Tips for Choosing the Best Bar Stools for Your Kitchen

Tips for Choosing the Best Bar Stools for Your Kitchen

In this post I will explore all of the latest styles for kitchen bar stools and give you tips to find your style and show you where to find the best ones.  I will show you the latest farmhouse styles, modern, rustic, mid-century modern, glam, wicker and fun colorful kitchen stools too. For more inspiration I will show you gorgeous kitchens in every style to see what bar stools look best in all different kinds of spaces.

Then at the end of this post I am asking for your input.  I am doing a mini makeover in my kitchen and I would love to hear from you based on the options in this post what bar stools you think would look best in my kitchen.  There is a picture of my kitchen at the end of this post and I would to hear what you think.

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Farmhouse Bar Stools

If you are an HGTV fan like me and you loved to watch Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna, then you may be a fan of the farmhouse style. Chip and Joanna showcased this style on their show and helped make it one of the most popular home styles today. Farmhouse style is a mix of materials like wood and galvanized steel and other natural textures. Oftentimes materials are rustic and worn. You will often see cream paired with other neutrals plus patterns like buffalo plaid. Farmhouse style often incorporates flea market and thrift store finds into the mix. Below check out some gorgeous farmhouse kitchens and get inspired by the farmhouse style bar stools that they chose. I will also show you my favorite farmhouse barstools and where you can find them.

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Here are my absolute favorite farmhouse style stools for your kitchen and where you can find them.

FARMHOUSE BAR STOOLS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | DISTRESSED WHITE METAL STOOLS

TWO | LOW BACK METAL & WOOD

THREE | METAL & WOOD COUNTER STOOL

FOUR | DISTRESSED METAL STOOL | MORE COLORS

FIVE | WALNUT & WHITE STOOLS SET OF 2

SIX | WHITE & WOOD BACKLESS

SEVEN | FARMHOUSE SWIVEL STOOL

EIGHT | WHITE & WOOD MEDIUM BACK

NINE | WHITE & LIGHT BROWN BAR STOOL

Modern Kitchen Bar Stools

Modern design is all about clean lines and minimal décor. The look is very uncluttered. Neutrals like browns, beige, black and whites are the staples of the modern design. It is all about form over function. Is this the look that you are going for in your kitchen? If so then check out the most gorgeous modern kitchens and bar stools in the pictures below. Then check out where you can score some beautiful modern stools for your own kitchen.

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Below check out where you can get beautiful modern bar stools for your kitchen.

MODERN BAR STOOLS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | MODERN BLACK & SILVER STOOL

TWO | GREY FABRIC STOOLS

THREE | ROUND GOLD SET OF 2

FOUR | DARK GREY LEATHER

FIVE | ROUND WHITE LEATHER

SIX | DARK GREY & WALNUT STOOLS

SEVEN | MODERN BLACK LEATHER & METAL

EIGHT | WOOD WITH GOLD BASE

NINE | CLEAR & SILVER STOOLS

TEN | WHITE VINYL STOOLS

ELEVEN | BLACK LEATHER STOOLS

Rustic Stools for the Kitchen

A rustic kitchen is a space that embraces the rugged natural beauty of things. Colors are earthy and natural, and textures are inspired by nature like worn wood, leather and metal. If you love the charming feel of a rustic kitchen then you will want to look for bar stools that are worn in wood, metal, leather or a combo of these materials. Get some inspiration by these charming kitchens below that have incorporated rustic bar stools into their design. Then see where you can find the best rustic stools for your space.

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Check out the ultimate finds in rustic bar stools.

RUSTIC STOOLS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | NATURAL PINE STOOLS

TWO | BRONZE WITH WOODEN TOP

THREE | WOOD WITH IRON LEGS

FOUR | ROUND RUSTIC BROWN

FIVE | BLACK BRUSH SILVER & WOOD

SIX | WOOD & IRON STOOL

SEVEN | ROUND SWIVEL STOOL

Traditional Bar Stools for Your Kitchen

If you want your kitchen to be comfortable, causal and classic then you are probably a fan of traditional style. This style is a combo of comfortable furniture with classic designs and casual décor. This includes warm colors and symmetrical lines. To incorporate the traditional look into your kitchen with your bar stools choose stools that have a timeless design, with either straight lines or rounded profiles. Look for stools that have a large fabric curvy top combined with sleek wooden frames, also graphic patterns would look great too. Check out below some traditional bar stools that take these kitchens up a notch. Plus, where you can find gorgeous traditional stools for your kitchen.

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Find out where you can get your traditional bar stool fix below.

