The bar stool: it’s a staple in clubs, pubs, and restaurants everywhere. But have you considered the effect a well-appointed bar stool can have on your home’s style?
We’re sharing some of today’s hottest bar stool trends, plus design ideas for incorporating this seating must-have into nearly any space. Keep reading to see what we recommend …
Bar Stool Ideas for Any Space
Give your patio, dining room, or kitchen island a quick style boost by swapping out traditional seating for a set of 2 bar stools. Create an outdoor bar area, gather around a dining table, or place around a breakfast bar to instantly elevate (pun intended) your style.
Outdoor Bar Stools
Counter-Height Kitchen Stools
Tall seating isn’t reserved for the home bar or lounge. In fact, a counter- or balcony-height dining set is perfect for adding sophistication and dimension to the kitchen or dining room. Counter seat height usually ranges between 23 and 28 inches tall, so to keep guests comfortable while they enjoy their meals, look for stools with tall backs, upholstered seats, or padded cushions.
Popular Bar Stool Materials
The materials you choose for your bar stool set can have a huge effect on the overall look. Keep reading to see the two trending materials we love for the home bar.
Clear & Translucent Bar Stools
To make a sleek, modern statement, look for designs with clear acrylic seats or legs. Add a touch of glamour by choosing a style with high-shine metallic legs, or incorporate the trend more subtly by pairing a traditional leather seat with a see-through base.
Clear and translucent furniture allows the eye to pass through with ease, taking up minimal visual space and making this style ideal for small spaces.
Grainy Wood Finishes
One of our favorite trends is the use of grainy, reclaimed wood in bar stool seats and frames. Deep wood grains, live edges, and distressed slab seats lend a natural, down-to-earth look to any space, and can be incorporated with nearly any style.
For a more rustic look, incorporate unfinished or distressed wooden elements. If you’d like a more modern style, look for stools that pair glossy wood finishes with high-shine metals or sleek leather seats.
Trending Bar Stool Styles
Are you into gritty industrial designs, or rustic simplicity? What about classic mid-century style? No matter your signature style, you can find the bar stool set that’s perfectly tailored to your tastes. We’re sharing three of the top bar stool styles … Which one would you choose?
Industrial Bar Stools
Industrial style bar stools provide the perfect dose of gritty masculinity, without sacrificing style or sophistication. Pair a set of industrial bar stools with other pieces of industrial furniture, or combine with different designs for an eclectic industrial look.
Mid-Century Bar Stools
Mid-century modern style is hot in homes everywhere, so it’s no surprise we’re seeing the look in bar stools and counter stools too. Give your space a distinctly mid-century look by choosing bar stools with splayed dowel legs, curved lines, and Eames chair-inspired seats.
Simple Scandinavian Bar Stools
Scandinavian style is all about simple composition, natural materials, and a minimalist color palette. Look for bar stools upholstered with natural materials such as linen and cotton, and choose simple silhouettes that prioritize function over form.
Photo by Becki Owens
Farmhouse Style Stools
It’s no surprise that farmhouse style furniture is mega-popular in the world of home design, and this means you can expect to see plenty of bar stools flaunting the trend. Look for weathered woods and natural finishes to bring this rustic-romantic look to life.
If your space’s seating could use a little pick-me-up, consider a new set of stools. Hayneedle has a wide variety of bar stools & counter stools in every shape, style, and color … Are you ready to find your new favorite piece?