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Small stool: how to choose it according to the furnishings in the room?

Small stool

Strategically placing a small stool is a practical, stylish and versatile way to personalise and add interest to the interior design of your home.

In addition to being a functional solution that allows you to add extra seating even in small spaces, this type of furniture is also perfect for enriching the space with a touch of colour and vitality. So let’s take a closer look at it, to understand the best advice for making the ideal choice for your furnishing needs.


What are the advantages of small stools?

Even if it has small dimensions, a small stool has enormous decorative power and, when its insertion in the space is carefully studied, it can make a difference in terms of style, functionality and comfort.

When one needs to furnish a space of just a few square metres, a small stool can easily be used to add a seat, without cluttering the room and guaranteeing an elegant and discreet result.

In fact, small stools are not only functional elements, but also represent a perfect furnishing opportunity to add a touch of colour and liveliness to spaces in the home.

With a wide range of design and colour options to choose from, it is easy to find the perfect stool for every room and every need, whether you are looking for a piece of furniture that adds a splash of colour or a model that blends naturally with other furnishings in the home.

Small stool

Taking up little space, small stools are ideal for livening up corners that would otherwise be a little too bare and, as a result, uninteresting. You can decide to place a small, colourful stool under an empty shelf, for example, or you can place it in an unused corner of the house.

The versatility of small stools makes them suitable furniture for a wide range of situations and needs. They are perfect for families with children, as they provide a safe and stable seat for the little ones while they play or do their homework, but they are also perfect as simple decorative elements.

In which spaces in the home should a small stool be placed?

At the entrance, a small stool can play an essential role in creating a cosy and practical environment. Placed a short distance from the entrance door, it provides a comfortable seat to lean on when putting on or taking off shoes before leaving or re-entering the house. In this space of the home, a well-chosen small stool can give a precise identity to the entrance and can create visual coherence with the other rooms of the house.

In the living room, smaller stools can be used creatively to achieve an original result. For example, a stool can be chosen that contrasts with the sofa in terms of material and colour.

This is certainly not the end of the story. Another useful tip? In the bedroom, a small stool can fulfil a dual function and act as both a decorative and practical element. Placed at the foot of the bed or perhaps next to a wooden desk , it offers a comfortable place to sit while getting ready in the morning or undressing in the evening, for example.

What elements should be considered when choosing the right small stool?

When choosing the perfect small stool for your home, it is important to first consider the type of structure and design of the stool itself.

Depending on your preferred furnishing style and the type of space to be furnished, you may opt for an essential and minimalist model, which features straight legs or a single central foot and a smooth seat. Alternatively, you can consider a more sophisticated model, for example, with a cross-shaped base and a seat with a backrest.

The colours and materials used for the structure and upholstery of the stool are another element to consider carefully. A small stool in natural wood is perfect for a modern space where the focus is on comfort and functionality, while a metal model is ideal for spaces furnished in an industrial style . For the upholstery of the seat, you can opt for soft, comfortable fabrics or leather, choosing your preferred solution with durability and ease of cleaning in mind.

Small stool

The height of the stool is another characteristic to worry about, especially if you intend to place this piece of furniture alongside other pieces of furniture, such as desks and tables. In this case, it is essential to check that the different heights are compatible with each other.

Finally, before making the final choice, it is worth considering small stool models with additional functionality. Let us give a few examples in this regard. A model with a swivel or liftable seat, for example, is a perfect choice if you want a flexible and versatile solution. In small spaces, it might be a good idea to choose a storage stool instead. Such an option actually offers a useful additional storage space in which to store everyday items such as blankets or toys, while at the same time enhancing the aesthetics of the individual room.

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