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Upholstered Footstools That Fit in Small Spaces

In search of the perfect upholstered footstool for elevating your feet after a long day? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we sifted through the myriad of options available and rounded up some of our favorite models for you to consider.

These compact styles should seamlessly fit in just about anywhere in your home, even if your space is on the smaller side. Perfect for apartments, some options included offer ample storage space for holding several pairs of shoes as well as other household items like books, magazines and remote controls.

And of course, all of them are cushioned for propping up tired feet — because is there really anything better?

Why Trust Our Recommendations:

Each option on our list offers both style and function. We included models made of strong materials that should last with supportive bases and easy to clean fabrics. From velvety designs to neutral leather styles and colorful fabric-topped picks, there’s a style here that should match your decor scheme, too. 

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1. Jennifer Taylor Home Jules Footstool

Complete with an iron nailhead trim, this velvety 16 x 16 x 9-inch square footrest is made of kiln-dried birch wood, plywood and metal for lasting strength and support.

Key Features: High-density foam padding offers a soft to medium-firm feel. Available in various fabrics, colors and prints.

Take Note: Some may find it a tad short.

Jennifer Taylor Home Jules Footstool
CREDIT: Courtesy of Amazon

2. Touch-Rich Footstool

Measuring 15.7 x 11.1 x 9.1 inches, this footstool is equipped with a sturdy wood frame base and durable, easy-to-clean PU leather top covering a thick piece of sponge.

Key Features: A small zippered area stores items like books or remotes. Comes in various colors. Boasts anti-slip pads.

Take Note: Some may find it too small.

Touch-Rich Footstool
CREDIT: Courtesy of Amazon

3. CoCo Living Storage Footstool

Offered in three sizes, this cube-like footrest with storage inside features an MDF board body construction, breathable linen exterior and a thick memory foam lid.

Key Features: The biggest option available measures 15 x 15 inches. It comes in seven solid colors and two plaid options. Foldable.

Take Note: Some may prefer a wider surface.

CoCo Living Storage Footstool
CREDIT: Courtesy of Amazon

4. Frenchi Furniture Queen Anne Style Footstool

This 17.84 x 13.2 x 5.12-inch style is equipped with comfortable padded seating in embroidered floral fabric. It’s made of hardwood and wood composite for sturdiness.

Key Features: Top lifts up to lend storage for items like remotes, papers or books. Setup only requires screwing the legs on.

Take Note: May slip around unless you use pads.

Frenchi Furniture Queen Anne Style Footstool, footstools
CREDIT: Courtesy of Amazon

5. Amazon Basics Upholstered Tufted Storage Footstool

This round style also has a sturdy wood frame with tapered legs and is done in a linen-inspired fabric upholstery with a button-tufted foam cushion for added comfort.

Key Features: Lift-off lid conceals storage space. Supports up to 300 pounds. Measures 20 x 20 x 17 inches with no assembly needed.

Take Note: Some may find it a bit tall.

Amazon Basics Upholstered Tufted Storage Footstool
CREDIT: Courtesy of Amazon
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