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Discover unparalleled sophistication and comfort with Frontgate's exquisite collection of bar stools and counter chairs. Elevate your entertaining experience with our meticulously crafted bar seats, ranging from timeless classics to contemporary designs. Immerse yourself in luxury with our swivel bar stools, offering both convenience and style. Choose from an array of options, including backless bar stools for a sleek and modern look, or opt for a high back bar stool for added support and elegance. Our counter stools are expertly designed to seamlessly integrate with your space, providing the perfect balance of form and function. Add a welcoming accent to your kitchen or living room with bar and counter stools from Frontgate. Browse our wide array of versatile bar stools and kitchen stools in all your favorite styles to find the best fit for your home.

Types of Bar Stools

Take your home's dining and entertainment areas to new heights with Frontgate's collection of kitchen island stools and bar chairs. Explore different sizes to find the right bar-height or counter-height stools for your space and browse the range of convenient design features for a comfortable fit.

Our bar seats and counter chairs include versatile designs that work well as breakfast stools for the kitchen and as seating for happy hour at the home bar. We stock a range of sizes and styles to fit in with your existing furnishings and counters.

Bar Stool Heights

When exploring bar stools for your home, consider the height of your bar or kitchen island and the specific type of stool that will work best.

Counter Stool: Ranging from 24 to 26 inches in seat height, countertop stools are perfect for traditional 36-inch-high countertops.

Bar Stool: Typically, with a seat height of around 30 to 32 inches, bar stools are a great option for kitchen bars. Keep in mind that bar stool heights should be carefully selected based on the height of the countertop.

Swivel and Fixed Stools

Swivel bar stools make it easy to enjoy relaxed conversations with guests, while fixed bar stools for the kitchen island lend a classic feel with plenty of stability. Swivel stools are also great for smaller spaces, as they let guests get on and off the stool without disturbing those seated to the side. On the other hand, fixed kitchen bar stools can look more traditional and are often easier to fit into a classic kitchen design.

High-Back, Low-Back, and Backless Stool Designs

Our kitchen island stools collection contains pieces with a range of back styles to create a blend of function and style. Discover the perfect amount of support with a variety of counter stools with backs, such as high-back counter stools, low-back bar stools, and backless bar stool designs for a seating arrangement that feels just right for everyone.

Additional Bar Stool Features

Certain bar stools have other features that can enhance the look and feel of your kitchen, adding to the overall decor.

  • Cushions: Bar stools with cushions provide extra comfort for periods of prolonged sitting.
  • Arms: Arms on a bar stool provide comfortable spots to rest your arms while conversing.
  • Footrests: The ability for you or your guests to rest their feet on a footrest while sitting can provide an extra element of luxury and comfort.

Bar Stool Material

What the bar stool is made from can be just as important as the features or shape of the stool. Consider the finish and upholstery and whether they will complement the rest of the room's decor, too.

Wood: There's something classic about beautifully finished wood that never goes out of style. Choose island bar stools crafted from solid hardwood for long-lasting quality that pairs with any decor.

Upholstered: Home bar stools with cushions offer great comfort during mealtimes. Leather bar stools as well as those upholstered with other premium fabrics complement traditional and contemporary spaces, with subtle details like tufting and nailhead trim providing the perfect finishing touch.

Metal: Stools with frames made from metal are durable, easy to clean, and offer a clean, streamlined aesthetic that complements a variety of interior design styles.

Other materials look beautiful as part of a bar or counter stool design, too. Natural rattan and woven wicker designs deliver an elevated bistro or beach cafe vibe right to your kitchen. Whichever look you prefer, Frontgate has kitchen island seating and bar seats to bring a fresh new touch to your home.

How to Choose the Right Bar Stool for Your Space

Choosing the right bar stools for your home's bar space can be a fun and easy process, but you do need to consider various factors to ensure both functionality and aesthetic harmony. Start by measuring the height of your bar or counter to determine the appropriate stool height; typically, there should be 9-13 inches between the seat and the surface. Consider the style of your home and the existing decor, aiming for bar stools that complement the overall design theme. Is your current decor traditional, modern, or rustic for example? It's best to keep to your home's current theme. Think about the material and durability-metal, wood, and upholstery are popular choices, each offering distinct advantages. Swivel back bar stool options can enhance flexibility and ease of use, especially if your bar area connects to a living room or game room. Also consider the comfort factor, as you want your guests to enjoy spending lots of time at your home bar. For example, do you think high back bar stools would work best for your family or would a backless design better suit your guests' needs. All of these factors will help you narrow down the type of style of bar stools that will work best in your fun bar and entertainment space.

Shop Bar Stools and Kitchen Counter Stools at Frontgate

With a wide array of color palettes and seating styles, Frontgate makes it easy to find your new counter-height and bar-height stools. Whether you're adding a new counter to your kitchen or want to add bar stools or counter stools that complement your dining table and chairs, our range has what you need.

Refer to our bar stool guide as you shop our selection of unique designs, then mix and match bar stools in your space. For finishing touches, browse our bar cabinets and carts plus buffets and sideboards to create the perfect entertaining space. Whether you prefer the understated charm of a low back bar stool or the commanding presence of a high back design, Frontgate ensures that every detail is curated to enhance your home's bar area. Elevate your space with our exceptional bar stool collection, where quality craftsmanship meets unparalleled style.