When you come home from a tiring day of work, nothing beats the feeling of sinking into the couch or a chair. A footstool furniture provides you with the comfort and space to stretch your legs and relax. This small piece of furniture can be designed for multiple uses. A footstool is a piece of furniture which is designed to support the feet of someone who is seated. In some cases, a footstool is combined with a chair of some sort, allowing a seated individual to stretch out his or her legs, resting them on the footstool. In other instances, footstools provide support for people who cannot touch the ground with their feet in a seated position, reducing stress on the feet and legs, in which case the knees may be slightly bent to allow the feet to rest on the footstool.
The defining characteristic of a footstool is that it tends to be low to the ground and small, with a broad, flat top and no sides or back. Beyond this, a footstool furniture may take any number of forms, from a spartan wooden footrest to an elaborate upholstered ottoman. Footstool can resemble classical stools, but they can also take the form of wedges or blocks, and sometimes a footstool is disguised as something else, or used as a multi-function piece of furniture.