During the days of ancient Egypt, lidded pottery stools were used to store household food supplies and the special linens that were used by wealthy citizens. In China, porcelain storage stools and ceramic garden stools were often painted in highly detailed renderings that turned these garden storage containers into beautiful works of art. Today, many of these early Chinese masterpieces are being recreated for use in our modern homes. For example, Chinese dragon stools illuminate their presence with good fortune and prosperity and are available in red, green, white, celadon and brown glazes. Another example in classic Chinese style, drum garden stools make a cheerful accessory for seating, a table base, or as a side table.
It is possible to find many wonderful examples of garden stools that can be used for decorating purposes today. Designers are showing the ceramic non-lidded garden stools as accent table bases and plant stands that can enhance the look of any interior decorating theme. Fashionable lidded garden stools are also used as eye-catching kitchen storage containers, decorative patio items, and as bathroom paper or towel storage containers that can often become the main enhancement in the room.
The new artisan-inspired ceramic garden stools can come in subtle color-tones to match interior tiles or stonework, or in fun patterns and designs that can cause every head to turn when they see these gorgeous treasures. Garden stools are majestic ceramic creations that come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and patterns so that each ceramic stool can appear to be a unique piece of art within the homeowners decorating themes.
Ceramic garden seats can be used with every decorating style. You will find styles that can be used in contemporary, traditional, Asian inspired and shabby chic decorating. Garden seats are very durable and makes great outdoor patio or deck furniture. Whether you plan to use your garden seat as a functional table or accent piece, you will be buying a timeless piece of artwork.
How many times have you visited someone's home and thought, "this place looks familiar." From the standard granite and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, to the tried and true beige Pottery Barn sofa, our homes can easily turn into boring look alike devoid of any unique, differentiating design elements. While most of us are too timid to go for a drastic change (say, a tangerine accent wall or expensive art installation), there are small ways to imbue your home with character and style.
Garden stools are a great way to set your interior apart and add intrigue. Available in an endless array of punchy, bright colors, garden stools have so many uses! Try placing one in the corner of a neutral room. The color and unique shape will draw the eye outward and make the space seem larger. Make sure to choose the color based on what is personally visually appealing to you and try to incorporate that same color in corresponding accent pillows and decorative throw blankets.
Another interesting way to use stools inside is by placing them next to a sofa or chair and using them as a side table. The flattop and low profile is ideal for small interiors that need more petite furniture and accents. You may want to consider having a piece of glass cut to fit the top if you will be using the side table as a place to rest drinks or other items.