway, for example, it is better to purchase a practical model with a dark leather case. Since the corridor is a place with increased pollution, such upholstery would be the best option. The same can be said for the kitchen. In an office or business office, a leather model will also look better. Such products make a solid impression and have a long service life.

Whether the product is to be placed in a living room or bedroom, the choice of color and design here will depend on personal taste and decor in the room. It is desirable that the ottoman blend harmoniously with the rest of the upholstered furniture.

If the choice fell on a model with a knitted cover, you can choose a shade for a blanket or other accessories, or you can make the product a bright accent touch.

If you have a lot of things, and there is not enough space to store them, do not miss the chance to purchase a pouf with an inner drawer. If all things are already laid out in their places, you can opt for a model with graceful high legs.

If you will be using your pouf for seating from time to time, it is better to choose a product with a soft top. If the piece of furniture will mainly perform the function of a bedside table or a table, you can purchase a wicker model that will create a special mood in the room.

In the next video, you will find a short overview of the BOSNÄS ottoman by IKEA.

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