Choosing the Right Bar Stool
Bar stools are the perfect solution if you’re looking to add more seating to a room without taking up a lot of space. Bar chairs can be used in a dining room, a living room, a kitchen or even a game room. Not only that, but bar stools come in a variety of different styles. From modern to traditional, from standard-height to counter-height – it can be tricky to find one that works with your space. That’s where we come in. We’re going to help you find the right bar stool by breaking down the different options to help you decide.
When choosing the right bar stools, you have to consider the style of the surroundings. For a more modern room, choose counter stools with a chrome finish. Modern bar stools feature chrome detailing but have simple, clean lines.
Another option is a more traditional style. These counter stools feature dark wood and bonded leather which have a more rustic, rich aesthetic compared to the modern bar stools. Traditional bar chairs would go well in a classic dining room or a pub-like game room.
Next, you have to consider the height of your bar stools. Bar stools usually come in three heights: standard, counter-height and bar-height.
Standard-height is the height of a normal dining chair. This would be for a kitchen table or dining room table. If you’re looking to add bar stools as seating at a kitchen counter or dining set, you’d want to choose counter-height bar stools. Counter-height stools usually have 24 to 26-inch legs, fitting a table that’s 36 inches tall. If you’re looking to place your bar chairs at a high-top table or at a bar, bar-height stools are the best choice. Bar-height stools have 28 to 30-inch legs, fitting a table that’s 42 inches tall.
Lastly, you need to consider how many stools you can fit at your table, counter or bar. Making sure your guests will have enough room is important, so give each counter stool a space that’s 21 to 25 inches wide. Remember, bar stools that swivel or have arm rests will take up more space, so lean towards giving those stools 25 inches of space or more.
There are a lot of bar stool options out there, but deciding which one is right for you comes down to style, height and spacing. Whether you’re looking for modern or traditional, counter-height or bar-height, we have something for you. Browse our selection to find the perfect bar stools to add to your room.