The most important functional feature of a footstool is for relaxing your tired feet and legs after a hard day at work. Place it by your couch, pour yourself a glass of wine, turn on the stereo and find yourself slipping into a therapeutic trance with a footstool under your tired feet.
Footstools do not necessarily have to be used as a footrest but can also double up as a small seat around the living area. An extra seating unit around the coffee table or a functional seat by the shoe rack, it can be put into any corner and your everyday struggles to find an extra seating unit for your guests will be over for good.
Believe it or not, the decorative aspect of a footstool will help you enhance the entire look and feel of your home. A leather footstool, for example, will give your home an edgy boldness. Not just that, you can go crazy with its designs, colours, sizes, to provide ornamentation to your room.
Second to its most important usability as a footrest, footstools are used extensively as a storage unit. Most have underneath storage compartments for you to use it any way you like. From storing magazines to your child’s playthings, a secret chamber or a quick fix to your cluttered tabletop only five minutes before your guests arrive, footstools are a boon.
It might sound a bit out of the box, but footstools can be used as a top for displaying or putting your unruly bulk in one place. Suppose you have a lot of shopping bags laying your room or a pile of clothes that need to be put away for a while before you send them down to the laundry, your footstool can be your best friend. Also, a footstool can be used as a display unit for various items.