There are a few different names for footstools including pouffes, ottomans, hassocks and one you might not have heard of, crickets. Crickets were a small footstool no more than a foot high and provided a footrest for adults and seating for children in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Many examples can be seen in portraits of the time with people posing with one foot on a low footstool. Fender footstools were much longer than a normal footstool and very low to the ground. They were designed to sit in front of an open fireplace and provided a footrest to help warm a number of peoples feet. There were also compartments for ceramic bottles which were filled with hot water to aid in the warming of toes.
By keeping your legs raised, your heart has less work to do and you consequently use less energy so can relax easier. The padded top of an ottoman permit you to do this comfortably, and many use this type of furniture with their recliner rather than use the footrest that comes with the furniture. Whether it is styled in the form of a box or a chair on short legs, an ottoman is upholstered and can be used as a seat. Perhaps not as comfortable as an armchair, but sufficient as an emergency or alternative seating option in your home during parties or when a crowd of friends descend upon you. It can be stored away under a table and pulled out when needed - or rolled out if your ottoman is fitted with casters.
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