Whether you live somewhere that tends to have wet and soggy weather or you see only the occasional rainstorm, having an umbrella on hand is a must. And, setting up a designated area for your umbrella to dry off—aka, an umbrella stand—is even more important, not just for convenience, but also for protecting the floor from puddles and preventing any slips and falls.
“Umbrella stands are one of those functional accessories that are often overlooked when thinking of a well-appointed entryway—that is until the rain pours down and we have nowhere to put those sopping-wet umbrellas,” says Katie Phillips, an outdoor living designer and co-founder of Spade & Sparrow Designs. “There are multiple reasons why you should consider an umbrella stand at your home’s entry point,” she adds, explaining that the amount of space you have for an umbrella stand can ultimately influence the type of umbrella stand you choose. “Even if you have an entry with very limited space, you can find low-profile stands that nestle in a corner or fit directly against a wall,” she explains.
With so many umbrella stands to choose from, we researched dozens of styles and carefully considered the material, function, and how it will be used to determine the best of the best. Our top pick, the Umbra Bellwood Umbrella Stand, has a simple and modern design and is small enough to work as a space-saving option while also holding a variety of umbrella types. In addition to this best overall selection, we also took a look at different umbrella stand types to help you choose the top one for your home.
Umbra Bellwood Umbrella Stand
Simple, modern design
Easy to wipe down and clean
Not ideal for smaller umbrellas
Our top pick overall for the best umbrella stand is the ultra-sleek Umbra Bellwood Umbrella Stand. This modern umbrella stand is constructed from wood, alloy steel, and resin to create a sturdy and functional way to dry and store umbrellas. Plus, did we mention it looks gorgeous and comes in either white or black? Measuring 27 x 8.75 x 8.76 inches, it’s also compact enough to save space and be easily stored in a hall closet when not in use.
In addition to its size and the way it looks, the umbrella stand is also easy to clean and has a built-in resin base to conveniently catch raindrop residue.
Price at time of publish: $63
Dimensions: 27 x 8.75 x 8.76 inches | Material: Wood, alloy steel, resin | Color: White, black | Weight: 5 pounds
Mind Reader Umbrella Rack
Sleek, space-saving design
Holds a variety of umbrella styles at once
Not good for shorter or kid-sized umbrellas
Not as stylish
If you’re shopping for a more budget-friendly umbrella stand that can get the job done at a fraction of the cost, the Mind Reader Umbrella Rack is a must-have. This lightweight umbrella stand works well in an “as-needed capacity” since it’s easy to move around and stores well in a hall closet when it’s not raining. Measuring 20.87 x 7.09 x 7.09 inches, the umbrella holder also saves a lot of space due to its sleek and simple style.
While it’s not the most design-forward option on our list, it’s highly functional and can hold a variety of umbrellas (although smaller umbrellas, such as your child's cute panda parasol, might be harder to fish out). Plus, it comes in two colors—black and silver—that do their best to blend in with home decor when in use. Whether you’re looking for an option for your home or office, this is a fantastic budget-friendly choice.
Price at time of publish: $25
Dimensions: 20.87 x 7.09 x 7.09 inches | Material: Metal | Color: Black, silver | Weight: 1.67 pounds
AYTM Curva Umbrella Stand
Made of sturdy iron
Built-in drip dish
A sleek statement piece for your home
Compact umbrellas won’t stay in place
For those who prefer a metal option, the Curva Umbrella Stand by AYTM boasts a chic and sophisticated design with its brass finish and arched details. This stunning metal umbrella stand has a lightweight, design-forward look but is actually made from heavy-duty iron, making it durable and functional.
Best suited for larger umbrellas, the stand also features a super cool built-in drip dish that protects the floor from moisture while the umbrellas air dry. While we wish it came in more colors, we appreciate the way the gold elevates the overall look and transforms the metal umbrella stand into a stylish piece of home decor. Just expect to plunk down a serious amount of cash. Still, for something this gorgeous, we think it's well worth it!
Price at time of publish: $199
Dimensions: 22 x 7.24 x 7.24 inches | Material: Iron | Color: Gold | Weight: Not listed
Winsome Wood Portland Umbrella Stand
Made of solid and composite wood
Holds both long and compact umbrellas
Blends in with other home decor pieces
Doesn’t come in lighter wood finishes
Tricky to put together
Sturdy and timeless, the Winsome Wood Portland Umbrella Stand is our top pick for best wood umbrella stand. Constructed from a combination of composite and solid wood in a dark cappuccino finish, this stand can hold all sorts of umbrellas, including large ones and compact sizes, too.
While its wooden design can easily blend with certain home decor pieces (depending on your style) and the dark stain finish is handsome, we wish it came in a few more color options, such as plain white or a light wood wash. And we wish it wasn't so tricky to assemble. Nonetheless, the stand serves its function well, has an excellent design, and is super versatile, too (plus, it would make a great yoga mat holder when it’s not raining).
