Garden Stools Make the Move Indoors

A living room with orange accents and white furniture introduces garden stools.

Garden stools are making their way from the garden into the home with an array of styles to fit any interior.  Dating back one thousand years, the garden stool originates from China and today serves a variety of uses for homes worldwide.  Page through any decorating magazine and you will see at least one interior with a garden stool, for good reason.

A green garden stool sits next to a ladder and bookshelf.
A living room with a zebra print rug.

Garden stools are versatile, functional and decorative.  Used in the living room, they can serve as ottomans, tables or additional seating.  When not in use, garden stools can be tucked away under console tables to save space.

A cozy living room with a fireplace.
A living room with yellow garden stools and a yellow coffee table.

Garden stools look great in pairs in front of the sofa and can double as a coffee table or a place to prop your feet.  As side tables, garden stools are stylish and can add a spot of color in the room.  They serve as great additions to seating arrangements when there isn’t room for a large table between chairs.

A living room with white furniture.
A gold garden stool in a living room.
A living room with two garden stools and a fireplace.

In the bathroom, garden stools are invaluable.  Since they are ceramic, they can even be placed in the shower.  They can easily be wiped down and can serve as a place to set a book, candle or beverage while enjoying a soak in the tub.

Keywords: glass shower door, sink

Modified Description: A bathroom featuring a glass shower door and sink.
A bathroom with a glass shower door and yellow basket transitioned indoors.
Grant K Gibson, Interior Designer via Traditional Home
A white bathroom with a bathtub and a chandelier incorporating garden stools.

Need nightstands in the bedroom?  Place a garden stool on each side of the bed.  The vanity is a prime spot for the garden stool.  Place a few at the foot of the bed in lieu of a bench.  Add them to a sitting room to function as side tables or footstools.  They make a pretty addition to the room and can be easily moved around where needed.

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A blue and white bedroom with a fan, featuring garden stools.
A bedroom with two chairs and a bed becomes more inviting with garden stools.

The kitchen and dining area benefit from the additional seating option of the garden stool.  They also make great accents to the foyer when placed under a console table.  When more seating is required, they are readily available.
A hallway with two mirrors, zebra rug, and garden stools make the move indoors.

Garden stools can serve a purpose and bring color, texture and style to every room in the house.  They are reasonably priced and come in a variety of styles and colors.  Highly functional and fun to use in decorating, garden stools are a welcome addition to the indoors.

Three vases with unique designs.
Hanna Garden Stool, Mischa Garden Stool, Joss & Main; Elephant Garden Stool,


1 thought on “Garden Stools Make the Move Indoors”

  1. I love that you mentioned garden stools being versatile and how they can be additional seating. My husband and I are looking for a decorative ceramic outdoor stool that we can put on our porch as seating and decoration. We will keep these tips in mind as we search for a professional that can help us best.

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