Inspiration: 9 Ways to Use a Garden Stool

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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