Having a bar or an island in the kitchen is pretty much a must. It’s a very functional thing to have plus it gives you the opportunity to incorporate bar stools in your design and they’re one of those elements that elevate the style in a room. There are numerous types of bar stools you can choose from and the decision has to be based on the overall style of the décor. So let’s see how different types of bar stools integrate in different kitchen decors.
There are a lot of ways in which a white bar stool can influence the overall décor of a room. For example it can stand out by contrast or it can feature a quirky and interesting shape which allows it to become a focal point.
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.
The Century chair by Marcel Wanders is produced in two versions: a lounge armchair and a dining chair. Both versions are equally elegant with black sculptural feet that bend backward and a short and classy backrest.
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.
In traditional or rustic interiors however the accent is not as much on the sophisticated looks as it is on the way an element matches everything else around it and on the way it integrates in the whole décor composition.