Chinese drum stools are simple yet stylish, and despite their name, they do not have anything to do with music. They are also referred to as garden stools, but they have a number of practical and decorative uses that go way beyond the backyard plot. They are perfect for the living room. Unlike stained and varnished wood furnishings, they add color, function and amazing appeal. Consider these stylish ways to use earthenware seating in the heart of your home, and bring the space to life with something beautiful and truly unique.
They Make Fantastic Pedestals for Decorative Display
One of the best ways to highlight a decorative item is with a pedestal. It separates the item from other decorative pieces, and it beautifully raises it up to the ideal viewing height. Not all decorative pieces should be displayed at eye level. On the contrary, some of the most impressive setups are only a couple of feet off of the floor. Consider using a series of Chinese drum stools to display a few of your favorite ornamental items. Place them beneath a living room window or against a bare wall. Top them with items of visual interest. They will be at the perfect height for viewing when in a seated position.
Use Chinese Drum Stools Instead of End Tables
End tables are typically square, and they are rarely unique. Consider using Chinese drum stools instead of wood, metal, glass or slate. They will be a little lower, but a shorter table is not necessary undesirable, especially when using task lighting. If you love to read, the alternate tables will be the ideal height when topped with a reading lamp. They will also add color and style to your living room arrangement while doubling as chairs when extra seating is needed.
They Make Gorgeous Stands for Potted Houseplants
Are plants part of your living room decorating scheme? Consider using a Chinese drum stool instead of a metal or wooden plant stand. A big Boston fern or a variegated spider plant would look phenomenal on a ceramic garden stool, especially if you place it beneath a window ledge that holds an array of plants. Choose glazed ceramic pots in colors that coordinate with the garden stool. Baby’s tears, ivy, flowering primrose and Pothos plants are a visually appealing combination. In any case, the plant on the unique new stand will become the star of the show and the focal point of the entire display.
Source: Professional Home Decorating Experience