A while back, people would have found a career in interior decoration a laughable thing. Everyone was capable of decorating their own house, in theory at least. However, knowing how to choose, mix, match, compliment and accentuate furniture with features of your home isn’t as easy as it sounds. There is an overwhelming wave of information existent about furniture pieces, color combinations and other such things that it starts to make sense why someone who wants a beautiful house would spend a lot of time researching all those things. A concept that might not have been familiar earlier but it is now is the accent stool. What is that, exactly?
Choosing an Accent Stool
When you think about a stool, you kind of assume that there isn’t much to know and finding one that matches your current house décor should be a walk in a park. However, both online and offline stores offer such a wide variety of accent stools, that you’ll soon be thinking “how am I supposed to choose between all of these?”
Luckily, we did the homework for you and we’re ready to guide you through the things that you should know before settling for one particular accent stool model:
- First and foremost, let’s discuss color. If you don’t know your way around chromatic combinations, the choices out there are intimidating. Are there a few “ground rules” that we can establish when it comes to accent stool colors and your room’s style? If you have modern rooms, you want black and white accent stools. Those of you with classic homes might want to choose white and tan chairs. If you don’t have a lot of furniture or you have plenty of light in the room, pastel colors will do the trick. If your home is decorated in a more industrial style, you can opt from stools with metal legs.
- Next up, you need to consider upholstery material. It’s very common to find: woven accent stools (with are usually made from twine/yarn and go well in rustic-style homes), fabric stool (which are made from different types of fabric, including leather, polyester, or velvet), metal stools (which are great for homes decorated with steam-punk elements and similar furniture pieces), wood stools (one of the classic designs, perfect for traditional/rustic homes), ceramic stools (a very surprising choice, but great for homes with plenty of art elements, modern houses, and luxury spaces), and fur stool (if you have a boho-style home, these will hit that sweet spot).
- Last, but not least, you should know a bit about the types of accent stools you can choose from. Aside from the traditional and very conventional accent stool that everyone can visualize with their eyes close, you can find these stools in the following styles: rustic (basically anything that looks like it would bit in a country-style home can pertain to this category), modern (focused on austere designs and rarely have any ornaments on them), geometric (the shape of these stools is generally the most unconventional thing about them – like the hourglass-shape stools, for instance), and vanity (if it looks like it can stay in front of a make-up table, it most likely is a vanity accent stool).
10 Ideas for Unique Accent Stools
The little Foerster accent stool is an absolutely gem. It is a modern piece with a luxurious appeal given by the metal legs with a beautiful golden finish. You have plenty of colorful options to choose from in terms of upholstery, ranging from salmon pink to dark green. It can support a total weight of 280 pounds and has a seating portion that measures 13.6” in diameter.
Due to its height and construction, this accent stool can double as a footrest when needed, but also acts as a side table for putting down your coffee mug, book, or remote control. The upholstery is made from delicate velvet and the cushion is padded so that you can feel as comfortable as possible when you sit down. Overall, the stool measures 18” H x 14” W x 12” D and has total height of 17.7”.
What is referenced as being a garden stool is actually an accent stool that you could easily match with interior decorations as well. It is made with a porcelain frame and has a flat shiny surface that allows it to double as an end table when needed. It is available in a generous range of vivid colors, so finding one more suitable for your current chromatic scheme should be easy.
Due to the smooth surface, this accent tool is really easy to clean, as all you have to do is wipe it with a clean or damp cloth. If you’re using it outside, you can literally hose it down. It can support a total weight of 200 pounds and it is fully water resistant, which makes it perfect for indoor and outdoor use. It measures 18” H x 13” W x 13” D overall and 18” in height.
The Aldea accent stool is presented to us as being a vanity chair, but there are so many more things that you can do with it and spots you can place it in. It is covered in faux fur, which can be a little pretentious because it’s easy to get in dirty and a tad difficult to clean (I guess it depends on what you compare it with). The frame material is manufactured wood and, truth be told, the faux fur and the wooden legs are a great match in terms of visuals.
If you don’t fancy the idea of an accent stool covered in white fax fur, maybe you will like blush version better. This accent stool can support a total weight of 225 pounds. It measures 15” H x 14.8” W x 14.8” D and is about 15” in height.
