Bar stools are becoming more common as a modern seating option in kitchens and dining areas around the world.
If you like to spend time in your kitchen, then bar stools give you a convenient place to sit, taking up less space than traditional kitchen bench or dining chairs. With a high counter top, you have a great location to entertain visitors over drinks or to dine with the family, provided you have the right set of stools to match your decor. The simple style of a traditional bar stool can make your kitchen feel like a modern bar, whereas a more advanced style with arms, backs, and cushioning will create a great informal dining area.
- 1. Modern Square PU Leather Adjustable Bar Stools with Back
- 2. Leopard Shell Back Adjustable Swivel Bar Stools, PU Leather Padded with Back, Set of 2 ( Light Grey )
- 3. Angel Line Cambridge bar stools, 24″ Set of 2, White with Gray Cushion
- 4. Halter Adjustable Height Stool Chairs, Counter Height Swivel Bar Stools
- 5. Mecor Metal Bar Stools Set of 4 w/ Removable Backrest , 30” Dining Counter Height Chairs with Wood Seat (Silver)
Our top choice from the best bar stools is Leopard Modern Square PU Leather Adjustable Bar Stools, and with this item, you get a set of two modern looking stools that swivel 360degrees. We reviewed the black PU leather finish, but it is available in many other colors.
The seat of this stool is made from foam and covered in PU leather. Its’ height can be adjusted with the airlift handle from 21.5 to 31.5 inches to match your counter height. The seatback measures 14.5 x 12 inches, so you get a small amount of support for your lower back. The base of the Leopard stool is made from polished chrome with a non-slip and no scratch rubber ring. You also get a small, basic footrest but this isn’t particularly comfortable to use, especially if you are not wearing shoes.
2. Leopard Shell Back Adjustable Swivel Bar Stools, PU Leather Padded with Back, Set of 2 ( Light Grey )
Leopard Shell Back Adjustable Swivel Bar Stools give you many of the same features as our best bar stool choice. Sold as a pack of two, these bar stools are designed with a shell-shaped design, which is quite attractive and more interesting than some of the more standard rectangular design.
The seat and back are made from foam and covered with faux leather, available in several different colors from black to bright orange. The back is 12 inches high and the widest point, at the top, is 17inches, so you may find it more comfortable than narrow options. These shell-back stools swivel 360degrees and are adjustable between 22.5 and 32.5inches. Unfortunately, as with the other Leopard stool, the footrest is a chrome metal bar, so not very comfy.
If you are looking for a more traditional design for your bar stools, then the Cambridge Cushion from Angel Line is worth considering. These are easy to put together and surprisingly comfortable to sit on, even though there is no back support.
These bar stools are made from wooden frames, with a footrest running around the bottom of the stool, and the padded cushion is made from PVC, which makes it very easy to clean. The nailhead trim on the cushions gives them an authentic feel. As the height cannot be altered and the top of the seat measures just 24 inches high, so you should check your counter height before buying these counter stools. If you do choose them, you can be confident that you have great quality, sturdy product.
Halter Adjustable Height Bar Stool Seat is available in five different colors and is easily adjusted with the airlift system. You simply use the handle to smoothly raise or lower the seat to heights of between 24.8 and 32.6inches.
The ergonomic features of this bar stool include the mid-back design and the curved footrest that encourage appropriate posture, however, the seat does not provide much cushioning so it’s not overly comfy for long periods of sitting. The Halter is a relatively durable piece of furniture, made with reinforced fabric and a steel base that has a protective layer to prevent scratches on the floor.
5. Mecor Metal Bar Stools Set of 4 w/ Removable Backrest , 30” Dining Counter Height Chairs with Wood Seat (Silver)
With the Mecor Metal Bar Stools, you get a set of four matching seats with a height of 30inches. While they are not adjustable in terms of size, the backrest can be removed, making it more versatile and easier to stack for storage.
These metal frame bar stools are made from steel, with pyramid chair legs and anti-slip feet giving it a very sturdy base. The seat measures 12 x 12 inches and the ergonomically designed back has a height of 16inches, making it one of the best bar stools to support your whole back. The Mecor stools are heavy-duty products that are weather-resistant and highly durable, but you won’t get any padding on the seat top.