Bar stools, or counter stools, are one of those fun details that can really add a lot of personality to your kitchen. Choosing the perfect one can be overwhelming though; there are so many styles out there. I’ve put together 10 of my favorites that work in any space, whether you have a sleek industrial style or want to punch up your traditional country look with a little contrast.
10 Modern Bar Stools 1 of 11
Whether you need one stool or a dozen to complete your space, here are 10 great options for the modern kitchen.
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Delta Bar Stool 2 of 11
Sleek, lightweight aluminum make these an easy choice for any space. The cushion adds a pop of color (and comfort on a cold morning).
From Crate and Barrel, $150.
Tractor Bar Stool 3 of 11
Inspired by an actual tractor stool, re-imagined in sustainably harvested walnut or ash.
From DWR, $1,250.
Tabouret Stool 4 of 11
The bar stool version of this popular chair is just as chic.
From Overstock, $350 for two.
Wishbone Bar Stool 5 of 11
Sculptural with a transitional finish that works well in a variety of kitchen designs.
From World Market, $130.
Marais Bar Stool 6 of 11
There are Tolix copies all over (including, ahem, in this roundup) but sometimes you just have to go with the original.
From DWR, $300.
Flint Bar Stool 7 of 11
Raw steel and squared-off lines give these an industrial edge.
From CB2, $109.
Perch Counter Stool 8 of 11
The perfect mix of natural and industrial, these colorful stools are cute and comfortable.
From West Elm, $255.
Saddle Bar Stool 9 of 11
A little fun pattern (it's available in a variety of fabrics) to punch up your space. Sometimes you need a cushy chair to pull up to the bar or counter.
From West Elm, $430.
Vapor Bar Stool 10 of 11
For a kitchen that's short on space, this bar stools seem to disappear, allowing seating without visual clutter.
From CB2, $190.
Samson Stool 11 of 11
A modern interpretation of a mid-century classic, this steel stool is also available in a variety of colors.
From Industry West, $145.