Scroll through any design blog and you’re sure to spot plenty of poufs. As interior designer and blogger Kirsten Krason explains, “Poufs are popular because they fill up floor space beautifully without being too bulky.” You can use them to incorporate an unusual color into a room (they’re available in everything from soft pastels to Bollywood brights), or be more daring with a metallic one. Sarah Swanson, a Canadian interior designer and blogger, likes to use poufs in the living room as footstools, extra seating or purely for decoration -- and they’re even popping up in playrooms and bathrooms. Most poufs don’t come cheap, costing $200 and up. But Sarah has a favorite source, Bohemia, where they run less than $120 and come in a gorgeous range of colors and materials, including kilims and rawhide. Kirsten opts for buying unstuffed poufs on eBay. “My client just stuffed a few of them with old clothes. They look great and the price was really affordable!” she says.