One of the easiest and most effective ways to infuse some new personality into your kitchen is with bar stools. Even the dullest, most drab kitchen can benefit from the style they can offer. What’s great about these pieces is how versatile the selection can be. You can play with the height, shape, color, pattern and texture to bring tons of character to the space.
Worried they’re outside your budget? Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a fortune on them to get great style, either ─ you can usually find some at thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales for a fraction of the cost of retailers and then get creative with some simple DIY projects. Some spray paint and new cushions can make a world of difference.
Here are some inspiring examples of bar stools in a variety of different styles to give you some ideas.
Kitchen Bar Stool Ideas
Blue and white chevron bar stools with a natural base bring some great color and fun to this all-white kitchen.
Source: One Kings Lane
A bold pop of blue in the bar stools is an unexpected touch that gives this kitchen some personality.
Source: House to Home
Rustic bar stools suit the reclaimed wood accent on the island perfectly.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar
Elegant detailing and shaping in the stools compliment the Morrocan tiles.
Source: My Domaine
How charming are these two bar stools? The unique shape, natural fabric, and studded detailing bring a great, unique touch to the island.
Source: Style At Home
For a country chic kitchen, these metal bar stools fit perfectly into the subtle yet charming story that’s going on.
These bar stools are as basic as they come, but one creative detail in the “dipped” look of the paint job elevates their style.
Source: Mim Design via My Domaine
Do you love macaroons? Then you may love these eccentric and colorful bar stools that are inspired by the French treats.
Art takes on a new form in the kitchen with these eye-catching bar stools.
Source: Home Designing
Nothing says “luxe” quite like metallics, especially with a contemporary edge like these beauties.
Source: Style Me Pretty
If you already have some bar stools, there are lots of DIY projects on the internet that show you how to spruce them up. Have fun with it!