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Vanity Stools and Benches

Vanity stools are the perfect way to incorporate seating into rooms with otherwise limited places to sit. They can range from compact and discreet to grande and eye-catching, but always seem to evoke a sense of old school Hollywood glamour. The most popular use for a vanity chair is coupled with a bedroom vanity, as a place to sit during ones beauty routine — hair, make-up, the whole nine yards.

If your daily routine doesn’t excite you, a new vanity bench or stool may be just what you need to make every day feel like a trip to the beauty parlor. Before you jump at the first gorgeous stool you find, consider all of the options detailed below to find a design you will love sitting on day after day.

What type of vanity chair should I get?


Vanity chairs are a great way to introduce an element of comfort to a room typically focused on function. However, you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other — it is possible to find both comfort and function in a vanity seat. Assess which of the following features are important to you, then narrow down your search accordingly.

Padding: For maximum comfort, look for upholstered vanity furniture with padding in seat at least. You’ll be able to sit there longer, and the fabric will soften your space. The best part about most upholstery, is that you can change it down the road for a whole new look if you so please. A removable cushion will make this easy, but is not necessary.

Backs and Arms: Typically, vanity stools do not have backs or arms. However, there are plenty of options available if you want a little extra support to lean on. Look for a vanity chair if you want a design with a low- to mid-height back. If you prefer the backless option, look for a vanity bench or stool. Keep in mind that having arms on any style will make the act of sliding onto and off of the chair slightly more tricky (but hey, that extra effort might be worth it if that’s the look you’re going for).

Storage: For those of you that appreciate furniture with multiple functions, vanity stools with storage provide the perfect solution to keeping unused items off your countertop. Some designs give you the ability to store items in the seat itself, while others can be skirted to hide anything stowed beneath them. The latter may not be as practical if you move the chair around often.

Height and Width: This is the least exciting of all the choices you will have to make, but is one of the most important. Make sure the height of the seat coordinates with the height of the table, so that you can actually sit on it without jamming up your legs in an uncomfortable position, or having to sit far away from the table. Also be conscious of the width of the seat, so that you can slide it under the table easily when not in use, unless you plan to keep it out on display.

Get inspired with our curated ideas for Vanity Stools & Benches and find the perfect item for every room in your home. With such a wide selection of Vanity Stools & Benches for sale, from brands like Holland Bar Stool Company, Spice Islands Wicker, and Butler Specialty Company, you’re sure to find something that you’ll love. Shop from Vanity Stools & Benches, like the the Mongolian Lamb Faux Fur Clear Acrylic Square Leg Stool or the Urban Modern Round Acrylic 3 Legged Stool, while discovering new home products and designs. Whether you’re looking to buy Vanity Stools & Benches online or get inspiration for your home, you’ll find just what you’re looking for on Houzz.
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