Bar stools are very popular items of furniture
They not only enhance the appearance of a room, but they provide versatile seating for all types of occasions. Bar stools come in a huge variety of designs to suit rooms of any design style. Some stools are suitable for indoor or outdoor use with the added use of sunbrella fabric, or other such fabrics. From traditional wooden counter stools for rustic country kitchens, to contemporary metal bar stools complete with swivel seats, they are ideal for a home bar or game room. There’s a barstool design to suit all tastes. Do you like entertaining? Then bar stools are perfect for relaxing while enjoying a sociable time with friends!
Styles of Bar Stools
You can take your pick from various different styles!
- Simple Backless designs with solid or cushioned seats, and those with armrests and seat backs.
- Upholstered bar stools can be covered with hardwearing fabric in your choice of colors and patterns, to compliment your existing décor and other furniture.
- Vinyl and leather bar stools are other popular options to consider.
Alternatively, you may prefer to buy stools with detachable cushions that tie-on to the seat backs. This gives you the advantage of being able to change the covers for cleaning or if you fancy a change of look, and can be useful if your stools get lots of use.
How to decide what will fit best in your home
When deciding which type of stools to buy, remember to take accurate measurements of the space available, to ensure a comfortable fit. Bar stools usually come in two different heights, giving you your own choice of comfort. Stools should allow adequate legroom, but be close enough to the counter top for convenience. As a rough guide, aim for a gap of around 9 or 10 inches between the seat and the counter. Think about the positioning of your bar stools. Leave enough space between each one for people to be able to move freely.