Ottomans, Benches & Stools
Like accent chairs and side chairs, ottomans, benches, and stools provide additional seating while bringing a decorative element to a space.
Versatile and functional, ottomans are among the most popular pieces of furniture that offer additional seating. Available in a wide range of shapes, including rectangular ottomans and round ottomans, as well as upholstery types, such as leather ottomans, living room ottomans are the perfect companion for large sofas or sectionals. They can serve as footrests or they can be topped with a tray and used as a coffee table.
Living room benches come in many styles: Some are minimal, streamlined metal or wood benches, while others are cushioned benches with lift-up tops and storage compartments. In narrow spaces, clean-lined hallway benches are an optimal choice; in high-traffic foyers or mudrooms, upholstered leather benches, entryway benches, or shoe benches with cushioned seats are ideal. In living rooms, storage benches with upholstered tops that lift to reveal storage space can be perfect for storing miscellaneous items such as blankets, throw pillows, toys, and more.
Living room stools provide compact, versatile seating for a range of settings. While barstools are tall counter- or bar-height seats, living room stools, including foot stools, stool chairs, rolling stools, ottoman stools, and folding stools, are shorter seats that can be used at a piano, in a living room seating arrangement, or around a dining table. Some foot stools are upholstered to match an armchair or lounge chair; other living room stools have casters for easy movement; finally, some metal or wooden stools are also foldable stools that collapse for easy storage when not in use. At Herman Miller, discover a wide range of living room benches and stools.
Herman Miller Ottomans, Benches & Stools
At Herman Miller, explore mid-century modern ottomans, benches, and stools that complement living room settings. If you’re looking for a round ottoman, discover the tri-color Girard Color Wheel Ottoman, a unique ottoman that brings a playful tone to any space. For a leather ottoman, explore the Eames Aluminum Group Ottoman, Eames Soft Pad Ottoman, Tuxedo Ottoman, or Wireframe Ottoman – all available in a range of leather types and colors. Many ottomans from Herman Miller can also double as foot stools. For more, shop lounge chairs and ottomans at Herman Miller.
If you’re looking for hall or entryway benches, browse the simple silhouettes of the Nelson Platform Benches. These wooden benches are available with wood or metal bases and an optional cushion. If you’d like a leather bench, opt for the Tuxedo Bench; for a wooden storage bench, look to the Line Storage Bench.
Complete your space with a folding stool, such as the Capelli Stool. This sculptural piece features two interlocking plywood pieces that can be pulled apart and stacked for space-saving storage.