Product + Inspiration: Sling Ottoman {aka: folding stool}

It’s the first day of SPRING and I couldn’t be happier.  Here in Atlanta we’re going to get a real dose of spring weather when temps reach near 80 degrees tomorrow.

To kick off the spring season, I’ve got a new Product + Inspiration post for you today. I hope you’re inspired.

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DIY Inspiration: My Favorite DIY Stools

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 Footstools are one of my favorite accent pieces.  I have several around my home and three thrifted pieces waiting in the garage for a makeover  (before and after to come soon).

When it comes to DIY projects, stools are also one of the easiest and quickest projects you can undertake.  The average size footstool only takes a yard or so of fabric and you can easily paint the frame or legs with a sample size containers of paint. In just a couple of hours you can create a unique accent piece that can be used in some many rooms of your home.  Here’s a look a some of my favorite Footstool DIY’s and at towards the end of the post you’ll find a few room inspirations featuring stools.  Enjoy and be inspired.

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Faux Fur

Faux fur is following in the steps of an animal print and is fast becoming a classic decor element.  A footstool in faux fur is a great way to introduce this material into a room without it becoming overwhelming.

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Black and White

Classic black and white patterns will never go out of style because this color combo can be mixed with just about any other color combo. A fun footstool in a bold black and white pattern will work with just about any design style and is a great way to add a pattern accent to a room.

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Floral

I love floral patterns but wouldn’t use a large amount of it in my home.  For me, floral accents are best and a cute stool like this makes just the statement I’d like.

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Plaid

Here’s another classic black and white pattern featured on a footstool.  The classic plaid mixes well with the modern styling of the stool.

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Crochet

I don’t know how practical a crocheted footstool is in a bathroom but it sure is cute.  I’d put this piece next to the bed or a side chair.

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Painted and Upholstered

Stools come in all shapes and sizes and this taller piece is perfect for a little paint and fabric refresh.  This is an easy and inexpensive diy project that could be a beautiful accent at the kitchen counter.

Just a few other reasons why footstools are good to decorate with:

*  It’s an easy way to add an accent color or pattern to a room

*  Footstools can provide additional seating in a pinch

*  Next to a chair, a footstool can serve as a small side table

*  And naturally they make a great foot rest!

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Happy Decorating!

Shelly

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