7 Stools That will Elevate Your Bathroom Design

Bringing function into the bathroom can also bring style. An accent stool is an ideal way to enhance your design while giving you a convenient perch for yourself or your bathroom belongings. When you’ve got a freestanding tub, a stool is a stylish way to keep what you need nearby. Incorporating a stool into your design makes your space feel more complete and can add balance to the other elements. Natural materials paired with sleek metallics and resins, and textured surfaces next to smooth—contrast creates interest. Pair a colored tub or tile with a neutral stool or a bright white tub with a bold color. A stool is a versatile way to inject style without making permanent changes. You can tilt your design in a new direction with a functional stool that’s beautiful, too. Here are a few to consider.


Ribbed Stool Polished Bronze 
Contemporary but with a classic line, this versatile stool looks like bronze, but it is made from a lightweight material that’s easy to move. Over time, it takes on a patina like real bronze, making it an ideal choice to pair with timeless elements such as natural stone.

Product pairing: The circular design in both the Pearl soaking tub create a soothing flow.  


Ribbed Stool in Polished Bronze from the Phillips Collection

Hydro Systems Pearl soaking tub



Alpine Accent Stool
So simple, but so elegant. This suar wood stool complements a range of design styles. Paired with a freestanding tub, the effect is serene, complementing contemporary or Japandi styles and more.  

Product pairing: Alpine and the Slate freestanding bathtub work together as contrasting geometric elements. 


Alpine Accent Stool from All Modern

Hydro Systems Slate freestanding bathtub


Solid Onyx Stool
An earthy, but sophisticated companion for a sleek freestanding tub. Each onyx stool is handcrafted and unique, made from natural stone with variations in color and patterns. It’s a work of art but serves a function in your design.

Product pairing: The minimalist curve of the Alamo freestanding bathtub and the jagged edges of the onyx stool achieve a strong juxtaposition.


Solid Onyx Stool from Arhaus

Hydro Systems Alamo freestanding bathtub


Stone Stool by Marcel Wanders for Kartell
So much style radiates from this simple hourglass shape. Made in Italy from transparent or batch-dyed polycarbonate, its geometrical facets reflect light, creating an ever-changing dance of colors. It’s scratch and water-resistant, and sustainably produced. Available in clear or jewel-tone colors.

Product Pairing: Denali’s soft silhouette strikes a balance with  Kartell’s avante-garde design. 



Stone Stool by Marcel Wanders for Kartell

Hydro Systems Denali freestanding bathtub


Cast Petrified Wood Stool 
Crafted to look like age-old wood grain, the surface of this resin stool embodies modern organic style. The durable material outlasts wood and complements natural stone surfaces.

Product pairing: Gateway’s asymmetrical design aligns with this angular stool. 


Cast Resin Petrified Wood Stool from Phillips Collection




Hydro Systems Gateway freestanding bathtub


Arch Solid Cork Contemporary Sculptural Side Table
When searching for sustainable materials for your project, cork should be on your radar. This abstract stool combines minimalist style with ethical sourcing, making a positive impact both environmentally and artistically.

Product pairing: Summerlin’s graceful presence harmonizes with this distinctive stool 


Arch Solid Cork Contemporary Sculptural Side Table from Grain

Hydro Systems Summerlin freestanding bathtub

Colonna Stool
An unexpected burst of color in a bold, in a minimalist form. This Memphis-inspired stool, imported from Italy, is made from thermoplastic, so it’s ideal for withstanding moisture in the bathroom.

Product pairing: Soho freestanding bathtub makes a modern statement; the Colonna stool punctuates it.  


Ettore Sottsass Colonna Stool 


Hydro Systems Soho freestanding bathtub