The Very Best Barstools
Traditional eat-in kitchens have transformed over the years from a small dining table within a kitchen to an oversized island with barstools to accommodate the more open floor plan. I am 100% all in with this trend and don’t see it going out anytime soon. When shopping for barstools, there are a few key items to consider as you want to ensure they are equally comfortable and aesthetically beautiful as the focal point of your kitchen.
Here are my tips for shopping for the best barstools:
Measure your island, divide by the number of stools you’d like and account for six inches of elbow room in between them. You want to make sure when there are people seated at the stools that they have enough room to comfortable eat next to each other.
Consider the frequency of use and who is using the barstools. For a space with small children, consider an easily wiped down option like lucite, leather or plastic. You can also feel free to reach out to me to order custom upholstery in high-performance fabric that easily spot cleans if you’re looking for that luxe and comfortable fabric option.
Contrast your colors. If your kitchen island is dark, go with a light wood or woven option so the barstools stand out. If you’re kitchen is all white, bring in some warmth with something darker. If you want a more tone on tone look, consider contrasting finishes or materials instead of alternating colors.
Your barstools should fit under your counter with 10 to 12 inches between. This leaves enough room for legs to tuck under the counter top comfortably.
Below, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite barstool inspiration for you!