There are few decorative elements within a home that can seamlessly skirt the line between form and function. Aside from their obvious point of functionality, said pieces can stand in as a decorative accent, one that imparts the home with a unique design detail and can, at times, even pass as the focal point of a room. Take stools, for example: at its core, one can function as a side table, nightstand, plant stand, and—yep, you guessed it—as a seat. Enter the fresh crop of design-forward options
that challenge all preconceived notions of what a stool should look or function as. Read on to see the design-centric stools we're loving right now. Ceramic Milking Stool
, Workaday Handmade, $1,100
For the space in need of a vibrant punch of color, this ceramic stool is a seriously solid contender. Handthrown with a handpainted matte finish, it's the perfectly-imperfect stripe pattern of this stool that contributes to its boldly decorative vibe.