Whether it’s a whimsical design or a streamlined cylinder, an umbrella stand is that perfect convergence of practicality and style. As we make our way into the rainy autumn, having a designated place to park umbrellas is a problem that has a surprisingly chic solution. We rounded up 10 of our favorite pieces that prove this hardworking accessory not only deserves a spot in your entryway but can give it a serious boost of style as well.
Ways to Nail the Look
Add a Dose of Whimsy
Despite their utilitarian nature (or maybe in response to it), designers have long gone cheeky when it comes to umbrella-stand designs, and vintage versions come in especially playful shapes and sizes. They’re a wonderfully unexpected way to add a dose of personality to your entryway.
Play to Your Strengths
Umbrella styles vary based on personal preference, but it’s good to take these realities into account when choosing a stand. Open designs are a great way to show off full-size umbrellas with playful patterns. If compact umbrellas or full-size versions in simple black are your preference, a cylindrical stand with closed sides keeps things contained and often brings its own bit of decor flair.