12 Eclectic Ladders and Step Stools

Whether you have tall kitchen cabinets or an attic storage space, having a ladder or step stool in your household repertoire is a must. Step stools and folding stools, which are mostly used indoors, work especially well in kitchens and closets where storage space is at a premium. On the other hand, ladders are functional both indoors and out, but they come in handy when hanging Christmas lights or cleaning out gutters. Beyond being practical, they can also add to your eclectic decor; library ladders give a regal feel to any bookcase, and stools can come in fun designs and colors. Here are a few things to consider as you purchase your newest addition. More 
Marlow 18" Drum Stool, Polished
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Add extra seating that’s truly extraordinary to your eclectic home. This cool stool is made of cross-hatched metal and studded for exciting standout style.
“Design and color” — maryrene01
Eidolon Designs
English Ladder Chair
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“Boja ormana” — Svetlana Radojević Vukićević
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English Ladder Chair
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Pottery Barn
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PB Prop Collection Rustic Ladder
$179
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Storage goes vertical with this rustic ladder. Hang up blankets, clothing, coats or anything you'd like while saving on floor space.
“This one” — justcantwait
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A. Bernard Rolling Library Ladder
$3,500
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The details in this are amazing.
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A Magic Garden Step Stool
$59.99
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Help your little one gain independence with this little step stool. Unique in finishing design, the additional unique shape also offers your child a place to sit in style. Dimensions: 14x14x12-5/8"
“Love this for Ava” — ckoonce
1stdibs
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Jean Royere Model 'Yoyo' Bar Stools
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Are these not too much? Believe it or not, they were designed by Jean Royere, the talented French designer from the last century. If you are a fan of his iconic designs, these Yoyo bar stools are quite rare and definitely collectors' items. Bonus: The seat is made out of a faux fur, so they are super soft. Set of 4.
“They look so comfy” — Cindy Klein
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Folding Step Stool
$20
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This step stool is clever and cute at the same time. The design with lime green and polka dots means you might not want to put this away. But, if space is a premium (like at my house) you can fold it up and put it away. Supports up to 300 lbs. 15"H, 15"W, 12"D
“Step stool” — Ruth Urrutia-Greenwell
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Do I need a ladder or a step stool?


Even if you live in an apartment or condo, having some sort of stool or ladder is helpful. Ladders are traditionally used for yard work and outdoor duties; they work great for cleaning out gutters, putting up holiday decorations or maintaining tall trees. On the other hand, stools offer less of a boost, which is why they are ideal for indoor use. They come in handy when grabbing items on taller shelves or cabinets, and are also great for small children.

What size ladder do I need?


Before you make your purchase, think about your tasks and what size will suit your needs. If you need on your roof, an extendable ladder is a must, while smaller ladders might do the trick if you're working indoors. Kitchen step stools usually need two steps to reach the highest shelves, though a bathroom stool is lower to the ground, especially since it is mostly used by children. While you should consider your activities, you should also keep in mind your height; smaller people, including kids, require more steps; just be sure to find one that is safe for the whole family to use!

How do I store a ladder?


Thankfully, most ladders and step stools are foldable, which makes them easy to fit into any nook or cranny. Since full-sized ladders take up a lot of space, be sure you find a folding one, and place it somewhere sturdy so it doesn't fall over and cause harm to people or products. Step stools can go either way, especially since they are so small. Folding stools are great for storing on hooks in kitchens or garages, while colorful wood stools can easily slid under a bathroom sink or in a clothes closet.
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