Upholstered seats are as a general rule certainly more comfortable than their non-padded counterparts. But there are pros and cons when considering upholstery on a seat that sees more than its fair share of staining potential.
Green Gables Furniture has this Steel Traditions Crestone Swivel Barstool that features leather seat. Lapped seams across the cushion add strength and the old-fashioned steel base has a characteristic round foot rail. A little color goes a long way in enhancing the wood of these rustic bar stools. Perfect for a rustic industrial or casual living space these seats from Horizon Home have a subtle streak of green that adds a reclaimed feel to the pieces.
After going through two styles dominated by rough designs and rather bland colors we now redirect our attention towards the mid-century modern designs which incorporate a little bit more colors bold shades as well as more delicate and subtle looks. They maintain a timeless design and have a classical allure but they also tend to be more graphical and modern. When talking about bar stools this translates as sleek and simplistic creations often featuring dynamic colors in order to become a focal point in the overall décor.
Some bar stool designs are more suitable for small spaces than others. A good example is the Lucy counter stool which with its sleek and versatile design can seamlessly integrate in small kitchens as well as in other areas where space is limited.
At the modern end of the spectrum a stool like this one from Worlds Away is a very stylish choice. The round brass stool has a white faux leather polyurethane upholstered seat which makes it very easy to clean. Stylish with a touch of steampunk this counter-height stool from Nick Alain is more like a piece of industrial art. The unique base has squared off legs topped off with a set of five shaped spindles that hold up the beveled metal seat.
A similarly well-balanced décor is featured here. This open floor plan uses a long kitchen island as a divider between the spaces and the black bar stools emphasize this barrier. They match the counter top and the accent wall.