Price at time of publish: $79
Dimensions: 26.77 x 11.02 x 11.02 inches | Material: Solid wood, composite wood | Color: Dark brown | Weight: 8 pounds
Best With Coat Rack
Yaheetech Coat Rack and Umbrella Stand
Hooks hold up to 11.02 pounds each
Constructed from durable iron
Doubles as a coat rack
Tricky to assemble
Not as sturdy at the max weight
For a space-saving option that boasts lots of versatility, consider an umbrella stand with a built-in coat rack. Our top pick for this category is the Yaheetech Coat Rack and Umbrella Stand, which is made from durable iron, has a functional two-in-one design, and sports hooks that can hold up to 11.02 pounds each (though we don’t recommend maxing them out, as it might become less sturdy, depending on the type of flooring it’s on).
Measuring 73.2 inches tall and 11.8 inches wide, the umbrella stand is fairly compact, considering it’s also a coat rack. The base (aka, umbrella portion) can fit up to four long umbrellas but also has the ability to hold shorter styles with a secondary bar to keep everything in place despite its more open design. Whether you need something for more seasonal use that is easy to store in a closet during summer or want a coat rack and umbrella stand for an all-year-long display, this is a smart pick.
Price at time of publish: $100
Dimensions: 73.2 x 11.8 x 11.8 inches | Material: Iron | Color: Black | Weight: 6.66 pounds
Ballard Designs Vine Umbrella Holder
Stylish, modern design
Ultra-sturdy and durable
Holds a lot of umbrellas
Smaller umbrellas can be harder to retrieve
Darker shades not an option
Ceramic umbrella stands are the perfect pick for someone shopping for an option that can stay up year-round and blend into home decor. The Vine Umbrella Holder looks great and works well as a home decor piece. Plus, the umbrella stand is also highly functional, with pierced vine trellis details designed for both looks and to help dry umbrellas faster.
Made by hand from ceramic, the 23.25 x 10 x 10-inch umbrella holder is sturdy enough to hold large umbrella styles without tipping over, and it can also fit other items, such as canes, a small yoga mat, golf clubs, and more.
Price at time of publish: $149
Dimensions: 23.25 x 10 x 10 inches | Material: Ceramic | Color: Cornflower, navy, white | Weight: N/A
Dovecove Marionville Freestanding Umbrella Stand
Comes in a light and dark rattan color
Bottom basket has a removable, water-resistant catchall
Off-gassing upon first opening
Rattan continues to have its moment and, if you’re one of many who can’t get enough of the woven look, this umbrella stand is for you. The Dovecove Marionville Freestanding Umbrella Stand has a simple, large cylinder design with handle openings on either side, making it easy to transport throughout the house as needed or in and out of storage if you prefer not to have an umbrella stand up year-round. Measuring 21 inches tall and 9.5 inches wide, the umbrella stand is also a decent size and able to hold several umbrellas at once.
From a functional standpoint, the stand might not look like much—we love its discreet design—but it’s actually capable of a lot with a removable water-resistant catchall dish at the bottom of the stand. It also comes in both a whitewash shade as well as a darker honey brown so that you can select a shade that best fits your decor and style while keeping your floors dry.
Price at time of publish: $107
Dimensions: 21 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches | Material: Rattan | Color: Whitewash, honey brown | Weight: 4 pounds
Yamazaki Home Umbrella Stand
Super small design that saves space and fits portable umbrellas easily
Modern and sleek design
Easy to store when not in use
Slots aren’t large enough to hold big umbrellas
Fits only four umbrellas
This umbrella stand saves space with a capital S. The super compact 11.8 x 4.3 x 4.3-inch holder is created from manufactured wood and steel, making it a small yet super sturdy option for drying and storing up to four umbrellas. The modern and sleek design blends well with a variety of home decor styles plus also hides well in small closets and mudrooms when not in use.
While it can’t hold large umbrellas without tipping over, we aren’t all that surprised, given it’s designed to save space and those umbrellas tend to err on the tall side, considering their size. Ideal for corners in your tiny entryway, office spaces, and even outdoor porches, the stand has a barely there feel while remaining functional and sleek.
Price at time of publish: $35
Dimensions: 11.8 x 4.3 x 4.3 inches | Material: Manufactured wood, steel | Color: White, black | Weight: 2.9 pounds
Best With Shoe Rack
Michaels Organize It All Bamboo Shoe Rack with Umbrella Stand
Big enough to fit other items, such as a yoga mat
Tall shelf for boots
Not super sturdy on carpeted areas
Whether you’re shopping for a highly versatile shoe rack for your entryway or want an umbrella stand that also doubles as a shoe holder, the Organize It All Bamboo Shoe Rack With Umbrella Stand from Michaels is a fantastic option. The under $100 umbrella stand also boasts tons of value, considering how much you get from one piece of furniture.
