A floor cushion can offer additional seating, serve as a footrest, or add a pop of color or texture to a room. "To find the floor pillow perfect for your space, think about whether or not you'll use the floor pillow as an extra seat or perhaps a stool, and if it'll be intended for indoor or outdoor use," says Elizabeth Herrera, an interior designer at Decorist.
We researched standout options for every space, decor style, and budget. Available in six chic colors, the tufted velvet House of Hampton Asaad Pillow is our top pick. The sleek, universal design and comfortable feel make it the perfect choice for extra seating for guests or as a pop of color in a living or bedroom.
To help you narrow down your choices, we rounded up the best floor pillows below.
House of Hampton Asaad Square Pillow Cover & Insert
Soft velvet case
Thick and plush
Six colors available
Spot clean only
The House of Hampton's Asaad Pillow comes with both the cushion and the cover. Available in your choice of gray, blush, gold, blue, purple, or teal, it's filled with plush polyester and features a soft-to-the-touch velvet case. The tufted details and corded edges add detail to this pick, adding to the visual appeal.
This 24-inch square pillow is 4 inches thick, offering a soft, supportive seat or backrest on the floor. While the cover may not be removable, this cushion spot cleans easily.
Thousands of customers rave about the comfort level and how the unique colors add brightness to any room. They also double as cushions for couches or day beds. Even kids and pets love lounging on these attractive floor pillows. While they may flatten over time, they easily fluff back up to keep their aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Price at time of publish: $46
Shape: Square | Dimensions: 24 x 24 x 4 inches | Cover Material: Velvet | Fill Material: Polyester
Sunday Citizen Snug Floor Pillow
Memory foam filling
Sunday Citizen is known for their snuggly and minimalist-chic bedding, so its no surprise that their floor pillow is just as cozy. Constructed with a machine-washable microfiber outer cover and a memory foam filling, you may forget you're lying on the floor with this pillow. It's available in 8 muted colors that easily blend into any home decor aesthetic.
Our only gripe with this pillow is its price point, but for a floor accessory this luxurious, we recognize that it's justified. This pillow is definitely a splurge, but if you're in the market for a truly comfortable floor-sitting experience, you can't go wrong with this pick.
Price at time of publish: $110
Shape: Square | Dimensions: 30 x 30 inches | Cover Material: Fuzzy microfiber | Fill Material: Memory foam
Threshold Oversized Square Sherpa Floor Pillow
Soft sherpa cover
Could get dirty easily
This sherpa floor pillow from Target's Threshold collection conjures memories of winter nights snuggled under a blanket with a mug of hot cocoa. While we think it's certainly ideal as a seasonal addition to your room decor, it's also versatile enough to display year round. Plus, it has faux leather handles that make it easy to move from room to room.
The sherpa is machine washable, but we recommend washing it as infrequently as possible, as washing will affect the texture of the sherpa over time. That being said—the ivory sherpa is cause for concern, especially if you have a household full of accident-prone little ones or pets. However, we still think it's a great, affordable floor pillow option that can easily be stowed away to avoid unwanted staining.
Price at time of publish: $30
Shape: Square | Dimensions: 23 x 23 x 6 inches | Cover Material: Sherpa | Fill Material: Polyester
PatuuLiving Velvet and Linen Floor Pillow
Multiple colors, fabrics, and sizes available
Could fit a bench or window seat
Confusing product listing
Dry clean recommended
If you're looking for a floor cushion that can double as a comfy mattress for movie nights and sleepovers, this option from PatuuLiving on Etsy is great. This pillow could also double as a cushion for a bench or a window seat. We love the luxe tufted finish on this longer cushion and also appreciate that both linen and velvet covers are available. This cushion is also customizable between 12 velvet colors, 9 linen colors, and 6 sizes. There's also an option to purchase matching smaller pillows as back rests or accents. Unlike other floor pillows that can be over-stuffed and uncomfortable to lay on, this cushion is fluffy enough without being too stiff.
We recommend reading over this product listing carefully as the sizes for the pillows versus the actual floor cushion can be confusing. The sizes are also listed primarily in centimeters but inches are also included as a secondary measurement. Although the product listing says this cushion can be washed, we recommend only spot treating it as velvet can deteriorate and lose its natural texture with frequent washing.
