Chic, modern or statement home accents aren't just reserved to tables or walls anymore. Shift your attention to seating and do it quickly, because everybody already has and upgrades are in progress as you read! The new obsession? Stools and pouffes with an edge so unmatched and stylish, they will elevate your living space, home bar, bedroom - you name it. To help you land this jackpot, we give you only the best - homegrown brands that are nailing this trend of contemporary, even desi and upcycled styles of stools and pouffes, with craftsmanship that tbh, we're pretty blown away by. Invite guests, take a seat with them on these stools, sit back and enjoy! Before that, bookmark and shop for these beauties on LBB.
Take A Seat, Decor Junkies: You Are About To Be Blown Away By These COOL Stools!
The handcrafted stools at Amoliconcepts are as dynamic and diverse as the brand itself. Together with using a range of fabric for upholstery like vintage velvet or traditional kantha embroidered cotton, knitted wool, and woven jute, the brand also makes use of durable outdoor and indoor materials like eucalyptus/mango wood, recycled fabric, aluminium or iron. You can pick up their tall bar stools with colourful legs (think bright orange, pink and blue) and footrest for comfort and pair them with a balcony height patio table or indoor bar. But if you want to fill empty floor space in the living room or bedroom, pick out the low footstools and pouffes. Complete with trendy upholstery, they add heaps of character and colour. The footstools double as great footrests under desks t now that many of us spend most days working from home.
Prices: INR 3,250 upwards
Nestroots is turning up the fancy with its footstools and ottomans. The contemporary design meets comfortable function is totally something Pinterest and IG are currently obsessed with. We're talking about those gold-plated metal frames shaped like cages with velvet/printed and embroidered cotton/leather upholstery. These sit pretty in multiples either in the living room or reading room. The brand also scores big for its affordable prices - pretty shocking for the sophistication we get in return.
Prices: INR 1,600 upwards.
Expect a whole lot of quirk, colour and in-your-face patterns in Sheen Decor's puffy stools. We're talking tropical forests, rose gardens, and camo prints. These stools make a fun statement in a sea of monotones or will only add to the cheer of a maximalist home. To us, the patterns depict a celebratory mood. You also have a limited number of sober pieces in velvet or jute seating, if that's more your style. These stools are available at throwaway prices as low as INR 1,600. We say so because they are all engineered with German teakwood, so quality > price here.
Prices: INR 1,600 upwards.
Sirohi by Skilled Samaritan Foundation
Sirohi's handcrafted stools, (emphasis on it being handmade) deliver some serious style and some good feels with it too. Every piece of furniture here is made by local women artisans from low-income communities and uses upcycled, sustainable materials. Not that just this, these stools are also highly functional - can be used as decor, a seat or even a side table. They are also surprisingly comfortable with sturdy iron and wood legs. Plus, since they use woven cotton rope, it's easier to clean unexpected spills without leaving noticeable stains. We love the ones in the signature Aztec patterns most. The prices may seem a little steep but you're paying for solid craftsmanship and quality.
Prices: INR 4,300
If you're looking for that one vintage-themed bar stool or a retro statement piece for the living room (vintage-themed homes are having a hot moment right now), we cannot recommend FurnitureRoots' stools enough. This brand's aesthetic is statement all the way, so don't go wanting something basic. Instead, act pleasantly surprised when you find cast iron metal and wooden stools shaped like the Eiffel Tower or like cool Victorian art deco and Bistro-style stools. All without burning a hole in your pocket.
Prices: INR 3,000 upwards.
Zawadi doesn't make regular stools but muddas (low-lying, desi-style pouffes) using colourful traditional Rajasthani patchwork, printed and embroidered fabrics. A desi home will really appreciate these comfortable, fairly large ottomans. These are also multi-use in that they can be used as large pillows on a diwan. Keeping these muddas clean for a long time may be a little tough since they sit directly on the floor, you may want to sit them on a floor mat.
Prices: INR 400 upwards.
Upcycled footstools that add just enough colour and character is what you will at Rimagined. The catalogue is limited but what you have to choose from is clean, earthy in its vibe and made from quality wood and upcycled upholstery. If you're one who doesn't use too many footstools, these options may just change your mind and have you make that purchase at least for the sake of decor.
Prices: INR 1700 upwards.