How to Add Floor Cushions to Any Space

Whether you’re throwing a movie night or just relaxing with the family, follow DesignLoveFest’s advice for using floor pillows to upgrade your space

Nena Farrell
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Cozy, Cushioned Floors

Floor pillows and cushions can really wake up a room. They make for great instant extra seating, add color and texture to your flooring, and bring a new level of cozy to spaces big and small.

We’re not the only ones who are fans—Bri Emery, the blogger behind DesignLoveFest, swears by, “The more floor cushions the better!” She adds, “Some of my favorite memories involve friends being gathered up, all cozy around our coffee table, some on the couch and some on the floor cushions.”

Looking to bring a new level of comfort and functionality to your home? Follow along for some of our favorite floor pillow picks, as well as Bri’s tips for using them in any space.

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Add a Pop of Color

Alanya Ottoman, $298.00

When picking out floor cushions, don’t worry about getting a matching set. “I like to have a variation of color and neutrals,” says Bri. We agree, and this ottoman adds a great punch of color to your living space.

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Intriguing Neutrals

Square Black and White Diamond Shag Pouf, $127.99

This one’s a great neutral, with shag to give it extra character.

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Hit of the Party

Marisol Floor Pillow, $168.00

The best part about floor pillows? They really do make for perfect party seating, especially in Bri’s household.

“We hosted this movie night and had pillows everywhere,” she says. Take a page from her book with these bright and textured pillows.

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Totally Insta-Worthy

Black and White Shag Wool Pouf, $135.99

Or, grab this printed shag pouf that makes for a great party backdrop.

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Double as a Tabletop

Lua Textured Floor Pillow, $99

The cushions don’t have to just be used as seating, according to Bri. “When entertaining, it’s smart to get trays for the food and those can rest on the cushions and act as a coffee table as well.”

Dark texture and a wide seat makes this cushion great for holding a tray, and can double as a comfy seat.

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Pseudo Table

Taupe Sweater Pouf, $79,20

This knitted pouf also makes for a great impromptu side table.

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Mix Your Textures

Moroccan Pouf, $299

“Keep scale and texture in mind when buying multiple cushions,” suggests Bri. “Find a cool leather pouf from the flea market, and mix it with a nice velvet round cushion and a fur option.”

If you’re struggling to find the perfect flea market find, this sleek West Elm pouf makes for a great alternative.

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Velvet Pastels

Floor Cushion Turmeric; $132

Pair this with a leather pouf—or even a few more of these velvet cushions. We’re loving this one’s warm turmeric hue.

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Go for Jute

CB2 braided jute floor cushion; $79.95

Looking to add to your outdoor space? Bri recommends going with a trusty, hardy jute option.

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Best of Both Worlds

Multicolor Kilim Indoor Outdoor Pouf, $119.99

For another, more versatile option, go for indoor-outdoor friendly fabric.

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Stackable Cushions

Ruthie Velvet Floor Pillow, $49

But Bri’s favorite way to include them in her home? “I love just tucking a few under or around the coffee table or stacking them in the corner and pulling them out when we have guests.”

Grab these stackable velvet pillows for fun colors and easy storage.