Add extra seating without sacrificing space

You'll remember the basement design from a couple of weeks ago.  Well we ended up switching out the stools for under the console table to these cute bicycle stools with a leather seat.  When we found these, we new they would b e perfect to go with the relaxed feeling of the basement.

Bicycle Stool with Leather Seat $128

Using stools and ottomans is one great way to add seating to living and family areas without sacrificing much space.  We like to tuck them under tables or use double them as a side table.  Here are some of our favorite stools/ottomans that are great for pulling double duty and storing out of they way when not in use.








Here's a few great examples of how to tuck them away.  Storage ottomans are great for tucking away too.  Now that is really pulling double duty.


What an easy and inexpensive way to add seating!  Which ones are your favorites?