From your entryway to your mudroom, this durable bamboo rack can keep you organized with everything you need before heading out the door (including a taller shelf for rain boots!). Additionally, the umbrella stand area can hold an assortment of umbrella sizes as well as a cane or a yoga mat.
Price at time of publish: $66
Dimensions: 31.5 x 10.3 x 30.5 inches | Material: Carbonized bamboo | Color: Tan | Weight: Not listed
3 Art Metal Wall-Mounted Umbrella Holder
Sleek design camouflages into the wall when not in use
Fits long and short umbrellas
No assembly required
Catchall tray is small
Holds only four umbrellas
If you live in a city that sees a lot of rain, a more permanent mounted umbrella stand might be the best option for your needs. We love the 3 Art Metal Wall-Mounted Umbrella Holder from Etsy because it has an ultra-minimal design that holds the household’s umbrellas (you might need a second stand, such as the budget-friendly Mind Reader Umbrella Rack or to purchase and install multiples to hold additional umbrellas).
Designed to look like mini shelves, the two-part sleek umbrella stand is constructed from durable metal in a black or white finish and would work well in small apartment entryways and mudrooms alike.
Price at time of publish: $61
Dimensions: 3.94 x 3.49 x 1.96 inches | Material: Metal | Color: Black, white | Weight: Not listed
The best umbrella stand is the Umbra Bellwood Umbrella Stand, which features a minimalistic design, can hold a variety of umbrella types and has a built-in resin drip tray that’s easy to wipe and clean. Plus, its simple design and size make it an excellent space-saving option, too. For a more budget-friendly option that can be used as needed, consider the Mind Reader Umbrella Rack, which has a cylinder design, mesh metal details that help air out soggy umbrellas, and lightweight construction so you can easily store it when it’s not in use.
What to Look For in an Umbrella Stand
Size and capacity
When shopping for an umbrella stand, be sure to consider the overall size and capacity—meaning how many umbrellas it can actually hold—to determine whether or not it will work in your space. “The functionality of an umbrella stand completely depends on its capacity, and its size drastically impacts your home’s interior design,” says Sarah Bowen, an interior designer and co-founder of Spruce Up. “Capacity is also crucial when considering the weight of your umbrellas—if you have multiple heavy umbrellas, you need an umbrella stand that can hold its own,” she adds, noting that umbrellas get heavier when wet, so you want to account for that when looking at size and capacity.
“When buying an umbrella stand, the material can make or break whether it coordinates with your home’s existing design,” Bowen explains. And, while the overall look and cohesion of a stand is important, the function of its material also matters. First and foremost, the material should be able to withstand moisture, so plastic, resin, metal, iron, or wood (with a water-resistant seal) are ideal. It’s also important that umbrella stand designs feature some form of drip tray—whether it be built-in or removable—made from a waterproof material to protect floors from moisture.
The weight of an umbrella stand and how much weight it can hold is also important to consider. If an umbrella stand has a more bottom-heavy base and can hold a larger weight capacity, it can prevent the stand from tipping over when full of umbrellas (especially taller umbrellas, which can easily create a top-heavy situation if not in the right umbrella stand). Weight also matters when considering usage, especially if you’re looking for an option that is easy to move around so you can store it in a closet when not in use.
Do you need an umbrella stand?
“The necessity of an umbrella stand depends on the weather conditions where you live,” says Bowen. “If it doesn’t rain often, an umbrella stand may just sit, taking up space, without a lot of use,” she adds, noting that they are a must-have for more frequent rainfall. Even if you don’t see a lot of rain, an umbrella stand can still be beneficial—especially if it’s something more lightweight and compact such as the Yamazaki Home Umbrella Stand—as they not only keep umbrellas organized but also serve as a functional way to dry umbrellas and prevent moisture damage on floors.
How many umbrellas will a stand hold?
An umbrella stand can come in a variety of sizes, so the number of umbrellas it holds varies between three and ten. Phillips says one that can hold between four and five is standard and will almost always suffice.
What’s the typical lifespan of an umbrella stand?
“Your umbrella stand’s lifespan will depend on the quality of materials,” says Bowen. If lifespan is important to you, she recommends choosing one made from durable, hard-wearing material, such as iron or metal. “An iron umbrella stand can last you years and years,” says Michal Rubin, the principal designer and owner of MR Interiors. He notes that, while ceramic or glass is heavy-duty and can last, you run the risk of knocking it over and shattering it.
Why Trust The Spruce
Contributing writer Jessie Quinn covers everything from organizing solutions to home essentials for The Spruce. When researching the best umbrella stands, she considered everything from the quality of material to size to how well it stands up when filled with wet umbrellas. She also looked at function and use, considering options that can be stored away when not in use. To help inform her research, Quinn reached out to interior design experts Katie Phillips, Michal Rubin, and Sarah Bowen for their insights on what makes an umbrella stand the best and what to look out for when shopping for one for the home, office, and beyond.