One of the best ways to keep your home looking fresh from season to season is by shuffling things around. In terms of furniture, having small pieces in your stash makes it easy! As a decorator and a homeowner I find that one can never have too many small tables and chairs. These are the furniture items that can be the foundation pieces to move around that will give your home a whole new look. You definitely don’t want to be constantly dragging your large sofas and heavy statement pieces from room to room unless you’re thinking of a floor plan change!
It’s almost time to get outside and enjoy our gardens and the fresh air of spring! Judiciously choosing furniture and accessories that are flexible can help you to transition from spring right on into summer. Having too many one space only home pieces may make you regret having to find a place to store for those items for rest of the year. So let’s look at garden stools, which can be used in any room and any season year round!
Where do garden stools originally come from? Garden stools are thought to originate in China and have been around for over 1,000 years. They evolved out of the Buddhist garden tradition, where elements from nature were often used as seating.
Garden stools are extremely multipurpose! You can use them for every room in your home and outdoors as well. They come in handy as side tables, a spot to hold bath accessories and towels, as a spot for potted plants and as extra seating. Adding a garden stool to your living room will give you an extra space to hold a drink beside a favorite chair. Move your garden stool outdoors to use as a side table or a plant pedestal.
Via – Kristy Wicks
I currently have 3 garden stools in my home and am always looking at getting more because I love them so much! Garden stools are generally inexpensive with many in the $100 range. For a small piece of furniture that can be used anywhere I’d say that’s a win/win! Most are made of ceramic and that allows them to be used outdoors in almost any condition.
We have had one in our pergola area for several years now that has stood the test of our harsh environment. In our recently remodeled master bathroom I have one beside the soaking tub that holds candles and bathing items.
I love the simplicity of the one in my bathroom and it’s sturdy enough to sit on, which I have! Find my white garden stool HERE and it’s under $100.
Look for a complete shopping guide for some more favorites below!
This is our front entry foyer and we currently have this Chinoiserie garden stool under the table. It gets moved around, and when we gather in the living room it serves as a side table for drinks! Find the Chinoiserie stool HERE.
Here’s how a couple of friends have used garden stools on their patios for summer. So pretty, right? And they look totally natural and are useful pieces that are easy to move around!
Via – Zevy Joy
Via – Blesser House
SHOP FOR OUR FAVORITE GARDEN STOOLS BELOW BY CLICKING ON ANY IMAGE
Check out these recent GARDEN POSTS as well!
This post was updated in 2/2022