Pull up a seat on one of these playful and practical pillows.

The days of spherical, leather-upholstered poufs are over! Okay...the Moroccan-inspired ones are still great. But if that's not your style, you can try one of these gorgeous picks from across the West. New shapes, textures and colours are reigniting our love for this multi-use furniture piece.

pouf_001.jpg 1. Go Go Geo

We’re just a tad obsessed with the pentagon shape of Muuto’s Five pouf (from $3,100), designed by Norwegian duo Anderssen & Voll.  kitinteriorobjects.com

5047a383-86d6-42e7-a9a1-deb0ae8fb2e3.jpg 2. Dream Weaver

Some poufs can easily double as a side table, but the cozy Bila Round ($299) from EQ3—handmade and woven using traditional rug-making techniques—was meant to be sat on. eq3.com

pouf_003.jpg 3. Vivid Velvet

If it’s glam you want, the Keira velvet ottoman ($79) from Structube is exactly what you need. The combination of velvet and gold will lend an elegant touch to any room, whether it’s being used as an extra seat or side table. structube.com

pouf_004.jpg 4. Pattern Play

Article’s Zuni pouf ($389) has bold texture and pattern, but a subtle black-and-white colour palette means it’s neutral enough to fit in any room. article.com

pouf_005.jpg 5. Summer Seat

The bright, playful fish pattern on Anthropologie’s Clive ottoman (from $798), designed by New York artist Emily Isabella, has us dreaming of warm summer days—and an Italian getaway. anthropologie.com

pouf_006.jpg 6. Squared Away

The best thing about Softline’s Space pouf ($225)? The soft felt cover is available in a range of colours, from anthracite and velvet to mandarin and lime punch. vanspecial.com

pouf_007.jpg 7. Tuft Time

As if the tufted Molimo Seaside pouf ($865) wasn’t sweet enough, it’s also made from sustainable materials—so you can rest easy (and comfortably!). thecrossdesign.com

pouf_008.jpg 8. Half ’n’ Half

For all of us who can’t decide whether we want texture or pattern, West Elm’s Ikat Border pouf ($193) offers the best of both worlds. westelm.ca

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