I remember getting that last big piece of furniture for my house–years after moving in, of course–and thinking, “Finally, this is it!” It took no time to realize that a house truly comes together in the small, pretty details–at least the ones that the kids don’t destroy. My umbrella stand is one of the lovely accents that brings me a lot of joy and does an important job. Bonus: it doesn’t break easily. Check out these fab umbrella stands to add a touch of color, whimsy, or design to any size or style of entry way.
Traditional Umbrella Stands
The Kensington Umbrella Stand ($139.95, Crate and Barrel) , has a timeless, laid back design that can work in nearly any home, from traditional to modern, and the antique brass finish works as well in a mud room as it does in a formal entry. The only drawback is the hefty price. though this piece is definitely a keeper.
This porcelain umbrella stand has the same traditional elegance and versatility as an oriental rug. It easily fits a traditional home, but can also add a nice flourish to a spare aesthetic. I like the slightly more graphic feel of the black and white umbrella stand, but the ivory with pink cherry blossoms is pretty, too. ($105, Amazon)
Modern Umbrella Stands
This metal Nest umbrella stand ($79 at our Amazon affiliate) is a sort of modern take on the Kensington, above. The cut out design gives it an airy feel that will work especially well in a smaller space more prone to clutter, especially in white, though it looks great in black, too.
Made by one of the premier producers of modern home furnishings, this Kartell umbrella stand, available at Ambiente Direct ($137.50) has a classic modern shape. The plastic stand comes in several shades, some opaque (black, white, silver) and some transparent (blue and red), making it a great choice for a space in need of a pop of color.
Glam Umbrella Stands
I love this sleek gold umbrella stand ($98, Amazon). At two-feet tall, this larger stand, made of porcelain with a lacquered gold surface, can give any roomier entryway a touch of 70′s glam.
With its perforated black metal and gold accents, this Brelso umbrella stand, ($69, Amazon) has an 80′s glam vibe that’s so very now. But you know, 80′s. It reminds me of a cool cuff bracelet or hot perforated handbag that I’d wear, and who doesn’t want a touch of fashion style as they enter their home?
Utilitarian Umbrella Stands
If you’re looking less to make a statement and more for a practical, discreet solution, this Universal Adsorpotion Umbrella Stand ($9.99, FeelGift) is a good option. The stand consists of two small pieces, a ring that you put the umbrella through and a shallow cup in which the bottom of the umbrella rests. The design is super clever, but the catch is that it installs with a magnet. Anything you attach it to has to be made out of metal.