Coming up next, we have yet another velvet accent stool with a gorgeous metal frame and golden finish that gives it a perfect polish look. It fits perfectly in a contemporary room, as it comes with the metal accent that’s ideal for modern or industrial setups. The velvet upholstery is available in gray, blue, and pink. This accent stool is designed to support a total weight of 300 pounds and it measures 15.7” H x 13.8” W x 13.8” D overall.
How would you like to see an accent stool with mirrored panels that reflect light and make this piece and everything around it just shine? It is a wonderful item to have into a home that’s focused on chic interior design elements. It has a silver finish and the legs and sides are covered in reflective mirrored panels. It can support a total weight of 200 pounds, as it has a frame made from a combination of solid and hardwood. Even if it’s small in size and the mirror seem to add sort of a fragile vibe to it, this is one little sturdy accent stool, which is quite a surprise when you first look at it. It measures 18” H x 18” W x 14” D overall.
The Aria accent stool seems rather simplistic in its design, but it is this very simplicity that it easy to mix and match it with a variety of different room decors, from more rustic to modern ones. It relies on a solid wood frame and comes in a compact size that makes it easy for you to find a spot for it in your house, no matter how small the available space is. It has an upholstery made from polyester blend in a beautiful shade of gray.
Alternatively, you can also opt for the models with other upholstery colors, like blue or ivory. It can support a total weight of 500 pounds, which is require impressive considering the average weight capacity of other accent stools. It measures 19.25” H x 17” W x 17” D overall.
The Sabio is cylindrical vanity stool that’s definitely a much bolder choice compared to the other models we’ve seen today. It has a golden metal base which is barely visible because more than 80 percent of the body of the stool is covered by the upholstery made from faux fur. As far as colors are concerned, you can opt between pink, blue, white, and grey, each one of them having a pleasant shade that’s easy to match with other hues.
The frame material is solid wood and the construction can support about 250 pounds in weight. This adorable gem has a total weight of 17” H x 14” W x 14” D and could easily find its way into rooms that don’t necessarily have a vanity.
Some of the most elegant accent stools are the ones with wooden legs that have carved details on them. They are reminiscent of the type of furniture you’d expect to see in mansions and castles, offering a vintage setup for people who love this type of furniture and already have some other pieces that could match the style of the Dousman stool. It is made with solid wood legs that have carved accents. The upholstery material is microsuede and has a beautiful shade of beige. Overall, this accent stool measures 19” H x 21” W x 15” D and it can support a total weight of 200 pounds.
How about an accent stool for a kid’s room? I promise that with an adorable bunny theme, your child will find it to be the perfect stool to place in front of the coloring table. Properly named the Bunny, this accent stool is both whimsical and practical, making the perfect addition to a playful room where children can spend their time when they’re not outdoors. It combines a solid wood frame with faux fur upholstery (which is available in both black and white colors).
Even if this is suitable for children, it can support a total weight of 300 pounds, which is pretty amazing considering its delicate appearance (it even has bunny ears and a tail, how cute). Overall, the Bunny accent stool measures 20” H x 14.75” W x 12.5” D.
If you happen to have a Chesterfield sofa covered in fabric upholstery, the Crofton accent stool is the perfect match for it. Covered in upholstery velvet, this little fellow has all the sides adorned with tufted accents, making it an excellent choice for stylish room. The upholstery is made from velvet and it’s available in beautiful shades of pink, ivory, grey, blue, and black.
It can support a total weight of 200 pounds as it has a frame made from a combination of solid and manufactured wood. Because of its design and the comfort it provides, it can also be used as leg support, doubling as an ottoman. Overall, this accent stool measures 18.1” W x 18.1” D.
People are often divided between the joy of having such a wide variety of products to choose from and the frustration caused by the very same thing. While it’s good to have options, these options can be overwhelming for an uninformed shopper. With our buying guide in mind, you will be able to understand just how much the accent stool market has to offer. The most beautiful part about is that you will be able to find an accent stool that matches your home décor no matter how unusual you think your current setup is.