Good types of padded footstools include Taboret-style stools, which feature a rounder padded top with four low legs. Joint stools are also attractive and elegant antique pieces, featuring four turned legs that are joined at the top beneath a padded canopy. Other varieties include gilt wood stools, which featured ornate and braided tassels hanging off of their cushions.
Padded footstools are available in all shapes and sizes, but many also have additional features that set them apart from others. Some padded stools include a storage container within the design. They are durable and comfortable enough to act as a footstool, and they open up to provide users with additional storage within.
Many footstools also feature more personalized designs and embroidery patterns. These include pillow-top and button-tufted varieties. A tufted footstool is more stable as well, as the tufting keeps the interior filling from bunching up after repeated use. Pillow-top varieties are similarly built for style and comfort, as they provide users with a padded surface for regular comfortable use.
Some footstools are designed exclusively for their function, resulting in a less decorative overall appearance. These footstools feature metal or wood frames, and they feature adjustable height and width settings for quick customization for different users. Many of these products also contain wheels and other mobility accessories to allow users to move them where they are needed.