Price at time of publish: $181
Shape: Rectangle | Dimensions: 23.6 x 78 x 3.9 inches | Cover Material: Velvet or linen | Fill Material: Polyester
Bolé Road Textiles Variegated Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Floor Cushion
Fair Trade certified and handcrafted
Bright, abstract print
Durable enough for outdoor use
Spot cleaning recommended
If you're looking for a floor cushion with style, the Bolé Road Variegated Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Floor Cushion at West Elm certainly works as a statement piece. This cushion was created as a collaboration between West Elm and Bolé Road Textiles in a Fair Trade certified facility and is made with handwoven, recycled polyester. We love the abstract print and the bright colors paired with the natural weave.
This cushion could not only be a fun addition to your living room, but is also durable enough to sit outside by a pool or on a covered patio. It's definitely an investment piece, but its thoughtful construction and design justify the higher price. Be sure to store this cushion out of the elements, if you do choose to use it outside, and only spot treat it when needed.
Price at time of publish: $125
Shape: Square | Dimensions: 26 x 26 x 6 inches | Cover Material: Recycled polyester | Fill Material: Polyester
Simpli Home Yolanda Jute Round Pouf
Natural braided exterior
Soft yet supportive
"I love the look of natural floor pillows," says Herrera, who recommends the Simpli Home Yolanda Pouf. "It has a beachy feel and adds the perfect amount of texture to a space." This round accent piece is filled with soft yet supportive styrofoam beads, and the striped exterior features alternating braids of jute and cotton. We only wish the price were slightly more accessible.
Price at time of publish: $99
Shape: Round | Dimensions: 20 x 14 inches | Cover Material: Jute, cotton | Fill Material: Styrofoam beads
MoDRN Circular Velvet Floor Pillow
Thick and plush
Cover isn't washable
Looking for something more wallet-friendly? Check out the MoDRN Velvet Floor Pillow. This circular cushion is 24 inches in diameter and roughly 4 inches thick, with a single button tuft in the center. As the name suggests, it has a soft velvet exterior in your choice of teal, navy, mustard, mauve, or light gray. Note that though the cover is removable for easy spot-cleaning, it's not machine washable.
Price at time of publish: $44
Shape: Round | Dimensions: 24 x 4 inches | Cover Material: Velvet | Fill Material: Polyester
World Market Round Tweed Floor Cushion
Tweed-like cotton fabric
Spot clean only
"World Market also has a large floor pillow in a tweed-like fabric that comes in a fresh green or orange color," says Herrera. This cushion is 20 inches in diameter and 4 inches thick, with a textured cotton exterior and a dense polyester fill. Herrera points out that the pillows have handles, making them a great choice for a space where they will be moved around a lot.
Price at time of publish: $50
Shape: Round/flat | Dimensions: 20 x 4 inches | Cover Material: Cotton | Fill Material: Polyester
Pottery Barn Hand Braided Jute Floor Cushion
Prone to shedding
"For a living space that gets more everyday use, consider something with a natural texture like jute for durability," says Herrera. We like Pottery Barn's Jute Floor Cushion, which boasts a hand-braided exterior with natural resilience. This generously sized pillow is a 28-inch square. Styrofoam beads provide adaptable comfort, and a small zipper on one side allows you to add more beads if needed. While it won't show stains as much as others, jute can be somewhat tricky to clean and is prone to shedding.
Price at time of publish: $239
Shape: Square | Dimensions: 28 x 28 x 5 inches | Cover Material: Jute | Fill Material: Styrofoam beads
Urban Outfitters Knit Floor Pillow
Soft, breathable cover
Thick and plush
Reinforced stitching on sides
Cover isn't removable or washable
"If you are creating a cozy lounge space in a bedroom, think about soft textures that add a plush feel," says Herrera. With this in mind, we recommend the Knit Floor Pillow from Urban Outfitters. The soft, textured exterior is woven from 100 percent cotton, and the fill is polyester. This 18-inch-square cushion is 5 inches thick, offering plenty of support while sitting on the floor. Just a heads up, the cover isn't removable, and spot cleaning is recommended.
Price at time of publish: $49
Shape: Square | Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 5 inches | Cover Material: Cotton | Fill Material: Polyester
DormCo Rainha Puffy Tufted Floor Pillow
Plush tufted cushioning
Eight colors available
Cover isn't removable/washable
If you're interested in something bigger, consider the DormCo Rainha. This oversized floor pillow measures 40 x 34 x 3 inches, offering plenty of space to sit back and relax and ample cushioning to boot. Available in eight chic colors, it's got a soft microfiber cover with tufted details and a polyester fill. This isn't the most affordable option we found, but considering the size, we wouldn't say the price is unreasonable.
