Bar Stools For Kitchen Islands

A barstool for your kitchen island can come in handy in a multitude of ways. For one, if you are having someone prepare vegetables for a meal as a helper, but they cannot stand for long periods of time, they can sit and chop at the island. Or perhaps you can use your island as a breakfast area on occasion. We have a collection of bar stools specifically geared toward use at the island, all sturdy and high quality.

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Tailored cottage design

Tailored cottage design
This type of stool is a very solid and comfortable product that is made of durable materials. The seat has got a comfortable padding and a strong backrest support. It has got a stable and wear-resistant construction.

Isabella Barstool

Isabella Barstool
This set of high quality stools brings the comfort and elegance into any kitchen or dining room decor. These stools have got solid hardwood frames and rush seats made of natural rye. The seat height (26") is ideal for adult users.


This set of bar stools embodies all the best features of modern design - cool and clean, minimalistic design, high-quality materials and sophisticated vibe. A great compliment to a kitchen island or a countertop, composing together the core of a contemporary dining room.

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To have such novelty stools by home kitchen bar, one must have guts in a way! But still I feel totally attracted to the design. A combination of distressed rustic kitchen island and industrial spring stools stole my heart!

Bar stools for kitchen islands


Kitchen island dining set

If you want to create a charming ambiance, this kitchen smoothly combines traditional design with fresh, modern colours. Combination of black and white provides energy and liveliness to the space.

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this could work for our kitchen. Love the open feeling even though it was probably once a galley kitchen.

Our advice Buying Guide

How many stools do I need for a kitchen island?

To figure out how many bar stools will comfortably fit at your kitchen island, simply divide the length of the island countertop, in inches, by 30. This is because the recommended space for each bar stool is between 28”-30”. These measurements allow each person at the bar to sit comfortably without overcrowding.

Round up to the nearest whole number. For example, if your kitchen island is 72” long, 72 divided by 30 is 2.4, so you would round up to 3 bar stools for your kitchen island.

If you select bar stools with arms, you’ll need to account for extra elbow room by adding 2” to your denominator in your calculations.

For households that require additional seating, you can increase the number of bar stools for kitchen islands by placing an extra stool at either end of the island or choosing slimline, backless, and armless stools.

How tall should a bar stool for a kitchen island be?

When shopping for bar stools for kitchen islands, the height of your stool will depend on the height of your kitchen island countertop. If your island breakfast bar is at counter height, 34” to 36” tall, then you’ll want to invest in counter stools that are roughly 24” tall (measured from the floor to the top of the seat).

If your kitchen island has a bar-height counter, 40” to 45” tall, you’ll need to select bar stools that are roughly 30” to 34” high. As a general rule, your bar stool should be 10” to 12” shorter than the counter height.

Do my bar stools need to match my kitchen island?

No, bar stools for kitchen islands do not necessarily need to match the kitchen island. In fact, bright bar stools or stools that are very different can be a fun way to add a focal point into your kitchen!

We would recommend that you look for bar stools that have at least something in common with your island, however, for some form of cohesion.

For example, even though they don’t have to match, it could be good to look for similar silhouettes, similar shades of wood, or similar colors.


Towel bar hooks 1

Such a cute little hanging basket to store your excess toilet paper mounted on a handy towel bar, which gives you, even more, storage space. Notice the pretty mounted plant, gives the room a very fresh look.

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Love the raised counter for stools but want it at my island. Also, this countertop color/style is what I like with the white cabinets and taupe walls, but darker floors

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Spare some old pipes? How about re-using them - they can form a functional towel rack in your bathroom, which at once gets a nice industrial vibe. Fix the galvanized pipes to wooden boards and equip them with towel hooks.

Bar stools for kitchen islands

A marvelous kitchen layout with a functional island. It's characterized by a high gloss top and vintage bar stools, one side has a built-in bookcase, which is a great solution for an open kitchen connected with a living room.

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Your Reclaimed Rustic And Recycled Oak

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The lovely and talented Christine Dovey / designer - Chicago house// love everything about it, and thank her for telling me that the pendants are Visual Comfort Hicks large pendants from Circa Lighting.

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Custom made bar stools 1

This fine bench stool for two can be a nice way to put some classic flavor into your contemporary kitchen. The bench uses a wood frame with tapered legs and fixed stretchers, while the seat is upholstered with a grey, striped fabric.

Antique bar stools 3

You wouldn't know by looking at it, but the kitchen island is actually a salvaged church altar from the late 1800s. Joanna topped it with stainless steel — the perfect surface material for baking gingerbread cookies with the kids. The cool Christmas tree

Brown bar stools

A set of classic barstools with various colors, that will check in any type of kitchen, pub, or bar. Each stool has a wood frame with tapered legs and square foot rest, holding a well-shaped seat - upholstered in a leather with nail head trim.

Kitchen island stools

Pretty traditional barstools having wooden frames finished in black. A barstool has 4 upright angular tapered legs joined by thin straight stretchers and a wider footrail. A mid-height backrest features an X-inlay. A squarish seat is brown.

Home Styles 5010-94 Woodbridge 2-Tier Kitchen Island, White Finish

This kitchen island has been created of Asian hardwood. It has a white finish which gives you that feeling of your clear and aesthetic living space. There are two drawers e.g. for cutlery and two adjustable shelves inside.

