In an Entry
Flip over a garden stool and turn it into an elegant umbrella stand by the front door. It’s a simple and creative idea for this indoor-outdoor accent seat. The stool is naturally stylish, and we love how, because it’s compact, it’s unobtrusive by an entrance.
In a Nook
Pull up a bold garden stool next to a cozy nook or window seat and use it as a surface for a book or a hot beverage. For added panache, mix in printed pillows, rugs, and accessories in a similar color as the stool, which will turn the space into a sumptuous retreat.
In a Living Room
A set of garden stools in your living area can be a huge boon—they can pinch-hit as additional seating during large parties or serve as extra end tables for holding drinks, books, and other essentials. When they’re not in use, stow them underneath an open-base console, where they’ll sit pretty and be easy to reach.
On a Patio
Perfect for any alfresco space, garden stools can stand up to the elements. Their round tops and polished silhouettes make them more than pretty perches, enabling them to also serve as stylish plant stands.
In a Bathroom
Bring sophisticated—and unexpected—style to a bathroom with a garden stool. The fancy seat easily doubles as a spot for towels and toiletries, or place a scented candle on it the next time you take a soothing bath. Or treat yourself to a relaxing spalike afternoon by pulling up a chair and using the stool as a stand for drinks.