Price at time of publish: $69
Shape: Rectangular | Dimensions: 40 x 34 x 3 inches | Cover Material: Microfiber | Fill Material: Polyester
Pottery Barn Teen The Hug Cozy Lounge Around Pillow
Supports back and neck
Oeko-Tex certified cover
Only one color available
Spot clean only
We also like this cozy U-shaped option from Pottery Barn Teen. Aptly named "The Hug," the wraparound design supports your back and neck while lounging on the floor, reading a book, studying, or playing video games.
The Oeko-Tex certified cover is a silky-soft, slightly fuzzy microfiber, and the fill is made of recycled polyester. Though it's only available in one color, the off-white hue is endlessly versatile, complementing many spaces outside the realm of teen bedrooms.
Price at time of publish: $140
Shape: U-shape | Dimensions: 30 x 21 x 16.5 inches | Cover Material: Fuzzy microfiber | Fill Material: Recycled polyester
What to Look for When Buying Floor Pillows
Indoor floor pillows are made from a range of fabrics, including velour, velvet, cotton, polyester, leather, linen, faux or real fur, wool, and more. Choosing the right fabric for throw pillows depends on your taste and existing decor scheme as well as where you plan to use them, such as the living or family room or a kid's bedroom or playroom. Today, you can also find outdoor floor pillows for use on a deck or patio that come in a range of colors and patterns designed to be waterproof, mold-resistant, and quick-drying, made from fabrics such as polypropylene and acrylic.
Floor pillows come in different shapes and sizes, from square to rectangular to round. Choosing a floor pillow form has to do with your aesthetics and what you find most comfortable. Adding round floor pillows can help break up the hard angles of a room with lots of straight lines, while large rectangular floor pillows can work well in a playroom for kids to lounge in. While poufs are arguably their own category, those with a soft construction that are stuffed like pillows rather than upholstered around a frame can double as a stool for sitting or putting your feet up on since they are generally taller than standard floor pillows.
Floor pillows come in a variety of styles, from contemporary to tufted to boho style. You can choose floor pillows that go with the rest of your decor or as a counterpoint to add interest to a room. For instance, a tufted velour floor pillow will work well in a traditional style children’s room. A large kilim floor pillow or Moroccan wedding blanket pouf will look right at home in a boho-style interior or add texture and interest to a modern room.
What is the average size of a floor pillow?
Floor pillows come in a variety of sizes. In general, floor pillows start at around 36 x 36 inches for a square style. You can find upholstered rectangular floor pillows that are 6 feet long for lounging and smaller round poufs with a diameter of 20 inches that work well in small spaces. "Some floor pillows are quite large, so make sure you have the room for them," says Elizabeth Herrera, an interior designer at Decorist.
What are floor pillows filled with?
Floor pillows may be filled with polyester fiberfill inserts, loose virgin polystyrene beads, or recycled materials. It’s often cheaper to buy a floor pillow cover that can be stuffed with things you have around the house, which can also end up being more eco-friendly. You can fill a Moroccan leather pouf shell with everything from recycled clothing, bedding, towels, or rags to shredded paper.
What is the purpose of a floor pillow?
Floor pillows are designed to provide extra seating on the floor. Kids and pets love them, but they may not be suitable for older adults or those with mobility issues. Floor pillows can offer a soft place to read or hang out on the floor in a finished basement, home library, or kids' playroom. A couple of floor pillows can help to fill an empty spot in a living room without buying extra furniture or can be used in a home yoga studio as a meditation cushion.
Why Trust The Spruce?
Theresa Holland is a commerce copywriter and product tester. For this roundup, she interviewed an interior designer, who offered product recommendations, buying tips, and insight into placement. After considering dozens of floor pillows from numerous brands, she narrowed it down to the most visually pleasing, practical, comfortable, and versatile options. Theresa covers home decor, furniture, and organizational solutions at The Spruce. Elizabeth Herrera, an interior designer at Decorist, also provided expert insight for this roundup. Emma Phelps, an updates writer for The Spruce, refreshed the picks in this roundup to showcase the latest floor pillow designs and offer greater variety in pillow styles.