How To Choose The Right Bar Stool For Your Home/h2>

Bar stools are a popular element in home décor and furnishings these days and for good reason. Not only are they functional, but they are also fun and decorative, adding a stylish punch to any room’s décor. If you have a thing for bar stools, you’ll want to know how to choose the perfect one for your particular needs and design preferences. 

Steps To Choosing The Perfect Bar Stool

Not every bar stool is created equal, but there’s a bar stool for every room, so follow the steps below to make sure you choose the perfect ones for your home. 

1. Draw inspiration from other homes and/or photos of other homes. Pay close attention to the stools’ details. Do the stools you love have cushions for added comfort or are they modern and sleek in style? Are they backless? What color are they?

2. How do you want your bar stools to coordinate with your existing décor? Do you want them to blend in or complement an accent color in the room?

3. Decide how many stools you need. A good rule of thumb is to find bar stools that are at least 20 inches wide for optimal comfort. So, if you have a 6-foot countertop, you’ll want no more than 4 bar stools – maybe even 3 – as there’s nothing worse than vying for elbow room when you’re trying to eat. 

4. Check the height. Barstool height is important, especially when it comes to kitchen stools. No one likes to struggle to sit on a stool, much less feel uncomfortably far from the floor when seated. A good bar stool height is about 26-27 inches. This height should accommodate everyone comfortably. 

5. Decide the stool’s function. What do you plan to use the bar stools for? Do you want versatility? If so, you may want to choose a backless or swivel option. If you prioritize comfort, a bar stool with upholstery, arms, and a back will probably be better. 

Bar stools can be extremely functional as well as beautiful, so finding the perfect ones for your home is important. Follow the steps above to make sure you get the right bar stools for your needs and preferences.