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.
In some cases the color palette sets certain ground rules. Like this contemporary kitchen that’s mostly white with a few black and gray-beige accents. The black bar stools are the excellent addition to the décor making everything else come together wonderfully.
The classical designs are often the best options when you’re trying to keep the décor simple and timeless. The Lapalma Miunn barstool fits really well in Scandinavian interiors. It features a gently curves wooden shell and its sleek and elegant design makes it very versatile.
Another type is the counter-height stool which is the one we’re more interested in. These stools are smaller than the ones used in bars and restaurants and they’re the best for kitchen islands. They measure between 24” and 27” in height. Then there’s also the bar-height stool which is the same one you see in bars. These can be used for standard built-in bars and have a height of 28” to 33”. The fourth type is the extra tall stool which is somewhere between 33” and 36” tall. In its case the name pretty much speaks for itself.
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.
Some designs and systems make it more difficult to determine the right distance between them. It’s the case here where this small kitchen island and its two attached stools had to fit into a limited space. Suspended seats such as these ones which come in pairs of two are easier to work with. Because they’re incorporated into the island they can be put away when not in use to save space.