Stool cushions round

A stunning kitchen island that will also make for a nice dining area for your family, if you combine it with those amazing bar stools that sport the charming and colorful upholsteries with flowery patterns.

Hooks instead of towel bar

Interesting and useful combination of hooks and bars that allow for storage and organization of jewelry, shoes, clothes, etc. These are simple metal elements that are resistant to wear. They look very nice in any design.

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The kitchen is not only the place where the meals are prepared. It is the heart of each home. Mixing the traditional cupboards with the industrial stool and lamp is a perfect marriage of the old and new times in the interior design.

Bar table with storage

Can we all take a vacation on this kitchen island? #Perfection

Eclectic stools

LOVE those stools. Ashley Campbell Interior Design

Building bar table

Dining set consisting of table and 2 bar stools. Construction is made of wood. Table has open shelves on the base for stroing tableware and others needed items. Functional design for each home.

Saddle seat stool cushions

This dining room set catches the attention with its glamorous 2 tone effect. Celadon grey framing combined with red cushioning provides an interesting composition, bringing in warmth and liveliness to the space. Openwork backrests embody elegance.

Bar stool gray seat

This contemporary kitchen set will enchant everyone, who loves modern design. Neat and elegant bar stools, finished with white cushions, compliment well the white island with marble countertop.

Bench with a back

An awkward wall and pass-through between the kitchen and living-dining area in this house created a disjointed feel. Replacing the wall with a peninsula maintained counterspace in the kitchen, while providing the back for a brand-new dining banquette.

Bar stools for kitchen islands

This kitchen, based on the characteristic marine colors, look a little bit nautical. Using the darker color to paint the drawer is a good idea, but enlarge the space optically. The fair walls bring into mind the optimistic thoughts.

Elegant bar stools 3

Tables and bar stools are the perfect way to take your meals to a slightly higher level. Especially when talking about the dark interiors of the kitchen and the elegant bar stools, with beautiful white leather upholstery, and black finish of the base.

Contemporary kitchen bar stools

and since both apts come with a big big island i was thinking we could just do this and have more space for living room! Instead of putting a kitchen table in! Let me know what you think

Excellent design classic white kitchen island and stools

Excellent Design Classic White Kitchen Island And Stools

Curved home bar 1

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Small counter stools

You can try this kitchen island for smaller, contemporary spaces. It comes with two barstools and hardwood construction, including 2 storage drawers with pull-knobs, 1 top in a natural finish, square seats, and legs with stretchers.

CHEFS Adjustable Kitchen Counter Bar Stool

Round bar stool seat cushions

Really nice aquamarine/turquoise puffed armchair/ bar stool with cool, straight dark wooden legs. These cool bookcases serve as kitchen island embellished with fancy corbels. Love the look of these seats! Look so comfy .

Towel bar hooks

These simple, metal baskets hung on the wall will be a cool decoration in a rustic style. You can use it in your kitchen for storing some food products or you can display it in your bathroom, where you can keep your cosmetics or towels.

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The lovely idea to identify the owner of each towel. The customized towel rack with the pictures of each family member easy solve the problem. Each of hanger is endowed the two grips, so two towels in use is not a trouble.

Wooden towel hooks for bathrooms

Looking for a cosy towel rack? Look at this wood bar. It invites a hotel-like vibe to a bathroom, resembling a SPA or a sauna. Nothing better to add a warm, tropical-like feeling than such a wooden towel bar.

Over Door Towel Holder Brushed Nickel

Practical towel holder, which applies to any kitchen and bathroom. Padded with foam backing protects the cupboard door from scratches. It saves space and does not require installation. Located on any standard door cupboards.

Kitchen with bar table

To get a fresh look of your kitchen or dining room thanks to Scandinavian designers, get a kitchen island that has a white base, abounding with shelves and crevices for a neat storage, and a natural wood top.

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Kitchen island with bar

Add this small yet functional kitchen cart to your setting and enjoy both a visible boost of convenience and the ample amounts of style it has to offer thanks to its natural and elegant looks that catch everyone's eye.

Winsome Kitchen Island Table with 2 Drawers and Saddle Stools, 3-Piece

This set includes a table designed for use in a kitchen island. It also includes two stools with comfortable saddle seats. These products feature solid wooden constructions. The table has got 2 storage drawers.

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breakfast bar stool

Home Styles Grand Torino Kitchen Island and 2 Stools

A rustic, dark finished kitchen set containing kitchen island with 2 pull-through drawers, 3 fixed shelves, wine rack, towel rack and cabinet doors providing capacious storage space on both sides. Comes up with two high stools.

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hmmm...could I give up my top cabinets in my kitchen if I did this to open up into my great room. food for thought I guess. love the end result!

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EXACTLY what I have been envisioning for years for my island - she broke it down into "do-able" steps. Thank you "Show & Tell"!

Coffee bar stools

The kitchen expands into the open family room space, emerging beneath an immense vaulted ceiling with a red brick upper dividing wall. Rich dark hardwood flooring contrasts with light grey tones on the button tufted sofa, area rug, and bar stools. All-gla

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