Why Stools are your next best Investment

Why Stools are your next best Investment

Forgive me if I sound a little like my anorak father here, but I truly love investing in things that have multiple purposes. Now I’m not suggesting that I get quite as excited as my father did when he purchased a combi microwave-oven. But multi-functional pieces are perfect in the current climate given that nearly 60% of Londoners are renting as opposed to buying, and in most cases space does not come in abundance. Economically speaking, purchasing a multi-functional piece of furniture will help you save both money and space. Stools are currently the trendiest multi-purpose investment. They can be used for numerous functions: spare seating, chic side tables, footstools or as aletrnative storage. As an added bonus, they don’t interfere with the decorative foundations within the flat so there’s one less thing you have to go nose to nose with your landlord about. With the increasing popularity of stools, they've become available in a vast number of styles that you can incorporate into your existing decor. Here’s our edit of some of the versatile stools we’ve got our eyes on.

Why Stools are your next best Investment, Distinctify
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Most modern properties don’t have the space for you to truly reach your vegging out potential by implementing both a sofa and an ottoman. The Cima Footstool has it all covered as it can be used as a footstool for you to achieve the ultimate reclining position (and not move for four hours) or alternatively, you can use it as extra seating when you’re entertaining. It can be handily stored away beneath consoles, desks or dressing tables so that it doesn’t obstruct your movement around your home.

Why Stools are your next best Investment, Distinctify
Photography credit to Nest

At first glance, the Flip Around Table from Nest looks a little like a circus lesson in plate spinning. But actually it’s a pretty fancy feat of design. With one swift movement you can turn this minimalist stool or side table into a convenient storage tray to have next to your dressing table for your jewelry, or by the door for your keys. Lightweight and available in neutral colours, the Flip Around blends seamlessly into modern interiors.

Fune Stool, Distinctify

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Fit for pixies, fairies and humans alike, the Fune Stool blends an industrial luxury from its painted metal base, with natural accents from its real wood top. Not only do you get the benefit of adding occasional seating for when you’re entertaining, but you’ve also got a chic side table to make your friends green with envy.

Why Stools are your next best Investment, Distinctify
Photography credit to Twentytwentyone

Whether it be cars, clothes or interior design you can’t beat the vintage classics. This retro stool by Twentytwentyone was a feature of their 1954 line, remade for the 2016 collection because tan leather never goes out of style. The Dot Stool is a minimalist piece, small and solid, it packs a punch whether you decide to use it as a stool or a side table.

Why Stools are your next best Investment, Distinctify
Photography credit to Another Country

This is where those of us with a particular affection for multi-purpose furniture might need a sit down and a cold flannel. The stackable Stool Four from Another Country, available in a natural oak finish or a high gloss green finish, can offer you not just one but two extra seats for occasional entertaining. They even look cool stacked up to use as a side table with their Art Deco silhouette, which avoids making your home look like an abandoned school hall. 

Why Stools are your next best Investment, Distinctify
Photography credit to Another Country

From the snazzy geometrics to the simplest of designs. Another Country’s Stool One is as effortless as they come. But with its three sturdy tripod legs and the wide range of colours it comes in, this stool is full of surprises. This classic design can be used as a bedside table or regular side table. Something to add character to your home!


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