How To Fill Your Moroccan Pouf – 3 Ways

The question we get asked the most often is: “How do I fill my Moroccan Pouf?” Well, today we are finally going to share all of our tips to make your pouf round, plump and beautiful, just like in our pictures. Before I share these 3 different methods to fill up your pouf, let me tell you what the most common mistake is. People just don’t fill up their poufs enough!

moroccan pouf tan leather ottoman canada

This is our classic Tan Leather Pouf with white stitchings and embroidery. You can grab one right here

Note: For those of you who dread filling up a pouf, don’t worry!! There’s a zipper at the bottom of the pouf which makes it pretty easy to fill up. Shipping a pouf with filling would cost a fortune, so in order to maintain our prices, we prefer to guide you through the process to make your experience easier.

nude leather pouf natural leather ottoman

Featured is our Natural Leather Moroccan Pouf. It’s undyed and made out of natural leather, it has a beautiful nude pink shade.

  1. Fill your Moroccan pouf with polyester stuffing (or pillow filling).

This is probably the easiest way to fill your pouf. I recommend using two 20 ounce bags (or 3 lbs.) of polyester stuffing*. (Just like this one) You can probably find some at your local fabric store.

*This is for a standard pouf size of approximately 21″ in diameter and 12″ high, like our classic poufs.

Important: This type of stuffing will fill up your pouf nicely, however, it won’t make it stiff enough for you to sit comfortably, Use polyester stuffing if you plan to use your pouf only as a decor element, if it is only to be used by a child, or if it is only to be used to kick up your feet. In these cases, 2 bags of poly-fill would work perfectly.


  1. Fill your Moroccan pouf with unused clothing and textiles you can find around your home.

This is my favorite method even if it requires you to do a little decluttering in your closets and find all those perfect textiles to make your pouf heavy and plump.

Look around the house for unused textiles such as:

  • Old jeans you’re no longer wearing
  • Sweaters
  • Old kids clothing
  • Pillows you’re no longer using
  • Bath towels you’re no longer using
  • Get bonus points if you have an old duvet you don’t know what to do with!

I admit it takes a little effort and you need a lot of items to completely fill up your pouf, but doesn’t it feel good to declutter and give another life to unused stuff? This is the best filling method if you’re planning to use your pouf as a low seating option.These different textiles will make your pouf heavy and steady enough to sit on it.

Tip: You’ve used every old pair of jeans, all the unused towels and pillows you have around the house and your pouf is still missing a bit of volume? You can add a bit of polyester stuffing to make it very round. To get that beautiful round pouf shape, you need to fill it up to the max!

vegan leather moroccan pouf gold

Our gold Moroccan pouf is a great vegan option! It’s made out of resistant vegan gold leather. It looks magic in all sorts of decor, from the living room to the nursery.

  1. Fill your Moroccan pouf using IKEA FJADRAR feather pillows.

Our favorite IKEA pillows of all time are FJADRAR inserts filled with duck feathers. They are super cozy and plump and the price/quality ratio is spot on. There are two sizes and the bigger 26″ inserts work best to fill a Moroccan pouf.

You’ll need three 26″ FJADRAR* IKEA feather pillows to make your pouf heavy enough to sit on. Three inserts will make your pouf round and well filled. It’s a bit pricier than using polyester stuffing, but it makes the pouf more comfortable and it’s a no-brainer since pretty much everyone has an IKEA store nearby.

*Important: Make sure you pick up the inserts filled with feathers and not the cheaper ones that are filled with polyester. The polyester ones won’t work for this purpose.

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There you go! I hope one of these 3 methods will suit your needs and help you master the art of properly filling up your Moroccan pouf! I’m leaving you with these final words:

“The more you fill your pouf, the better it’ll look! “

PS: These recommendations are for a standard size Moroccan pouf of approximately 21″ in diameter and 12″ high.

Our Moroccan Poufs are fair trade products. We buy them directly from an artisan in Morocco and make sure to pay him fairly.

Shop our Moroccan Pouf collection right here.


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