TRADITIONAL BAR STOOLS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | CREAM STOOLS WITH NAILHEAD TRIM

TWO | CHERRY SWIVEL BAR STOOL

THREE | GREY FABRIC STOOL

FOUR | IVORY LEATHER STOOL

FIVE | WHITE WOOD COUNTER STOOL

SIX | WEATHERED GREY BACKLESS

SEVEN | TUFTED WINGBACK GREY STOOL

EIGHT | CREAM SCROLL BACK STOOLS

NINE | TAN FABRIC WITH WOOD LEGS

Wicker Bar Stools

I chose to focus on a material and not a style for this one because I think that wicker bar stools can go with so many kitchen styles. I have seen them in farmhouse, coastal, modern and even rustic kitchens and they look fabulous in all. What I love about adding wicker bar stools to your kitchen is it immediately adds warmth, personality, texture and interest. If that sounds like what you are looking for in your kitchen then get inspired by these amazing kitchens below that have added wicker bar stools to finish off the look.

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Find out where to get gorgeous wicker stools to warm up your kitchen below.

WICKER STOOLS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | LIGHT OAK & WICKER STOOL

TWO | WOVEN SEAGRASS BAR STOOL

THREE | OPEN BACK ADJUSTABLE STOOL

FOUR | BLUE & WHITE WICKER STOOL

FIVE | WICKER BUCKET SEAT BAR STOOL

SIX | WICKER STOOLS SET OF TWO

Glam Stools for the Kitchen

Do you love pretty things? Do you want your kitchen to be fancy, extravagant and feminine? If so then the glam style might be perfect for your kitchen. Glam design blends metallic, bold colors and sparkly accessories for an airy upscale feel. For glam bar stools choose shiny metallic finishes, gold is especially in right now combined with feminine colors and luxurious textures. Get inspired by some ultra-extravagant glam kitchens with bar stools that hit the mark. Then check out how to glam up your kitchen with some new pretty stools.

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Ready to glam up your kitchen? Find the perfect stools below.

GLAM BAR STOOLS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | ROUND GOLD SWIVEL BAR STOOLS

TWO | CLEAR ACRYLIC SWIVEL STOOLS

THREE | ROUND GOLD BAR STOOLS

FOUR | FAUX FUR AND GOLD STOOLS

FIVE | WHITE & GOLD STOOLS

Mid-Century Modern Bar Stools

Mid-century modern is a design movement from the 1930s through 60s. This style is extremely hot right now. The style is all about clean lines, gentle organic curves, and a mix of different materials like metals, leathers and wood. If I just described your dream kitchen then you will love the following gorgeous mid-century modern kitchens that show case the perfect bar stools to get the look. At the end you can see where to find the best mid-century modern stools.

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Check out below the best finds for mid-century modern stools.

MID CENTURY MODERN BAR STOOLS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | BLACK STOOLS WITH WOOD LEGS

TWO | BROWN SNAKE SKIN STOOLS

THREE | WHITE & NATURAL WOOD STOOLS

FOUR | BROWN FAUX LEATHER BAR STOOLS

FIVE | MID CENTURY SWIVEL BAR STOOL

Colorful Stools for the Kitchen

An easy way to add a little drama and interest to your kitchen is to add a pop of color with your barstools. Colorful barstools are a fun way to show your personality in an otherwise neutral kitchen. If you don’t have the budget for new stools then take your favorite color spray paint to your old stools for an instant re-fresh. I have found some pretty kitchens below with bright bold bar stools. Plus, check out my absolute favorite colorful bar stools and where to find them at the end.

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Below check out where to get these fun colorful stools to add a little personality to your kitchen.

COLORFUL STOOLS | WHERE TO FIND | CLICK THE LINKS TO SEE ALL AVAILABLE COLORS

ONE | TEAL METAL BAR STOOL

TWO | ORANGE WITH BACK

THREE | DISTRESSED BLUE STOOL

FOUR | MINT GREEN STOOL

FIVE | DISTRESSED BLUE BACKLESS

SIX | BLUE MODERN STOOL

SEVEN | GREEN SHORT BACK

EIGHT | YELLOW METAL STOOL

NINE | TEAL BACKLESS STOOL

TEN | PINK BAR STOOL

ELEVEN | MINT GREEN BAR STOOL

Ok, so you made it to the end so hopefully you now have decided on the perfect bar stools for your kitchen. Whether your style is traditional, modern, farmhouse, rustic, mid-century modern, glam or somewhere in between you are sure to find a little inspiration in this post.

So, now I have a question for you.  Above is my kitchen that I was telling you that I would love your input on.  I want to update the look and maybe lighten it up. I have shown you all the latest styles for bar stools. Now I ask your advice- what style do you think would look best in my kitchen? Leave a comment or hit me up here and let me know. I will update this post with the new bar stools to see what you think.

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