Bar stools are one of the final touches in a kitchen and can either bump it up a notch or make it fall flat. There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a bar stool. You may be surprised to learn that it’s one of the hardest choices to make in kitchen decor. That’s because there are things to consider such as height, comfort, length of the seat, and of course style. Make sure you know the measurements of your bar so the stools will fit under the bar and whoever is sitting in them will be able to do so comfortably. Also consider the length of the seat and whether you want any extra support, such as cushions, a back, or even arm rests. Finally, think about the style and colors in the kitchen so they will adorn it nicely rather than stick out like a sore thumb.
To help you out, here are 10 stylish ideas for bar stools to get you inspired.
These wicker bar stools were made for comfort with their high backs and cushioned seats. They reflect the color palette and visual weight of the kitchen.
Lucite bar stools are a stylish, modern option that is a great option for a small space. The lucite will blend right into the space, taking up little to no visual space.
For a counter-height bar, these stools are the perfect height. The metal adds some cool contemporary charm to an otherwise traditional kitchen.
Here is another example of lucite bar stools, this time on wheels. Perfect if you plan on moving the bar stools around to other areas of the kitchen or for extra seating in the living room.
Want something a little different? I love this idea of using a bench as a bar stool. It’s very cozy and unexpected.
Salvaged industrial bar stools give this modest kitchen a lot of charm. You can discover great finds like these at garage sales and thrift stores.
While simple at a glance, these metal bar stools have a strong design influence that brings a nice industrial edge to this white kitchen.
Bar stools are a great spot through which to bring in some texture or pattern to a kitchen, either on the cushions or even the backs of the chairs as seen here.
The classic look of these bar stools and the studding down the side adds a lot of sophistication to this elegant kitchen.
By blending the color of the bar stools to the island, the colors are blocked perfectly and creates more perceived visual space.
Remember not to rush yourself when choosing bar stools. When shopping, be prepared with measurements, colors, and other important design aspects of the kitchen so you’ll be ready to make a smart purchase.