It’s not often that I find time to kick back and relax, but when I do, I like to do it right. Because my charming little home boasts a proportionately tiny living room, I opt not to have a coffee table — which makes for a terrific space-saver, but in turn makes propping my feet up and lounging virtually impossible. My solution? A pouf! Though small in size, poufs can get pretty pricey, so thought this would be the perfect project to tackle myself. I’ve gathered images of some of the prettiest poufs I’ve found, and though I have to admit that I’m a bit intimidated by this project, I’m super excited to get started. So I’d love to hear from all of you: Which of these 4  inspirational images would you like to see me make into my perfect pouf? Pitch in your thoughts and ideas, and stay tuned for the reveal in two weeks!

*images:  Burlap Pouf/Ottoman by lovintagefinds from Etsy, Nest by Zilalila,  Rake Jewelry Holder by Jamie Crockett via Ready Made, Handmade Moroccan Leather Pouffe via Table TonicUrchin Pouf by Christien Meindertsma

70 comments
  1. 1
    The Yuppie Files | January 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I love the first one- I think it would function a little better as a “coffee table” than some of the others.

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    • clairezinnecker | January 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      isn’t it great? I also love the neutral color of it.

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    katieelisehickman | January 10, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I love the metallic ones! Can’t wait for this DIY. I always want to buy a pouf but they tend to be kind of pricey.

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    • clairezinnecker | January 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks Katie! The metallic ones are a great pop of color.

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    Ashley @ Yeah. We Bake. | January 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    What a great idea! I’m loving image 3, but 4 looks super cozy and soft. Tough choice!

    xo,
    Ashley

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    • clairezinnecker | January 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      I know! I want to make them all 🙂

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    Laura | January 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Metallic, please! 🙂

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    • clairezinnecker | January 10, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks, Laura! I wonder where I could find fabric as fabulous as that..

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    Gail | January 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I like #1&2. The second one wold be better for me..

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    • clairezinnecker | January 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      Doesn’t the second one look so comfy?

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    Amber Dickson | January 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    The fourth, chunky knit ones! I want one of these for my soon-to-be baby’s nursery in June, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money. On any of the items. I didn’t even know you COULD diy these, I’d love to see how!

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    • clairezinnecker | January 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      I’m sure there’s a way to DIY it!! I just wonder if I can figure out how…. 🙂 Congratulations on the baby!

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    • mira | January 11, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Check out Pickles’ webiste, they’ve got a whole selection of pouffe knitting instructions (Puff Daddy, Puff Mama, Puff Baby…and more) – all with different patterns. Super easy, I finished mine in less than 10hours.

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    Christina | January 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I love 3 and 4! Either would be a really cool DIY.

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 10:27 am

      Thanks! I am excited (and slightly nervous!) to begin this DIY….

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    britsauer | January 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Definitely four!

    Cheers!

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

      Thanks Britney!

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    Laurel | January 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    The last one!

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Thanks Laurel, it is definitely seeming like everyone’s favorite!

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    Kim | January 10, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    the last one looks the most fun although i love them all

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Thanks, Kim!

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    Lisa | January 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I have been looking for an affordable Moroccan pouf for ages, so I would love to see a DIY for that one!

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 10:32 am

      I wonder if stitching that sort of fabric would be difficult…

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    Allison | January 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I love the knitted one, but that might be hard to finish in two weeks. I think the burlap one is presh!

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 10:32 am

      I completely agree!! Have to remember the 2 week dead line 🙂

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    Hollis | January 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I love all of them, but I would love to see “The Nest” — #2 — because it’s unique and looks extra comfy!!

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 10:33 am

      I wish I had one to lay on right now! Thanks, Hollis.

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    Babette | January 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Leave it to me to get stuck in directions- I was thinking just 3 choices. So…. In view of correcting my way of thinking I lean or should I say lay toward two. Your godmother who has lounging down to a fine art! 😉
    I confess #4 did compete for my affection.

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 10:33 am

      Indecisive just like me 🙂

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  15. 15
    Eric | January 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    The last one or the second one

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 10:34 am

      Thanks Eric!

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    ZoeAlexanderUKMaternity | January 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Claire, the 1st is the best. There is something chic and stylish about it. Maybe the fabric or possibly the oversized external seaming, but I love it. Pop a block slate of granite or chunky wood on the top and you’d have the perfect coffee table! What do you think?
    Zoe xxx

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 10:34 am

      The 1st definitely would fit best in my home. I love the way you described finishing it too! Thanks!

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    Catherine | January 10, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    You can also make your own. Here is a link to a great DIY from Better Homes and Gardens. I made one myself and it was super easy!

    http://www.bhg.com/decorating/do-it-yourself/accents/make-a-pretty-pouf/

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 10:36 am

      Thanks, Catherine! I am going to attempt to make my own as well, but I think I am going to try to figure out the step by steps on my own….fingers crossed that I can! 🙂 Stay tuned for the final product..

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    Alison | January 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    No. 1 and No. 3, por favor!!

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 10:36 am

      So great, aren’t they? Thanks!

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    Tara | January 10, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    No. 3 in metallic! I would want that in my new living room…

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 10:37 am

      Thanks, T! Still need to come visit this living room of yours..

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    Aja Lake [the gold hat.] | January 10, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    pouf 1 or pouf 2, for sure. can’t wait to see! xx

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks, I love both of those too!

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  21. 21
    Kate | January 10, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    I vote number 1.

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    • clairezinnecker | January 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      I am pretty tempted by that one too….

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    Sarah [ Sarah The Architect ] | January 11, 2013 at 7:40 am

    I vote # 1 or # 3!! Super cute.

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    • clairezinnecker | January 14, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      I’m really loving number 1! 😉

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    Ashley | January 11, 2013 at 9:07 am

    #3 or 4!

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    • clairezinnecker | January 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks, Ashley!

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    Chelsea | January 11, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Number 2 is super cool.

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    • clairezinnecker | January 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks, Chelsea! Now all I would have to do is learn how to knit!

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    Meaghan | January 11, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    If you’re really in need of a little coffee table, I’d say the metallic poof (add a tray and you’re good to go!), but that second, oversized sock image looks all-too-good to pass up on. Can’t wait!

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    • clairezinnecker | January 14, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Aren’t they all so wonderful? Decisions decisions….

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    bigperm81 | January 13, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    2 or 4, obvs.

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    • clairezinnecker | January 16, 2013 at 10:26 am

      thanks!

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    Teale | January 13, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    1 or 4!

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    • clairezinnecker | January 16, 2013 at 10:28 am

      I love those two too!

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    Liz B | January 14, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I love the second one so much!!

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    • clairezinnecker | January 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

      me too! might have to save it for a later DIY until I learn to knit 🙂

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    Mehgan T. | January 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Love #4! my roomies are crocheting machines if you need help.. haha

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    • clairezinnecker | January 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

      oh yah! tell them I need some lessons…

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    lillian | January 14, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    numner 1, number 1!!! It looks functional and comfortable!

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    • clairezinnecker | January 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

      I think that’s my favorite too!

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    lovescookin | January 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I love #1. I think if you figure that one out, I can make it too!

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    Becca | February 2, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I really love the pouf in the top image with the seaming. It feels very fresh and I haven’t seen one quite like it before.

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    moroccan | May 21, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I love this pouffes especially the moroccan one! thank you for this blog post.

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    Peggy | March 20, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Is there a pattern for the first one?

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    Peggy R. | March 23, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I would really like to make the second image (Lounger in t-shirt yarn). Is there a pattern for that?

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