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Whether you live in a small space that lacks seating or you regularly partake in a floor-based activity like meditation, a floor pillow can make a great addition to your family room. Many of them are beautiful and look like decor accents, while others feature extra back support.
If you love the idea of a floor pillow but don’t know where to start, these comfortable, design-forward options are worth considering.
Here, the best floor pillows for every decor style and budget.
This Moroccan-style floor pillow from Marrakesh Gallery has everything you might want from a floor pillow. Its sophisticated leather design will add eclectic flair to just about any room, and you can choose from seven different color options to best suit your space. We're particularly partial to the dark brown option for a more refined look, while the all-white would make a great addition to beachier decor. You can sit on it like a stool or lean up against it for a little extra back support.
While you'll need to provide your own stuffing, this high-quality piece is relatively affordable and will last you for many years to come.
Just because you’re looking for something wallet-friendly doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort or style. House of Hampton's Assad Square Pillow pillow provides a cozy spot to sink into, even on the hardest floors. The stylish velvet cover comes in six attractive jewel tones that look great in just about any space. And at this price point, we love the idea of getting a couple of these pillows and layering them on the floor.
If you want a high-design piece that will stand out, consider splurging on this boho Moroccan Wedding Pouf from Anthropologie. This special piece has a truly unique look: it’s made by stitching together a variety of woven panels sourced from traditional Moroccan wedding blankets, so no two are exactly alike.
In addition to its beautiful aesthetic, this pouf is highly structured, so it’ll hold its shape for years to come.
Try a larger floor pillow for lounging—not just sitting! This oversized option from Intelligent Design is great for stretching out while watching TV or propping against the wall for extra back support. Kids will also love these pillows and might even nap on them during quiet time.
At just over 6 feet long, this pillow is large enough for most adults. You don’t have to worry about it taking up too much space all the time, as it rolls up and secures with a wrap for easy storage.
Patterns can go with just about anything if they're in a neutral tone. Just take this dusty-rose pouf from World Market: understated enough to complement a range of decor schemes, it has a multi-colored abstract pattern that will add visual appeal to your space. It's made in India of cotton and polyester—and because pattern placement varies, no two are the same.
Besides being comfortable, your floor pillow can also make a statement. This bright pink, velvet pick is undeniably fun and sophisticated at the same time. Its tufted square shape can fit seamlessly in a family room, bedroom, or bedroom. You can also feel good about making this purchase: each pillow is made by artisans who earn fair wages and work in a clean and safe environment.
When searching for a floor pillow for your kids’ playroom, the most important consideration is comfort (especially if your children are constantly jumping around!). Focus on getting something super soft and cozy, so they have a soft place to crash for relaxing and reading.
This fuzzy pillow fits the bill. Available in ten fun colors, ou can expect this piece will get a lot of wear and tear in the playroom. Thankfully, it's affordable enough that you can get two.
Floor pillows aren't the best option for bad backs, as they usually don't offer the same support as more structured furniture does. But if you’re set on finding a floor pillow option that could work for you and your sore muscles, consider something like the LoveSac GamerSac.
Though it may technically be a bean bag, it functions the same way as a floor pillow. It’s a little larger and slightly more molded to provide that back support you need. Plus, you can choose from over 100 different fabrics, colors, and patterns to find the perfect match for your space.
Don’t rule out floor pillows for outdoor or semi-outdoor spots, like lanais or enclosed patios. You might have to be a little more thoughtful about cushions that are specifically manufactured for both indoor and outdoor use to ensure they’ll hold up to the elements and temperature fluctuations.
The Tiita pillow is versatile: it can be used as a floor pillow, a swing seat cushion, and some fixed outdoor chairs. To give it a refresh, simply toss it in the washing machine on a gentle cycle.
The Florensi isn’t your average floor pillow. This round, supportive pillow is commonly known as a “zafu” in zen meditation circles. Unlike other options, it has a bit more height and support, making it much more comfortable to sit on for long periods of time. It’s also designed to allow the delicate curves of your spine to fall into place, enhancing your posture even without obvious back support.
Use this pillow for yoga or meditation, or make it your go-to for reading or watching TV. After regular use and with your posture in mind, you're sure to prefer this floor pillow over the couch.
This roundup was written by Brigitt Earley, who has written and edited hundreds of buying guides, particularly in the home space, for various publications over the course of the last 10 years. She has two of the Marrakesh Gallery Moroccan Poufs (our pick for best overall) in her home—one in her child’s room and one in her family room.