14 Accent Stools for Every Design Style

vintage bamboo stool with cushion
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Whether your aesthetic skews midcentury or bohemian, accent furniture is a great way to spice up your space. Take a stool, for example. This decorating staple serves multiple functions — from side table to seating to foot rest — and complements an array of different design sensibilities. Scroll on for 13 stylish stools you'll want to scoop up ASAP.

wooden accent stool
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Simple and practical (with a wallet-friendly price tag), this Ikea buy is ideal for dorm residents — or really anyone on a budget. It's also a DIY-ers dream. Just think about the revamp potential.

folding tripod accent stool with leather seat
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This folding stool is just begging to go glamping. Then again, we could also see it working beautifully in a rustic living room next to some leafy greenery and a curated stack of travel magazines.

brass accent stool with cowhide seat
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The Wild West meets Great Gatsby glamour in this piece which marries a cowhide top and a modern brass base. The foam cushion makes it comfy as a footrest or a seat. (Perhaps for your vanity?)

rustic wooden stool with dip-dyed legs
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There are so many reasons we're swooning over this piece. It's made from reclaimed teak and the craftsmanship is impeccable. And who can resist dip-dyed detailing? Position it next to the tub, topped with your fave essential oils and bath salt.

ceramic accent stool
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Rich in character with a streamlined design and metallic flourishes that demonstrate a devotion to creativity, this handcrafted ceramic stool by Cathy Terepocki was made for indoor or outdoor use. And the soothing hues enhance its organic appeal.

modern acrylic accent stool
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Whether used as a swanky stool or a chic side table, this modern gem's clear acrylic design will definitely take center stage. And bonus: The curved legs act as a built-in magazine rack.

With a basket woven seat, sturdy wood frame, and slanted legs, this free-spirited stool doesn't skimp on style or sturdiness. The low profile is convenient. And you can even add a pretty tray for serving coffee and tea.

wooden tree stump accent  stool
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If you like the look of rustic treasures, but prefer the durability of something brand new, then this stool is for you. Not only will it patina beautifully over time, but you can also feel good knowing that this eco-friendly piece of decor was made from certifiably sourced teak.

upholstered accent stool with brass legs
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Dwellers with a taste for midcentury design will love this chic upholstered stool. It delivers a hint of glam that will spruce up any corner of the room in an instant.

Hailing all the way from Lyon, France, where it was handcarved and pieced, this little ebony stool is the perfect match for your black and white entryway.

folding accent stool
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Craving a tropical escape? This triangular teak stool evokes the Caribbean. Pair it with lush plants (faux or the real deal) for a vacation-worthy vibe.

white wooden accent stool
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If Japanese minimalism is more your speed, then look no further. This stool's Asian-influenced design will look great in your pared-down space while inspiring peace and tranquility.

wooden accent stool in black
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This Scandinavian beauty (which also comes in a natural finish) is sleek, streamlined, and not too pricey. Prop it near the sofa and let it shine with a lamp or scented candles.

wire frame accent stool with seat cushion
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Sophisticated with a touch of whimsy, this hand-bent stool made from durable eco-friendly materials is a multifunctional dream. The cushion makes a great padded seat on one side or you can flip it over and it becomes a hard table top.


Lindsay Cohn

Lindsay Cohn

​Lindsay Cohn is a freelance writer with a penchant for design and travel. Follow her on Instagram @​lindsay_cohn.