Round or oval? Swivel or still? And how high? These are all considerations around choosing the best bar stools for the best mornings — and these chic, fun and practical seating options are equally as inviting and inspiring in the early hours as they are for the best sort of socializing as the sun goes down.
These are bar stools bring in all the elements: a sleek, geometric shape, back support, and top shelf, polished material. Wooden stools fit especially well in a kitchen that is not wooden — here, they beautifully complement the two-tone marble and painted kitchen island and add a rustic element to an otherwise crisp, contemporary setting.
Some bar stools are the feature; another choice is a stool that stylishly blends. These smoothly crafted, wooden stools add a classic touch to the sleek, modernist kitchen space, even while tucked under the bench until the cereal is out and the jug has been boiled. They are backless so that they take up no space — perfect for a small kitchen or a breakfast area that runs up against a hallway. Yet there is no skimping on comfort with the scoop-bowl seats that feel like a warm hug, whichever time of day.
In an all-white kitchen, go with wood or metal bar stools. Wood adds a natural, raw element to a polished kitchen space, while metal can bring in the industrial aesthetic to an otherwise sparkly, clean decor.
Or embrace all white with more white — padded and just a little higher than an armchair, these upholstered white bar stools bring a little bit of living room into the kitchen where so much activity and action unfolds.
These subtly scooped black stools have a casual feel with a design-y attitude. Black and white is a gorgeous, contemporary kitchen pairing and the elegant black legs echo the frame of the overhead bench lighting, so that the whole breakfast and casual dining setting is framed and cohesive.
How about getting truly comfortable, from the moment you wake to the last hot drink of the evening. A bar stool can be as padded and cosy as a couch with the height that keeps you awake for both the early mornings and the convivial evening moments that naturally unfold at a beautifully designed breakfast bar.
You can bring the café inside with clean, retro designs and a colour scheme that flows into the palette of the kitchen. These are sturdy stools that don’t dominate; the three, spring-like tones bring a freshness to the space — and with the smooth, scooped back, you’ll be happy this café never closes.
Let the sun shine in with coloured metal bar stools that are minimalist in their design, tuck neatly under the breakfast bench, and can highlight the natural colour accents of the classic white and wood kitchen. Just add orange juice and eggs. Oh, and vases of flowers are always a happy morning accessory.
This delightful setting for the earliest sight of the day is both elegant and playful — and while all elements of the kitchen play their part, these bar stools are the feature that make the scene sing. The luxuriously padded stools are tall and voluptuous and designed first for comfort and then for effect. They need not be relegated to breakfast — imagine every dinner party with the important people in life who know that the best occasions usually unfold in the kitchen.