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Publication Date: 2014-02-01


Decorating with Moroccan Poufs

Eclectic, practical, and statement-making, Moroccan poufs seem to be appearing everywhere right now. No matter the decor, the funky, plush seats offer a fresh seating idea.


We love the way Moroccan poufs look when matched or mismatched with area rugs, furniture, and other accessories. The best poufs are made from genuine leather and hand-stitched with beautiful skill and detail.

Much like the vibrant rugs and textiles that come out of Morocco, leather poufs, sometimes referred to as ottomans, are well-made and loaded with dazzling detail. They can be found in a full spectrum of colors, from warm cognac to sunshine yellow and everything in between. Handmade versions are original pieces; no two are exactly alike.

Poufs can act as footstools, seating, tables, or accents. As a bonus, they can easily be moved to the side of a room or under a table when not in use.

Poufs look especially great in bohemian spaces. Rooms with a mixture of multiple patterns, textures, and styles are the perfect backdrop for a few colorful poufs. They add an additional seating option without creating clutter.

Alternatively, a well-placed pouf can soften angular furniture and fixtures in a modern room. And in traditional spaces, a dark leather pouf hints at time spent traveling and souvenir hunting.

Authentic pieces from Morocco, although more expensive and harder to find, are the undisputed standard when it comes to poufs. Expert craftsmanship is visible in every stitch in the well-worn leather.

Thanks to a handful of artisans who are still creating poufs today, it’s possible get the same effect of an antique without spending hours on eBay. John Derian and Mosaik of LA are two of our favorite options.

Here are a few of our favorite poufs and the best ways we’ve seen them used. For even more inspiration, follow our pinboard.

We offer a curated selection of one-of-a-kind antique Moroccan rugs, available for viewing upon request. Feel free to contact us via email or by phone at 646-613-0497.


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