Here in Los Angeles we’ve been battered by non-stop rains for the past several weeks, so it’s no wonder we began thinking beyond boots and slickers and started looking for attractive, well-designed and interesting umbrella holders (if you say “umbrella stands” to a Californian, they’re likely to think patio umbrellas). As we searched through the myriad of ugly ones, we came across some really fun and well-designed umbrella caddies for home or work.
Great-Looking Umbrella Holders
Mind you, there are tons of unattractive umbrella stands on the market. We’ve ever only blogged about one; these gorgeous Deer and Crane stands by Taiwan’s Liberte Design Studio.
But between the giant heavy ceramic cylinders, plastic Rubbermaid-types or awful metal lattice and mesh designs, it’s not easy to find a decent looking one that will hold a number of umbrellas and keep your floors from getting wet.
Figural or form, here are our picks for the best umbrella stands, holders or caddies for your home or office that we could find on Amazon. While there are many to choose from on the site, in terms of design, we found less than 20 we really liked. When we say “best’ we mean in terms of aesthetics and conception rather than engineering – since we have not tried all of these. However we did look for those that either have a drip tray or are water-proof and rustproof.
Gold or Silver Rain boots Umbrella Stand
Am adorable pair of rain boots, Wellies or galoshes are made of waterproof resin come in a gold or silver finish and are adorable indoors or out.
Another variation on the above are made of glazed ceramic, less defined and come in glossy white or gold.
The Seletti Milo Umbrella Stand
Designed by BLOW for Seletti, the Milo Umbrella Stand brings a little classical Greek art to your space. Made of water-proofed fiberglass, she stands 20″ tall.
Modern Clean Umbrella Buckets
These sturdy and durable metal umbrella stands have a baked-on waterproof and rustproof finish. A simple silhouette of an umbrella itself, they are modern, clean and functional.
The cone-shaped buckets work indoors or out and is available in 3 color variations.
Shark Umbrella Stands
The Sharks head umbrella stand from China is available in either a colored plastic version or a more expensive chrome-plated version in Silver or Black.
Both are non-slip, waterproof and a novel way to store umbrellas or other items.
Buy the chromed version here
Buy the plastic version here
Umbra Bellwood Umbrella Stands
This umbrella caddy from Umbra’s really nice Bellwood collection combines steel and bent wood in two versions. Black or white, it has four slots for tall umbrellas and two hooks inside the upper ring for small umbrellas.
Designed by Jordan Murphy for Umbra, there’s a black and walnut wood version or a powder-coated white and natural wood version.
The stand has a waterproof resin base and measures 8 ¾ diameter by 27 inches tall, fitting neatly into multiple spaces with ease.
Torre & Tagus Notable Owl Umbrella Stand
The chess piece-inspired bespectacled Owl umbrella stand is handcrafted by artisans so no two will be identical. Made of white ceramic, he measures 9″ diameter by 20.5″ tall.
Anti-slip Indoor Umbrella Storage
This minimalistic plastic stand may not be beautiful but it stays put and can easily be tucked away into a corner and put away when not needed. Suitable for all types of umbrellas as well as walking canes, wrapping paper or brooms.