An Accent Chair for the Bath, Too Make the Bath Better With a Nice Chair, Bench or Stool

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by Shoshana Gosselin

Seating in a bathroom might seem like an afterthought, but it can be a very functional part of your room's style. An added chair, bench or stool can warm the place up, double as a small table, and hold linens and other necessities. In a powder room with little counter space, it is a great spot for guests to put their purses or keys. Oh, and if you are in the bathroom with a small child, it gives them a place to sit. Check out these examples:

by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti

Chairs create a comforting feel in a room that can feel cold. The rich wood, carved back, and ornate shape of this chair bring warmth to this bathroom and anchors the space.

mediterranean bathroom by Elizabeth Dinkel

by Elizabeth Dinkel

Near a bath tub, a stool is helpful for holding towels, or a magazine or drink while you are soaking in bubbles. This simple rich angle-legged stool adds character to this bathroom.

traditional bathroom by Filmore Clark

by Filmore Clark

Here is another example of a chair anchoring the space. Choose one that makes a nice contrast to an otherwise monochromatic room. The warm red against the green/blue tiles creates interest.

by BiglarKinyan Design Partnership Inc.

If you have a countertop with open space underneath, add a stool. It can be pulled out to serve as seating or side table.

by Xstyles bath

This stool turns a floating tabletop into a vanity.

by Brandon Barré

Create a very shiny, glamorous bathroom with glass tiles, a clear acrylic stool with a plush upholstered seat, and a crystal chandelier.

by Marie Burgos Design

Add a garden stool to your powder room. Guests will have a place for their purse or keys. Here is a cute one from West Elm and another in shiny chrome.

by Peg Berens Interior Design LLC

How about a stool in the shower? This one is the Prince Aha Stool from

by modern house architects

An Asian-style teak stool adds a spa touch to this open shower. Here's a similar one.

contemporary bathroom by Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs

by Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs

A bench turns a bathroom into a spa with an upholstered seat and throw pillows. And if it is a storage bench, it can serve as a linen closet.

by Joel Kelly Design

A long bench along a wall opposite your sink can be useful for placing slippers or a used towel.

I just love when function and style fuse together harmoniously. These stools pull out when you need them, then disappear when you don't.