At the modern end of the spectrum, a stool like this one from
Stylish with a touch of steampunk, this counter-height stool from
This luxuriously upholstered metal bar stool, also By Nick Alain, has a crystal accent under the seat. The uniquely shaped legs, pinched together half-way down, end in finial style feet topped by a gear-shaped trim.
The same shape of base with an upcycled metal seat makes for a rustic bar stool that would still be an appropriate addition to a modern space. The colored seats are perfect for mixing and matching.
Round bar stools can take on a retro feel when they are outfitted with an old-fashioned seat, foot rail and pedestal base. These were found at Finch, in Hudson, New York. The vintage look would fit well at a traditional style bar or at a rustic — or modern — kitchen counter.
For a more unusual twist, trumpet-shaped wooden bar stools (and matching bistro-height table) are an option. The shape is enhanced by the footrail that is only on one side which helps keep the profile slim. They’re great for a casual kitchen or bar area.
Another rustic bar stool with a more casual vibe is this one from Bella Rustica. The lively color and hand-tooled leather accent down the middle add special details to this piece, as does the nailhead trim.
For those who prefer a backrest on their bar stool,
A little color goes a long way in enhancing the wood of these rustic bar stools. Perfect for a rustic, industrial or casual living space, these seats from Horizon Home have a subtle streak of green that adds a reclaimed feel to the pieces.
Similarly, these spare metal bar stools are topped with a wooden seat that has splashes of color that also evoke a recycled feel. Whether or not you use them with the matching bar, they will inject some subtle color into your kitchen or bar area.
Speaking of a vintage or reclaimed vibe, these
Hairpin legs and a live edge seat highlight this rustic bar stool. From the collection of UMA, it’s definitely a casual piece of furniture.
From shiny and luxe, to rustic and recycled, there’s a bar stool that’s perfect for your kitchen or entertaining area. Don’t just choose a basic stool — you can highlight your style and decor preferences with the right set.