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7 Ways to Style a Stool

There’s more than one way to style a stool – check out these tips for innovative style inspiration!

1. As a Front-and-Center Statement Piece

Teal reigns supreme in this contemporary living room, making it easy for the pale lilac stool (pictured right) to stand out and steal the show.
style stool - as a front-center statement piece

2. As a Hint of Color

The pale pink stool pictured above is the same one from the teal living room in the first example, but because of the room's lighter color scheme, it blends in rather than stands out – offering a subtle contrast of color and soft elegant appeal.

3. As Hallway Décor

If you've fallen in love with a chic stool that perfectly matches your style and want it to last as long as possible, consider placing it in the entryway or hallway, where it won't see much use – but makes for effortless space-defining décor.

4. As Deck Lounging

Because stools are generally lightweight and portable, they are one of the easiest ways to bring standout style to the outdoors when you're entertaining – and back inside when the party's wrapped up!

5. As a Foot Prop

For those days when all you really want to do is sit back and relax, look for a durable accent stool made of wood, metal or even plastic to use as a foot prop.

6. As an Accent Chair

Stools, foot props, accent chairs – who needs labels? Use your "stool" for the purpose that suits you best – whether it's as background décor, extra storage space or even chic seating!

7. As a Reading Table

The 'stool-as-table' is one of the chicest design choices you can make, and you really can't go wrong. If you are planning on styling a stool next to a chair, though, look for taller designs to make sure you can easily reach what you place on top of it!

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