If kids are in the picture you’ll definitely want to weigh more heavily those characteristics such as sturdiness (to prevent their accidentally tipping over) durability and ease of cleaning. Of course if the bar stools will be used exclusively (or at least primarily) by adults you can afford to safely go with lower backs more delicate stability and swivel options.
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.
Of course the backrest isn’t the only thing that makes a bar stool comfortable. Its entire design and structure are important. The type you choose has to do with the size of the room its function and also how often you plan on using the stools. You should focus on the height material and style of the stool. For example decide whether you want a swivel system or not and if you plan on getting a backless design the seat should be padded and big enough to be comfortable.
The Enzo counter stools combine wood and chrome for a modern aesthetic. They offer increased comfort thanks to the backrest and they also feature footrests another element which influences the overall design and functionality.
The general opinion is that bar stools with backs are more comfortable than the backless ones. It’s quite logical actually. Having something to rest against is definitely comfortable and even ergonomic especially if you’re sitting on the stool for long periods of time. Backless stools can be comfortable too usually if they’re only used periodically or for short periods of time.
If your bar stool area is nearby other chairs you might consider coordinating the seating throughout the space. This isn’t to say you should run out to the nearest furniture store and buy a set of identical-except-for-height chairs and stools. But you could consider keeping one style element similar for consistency such as the wicker seats in this photo.