Inspiration: 9 Ways to Use a Garden Stool

Aug 6, 2013
Veronica Brandy

Originally designed to be stripped down, functional, hardworking seats, Chinese garden stools fit virtually every purpose nowadays, from serving as accent tables to decorating your patio with a nice exotic or ethnic touch. These relatively lightweight furniture pieces can easily be moved from place to create the ultimate decor. Here are 9 ways to make your interiors or exteriors even more charming and comfortable.

1. Use a bright colored stool to make an accent table. Try to pair its color with another matching decor item like cushions, table clothe or outdoor rug.

2. Make a small coffee table that blend in the decor, adding texture and depth.

3. Use a combo to make a bigger coffee table. Bonus: pair the color with cushions!

4. Use contemporary color schemes to add freshness. Here we have turquoise and chocolate.

5. Don’t hesitate to multiply, more of the same items creates a statement!

6. The nails decorations are inherited from Chinese tradition, these are the perfect pattern for a colonial decor. And still matching a color accent ;)

7. Play with materials: here we have two lovely wooden stools that compliment a glass and metal table.

8. Light colors and floral patterns offer a more romantic and relaxing alternative.

9. Use garden stools to make a compound coffee table.

plain wood garden stool

(Photo credits: 1. CM Glover, Suburban Dc – Cahill Residence, Dc Metro / 2. Tobi Fairley Interior Design, Little Rock / 3. Leslie Hayes Interiors, contemporary patio, Philadelphia / 4. Living Gardens Landscape Design, contemporary patio, Orange County / 5. Lowe’s Home Improvement / 6. Respage.com / 7. The Sky is the Limit Design, Vancouver / 8. Gabberts Design Studio, contemporary patio, Minneapolis / 9. Willey Design LLC, Los Angeles )

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