If the sofa remains the absolute star of our living room, then the footstool is becoming the most popular design accessory needed to give a little extra comfort in any home environment. Whether it’s at the end of your bed, in the living room, used as a bedside table, as a seat for guests or for resting your feet, the footstool is a great all-rounder. Thanks to its small size, its versatility and its elegance, it is the perfect design accessory to give a touch of glam to your home without sacrificing space. Are you looking for a trendy model to renew your living room or bedroom? Discover the 2021 trends now!
Thanks to their small size, footstools are the design accessory you should focus on when adding a touch of colour to your living or sleeping area. In 2021, on-trend footstools have pastel colours, both in the most delicate shades, such as candy pink or yellow, and in darker shades, from green to light blue and lilac. The lighter shades are suitable for those who want a more sophisticated and romantic decor, while the darker colours are perfect for giving more character to monochrome environments. We should also say ‘yes’ to gold panelling and tassels, for an even more fun and vintage twist.
Amongst the most modern trends, eco-friendly footstools (i.e. made of recycled or recyclable materials) are bound to be popular.
One example is the U’Strozz model by Calia Italia. Its name comes from the dialect in Matera and means ‘rags’. We call it this precisely because it is made from production waste. It is not just an ecological footstool either. Multicoloured and uniquely shaped, it is a unique, super contemporary design accessory.
If you’re looking to give your living room or bedroom that playful, cheeky look, you may want to look into footstools with strange and fun shapes. For instance, you can find animal-shaped footstools, heart-shaped footstools and even footstools inspired by sweets!
For those with a sweet tooth, we suggest the Macaron footstool by Calia Italia. Ironic and fun, this footstool was inspired by the classic, French pastry and is designed to highlight the ‘central filling’ thanks to its combination of colours. In addition, it can be used individually as a seat for children or in a double version (by sitting two Macarons on top of each other) for adult seating. It’s a great way to always feel ‘très chic’ and ‘très parisien’.
Footstools can offer extra comfortable seating, perfect for social moments. However, if you have the space, why settle for a small footstool?
The Mater Familias model by Calia Italia is available both as a traditional footstool (in both a rectangular or round shape) and as a bench. The latter is a longer and shallower version that can be used as a soft and very comfortable bench in your living area or as a bedside table in your sleeping area. However you decide, an unparalleled comfort experience is guaranteed.
Velvet footstools have become another big trend over the last two years. Elegant, sophisticated and with a 60s vibe, you can’t go wrong with this model.
Suitable for any room, from the living room to the bedroom, all you have to do is choose the shape you like and the colour that best matches your decor. The most popular shades tend to be antique pink, blue, green, cream, yellow and grey.
Another trend for designer footstools sees the use of super geometric but never rigid lines
Trapeziums, parallelepipeds, rectangles… these shapes are well defined, but very soft. You may want to look to the Trapezio model by Calia Italiafor inspiration. Soft and light, with a trapezoidal shape, it is available in three different sizes and in various types of fabric or leather upholstery with a raw cut finish.