They are a beautiful gray-washed wicker, perfect height for resting your feet but my kids have been itching to sit on them. They come from a beautiful store called Quantum downtown London which you should surely visit if you are ever here (or already live nearby!). My question is; where is a good place to put these poufs? I don't mind them here but they are not very useful in my dining room. Should they be in the living room? In front of a lounge chair? or in the front hall perhaps? Either way, I am happy just looking at them. Thanks, sis!