An important final touch to your kitchen island or bar, a contemporary bar stool is a must. Although the style is modern, most have a timeless design that will grow with your kitchen, even if you change the décor scheme. A bar stool in a contemporary style will always look great, whether you go for classic black, white, or something with color. Accented with wood or metal, we’ve picked out a few of our favorites below.
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Two-Piece Adjustable Bar Stool
Perfect For: Enhancing comfort and style in bars, restaurants, or home living spaces
What We Like: Built-in footrest and comfortable cushion seat
Experience ultimate comfort and timeless style with this two-piece adjustable bar stool. The seat cushion is composed of a breathable, elastic sponge which ensures an enjoyable sitting experience. Built to last with a sturdy metal frame, this bar stool also features a versatile footrest, blending seamlessly into any environment. The space-saving square design allows convenient storage, sliding effortlessly under bar counters or into corners. Simple and fashionable, this bar stool is ideal for bar counters, restaurants, living rooms, and more.
To create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, pair these bar stools with a wooden or metal bar counter and use warm ambient lighting above the seating area.
Sleek Metal Bar Stool with Molded Seat
Perfect For: Modern entertainment ensemble or breakfast nook
What We Like: Space-saving backless design
Upgrade your dining and entertainment experience with this sleek metal bar stool, featuring a comfortable molded seat and a polished finish. Its backless design makes it convenient for tucking away under bar height surfaces, maximizing space in your kitchen or dining area. The versatility of this stool makes it an ideal choice for both casual dine-and-dash breakfast nooks and upscale entertainment ensembles.
Pair it with a clean-lined bar table or kitchen island for a cohesive modern look, and add a plush seat cushion for enhanced comfort during long conversations or meals.
Mid-Century Modern Stools with Eiffel Legs (Pair)
Perfect For: Enhancing your living space with a stylish and iconic seating option
What We Like: Versatile solid hue and easy-to-clean materials
These mid-century modern stools, inspired by iconic designs, feature versatile solid-hued ABS plastic seats that easily blend with your existing decor. With their distinctive Eiffel silhouette, the splayed solid wood legs and metal ring footrest provide both support and style. Supporting up to 200 lbs each, these stools make a chic statement in any room while offering a practical and easy-to-clean seating solution.
Pair these stools with a sleek, modern bar or counter-height table for a cohesive and eye-catching dining setup. Accentuate them with colorful seat cushions for added comfort and a pop of personality.
Industrial Metal Bookshelf with Wood Shelves
Perfect For: Adding a stylish storage solution to living rooms, home offices, or bedrooms
What We Like: Versatile adjustable shelves
This industrial-inspired metal bookshelf boasts a sturdy metal frame and warm wood shelves, making it both functional and visually appealing. The five adjustable shelves can easily accommodate books, ornaments, or potted plants, while creating a bespoke display tailored to your personal taste. Designed to complement various interior styles, this bookshelf works well in contemporary, rustic, or mixed-style spaces alike.
For a balanced and aesthetically pleasing arrangement, group items by height and color, and mix in decorative accents to create visual interest and showcase your personality.
Boho Iron Barstool with Circular Seat
Perfect For: Adding a boho touch in modern and glam spaces
What We Like: Twisted iron frame with hairpin-style detailing
This boho iron barstool offers your guests a comfortable place to sit, whether it's around your kitchen island or home bar. The twisted iron frame features hairpin-style details, giving the stool an appealing texture that elevates its look. The circular seat and matching footrest make this design stylish and practical. With a seat height of 30'', it's perfect for counters that are 40'' and higher.
To complete the boho-chic look, pair this barstool with a statement light fixture, bold patterns, and vibrant colors in your kitchen or entertainment area.
Sleek Mid-Back Barstools - Set of 2
Perfect For: Pub height tables, deli counters, and kitchen islands
What We Like: Space-saving design with floor protection
This set of 2 mid-back barstools brings a touch of sleek style to any pub height table or kitchen island. The stools feature a strong powder-coated iron frame with a weight capacity of 300 lbs, and soft, durable LeatherSoft upholstery for added comfort. The H-style integrated footrest promotes a better sitting experience, while the adjustable floor glides protect your floors from scratches. These space-saving stools are made in the USA and tuck neatly under most counters, making them perfect for any modern dining setting.
Use these stools as extra seating in your kitchen or home bar area, and pair them with a matching black finish pub height table to create a cohesive look.
Swivelling Bar Stools with Faux Leather Upholstery (2-piece Set)
Trent Austin Design®
Perfect For: Industrial-inspired home bars or modern kitchen islands
What We Like: The organic hue and stitching trim for an authentic aesthetic
Elevate your home bar or kitchen island with this 2-piece set of swivelling bar stools, featuring a perfect blend of modern materials and industrial design. Crafted from sturdy steel with a distressed, reclaimed look, each stool boasts a contoured seat and full back with sponge cushioning, wrapped in durable faux leather upholstery. They come complete with built-in footrests and swivel functionality, ensuring ultimate relaxation and ease of conversation.
Pair these bar stools with a reclaimed wood or metal-accented bar table for a cohesive, industrial-inspired aesthetic that will be the talk of your next home gathering.
Mid-Century Neutral Counter Stool
Perfect For: Enhancing modern or contemporary kitchen spaces
What We Like: Seamless blend of style and functionality
This mid-century counter stool features a solid walnut frame, polyurethane upholstered foam-filled cushions, and a 25.98" seat height that complements a variety of decor styles. The bucket-style seat with a high, full back ensures comfort and support, while its armless design allows it to easily slide under the counter when not in use. The four slightly splayed legs connect to a built-in footrest bar for added convenience and stability.
Pair this counter stool with a sleek marble or wooden countertop, and complement it with minimalist lighting fixtures to create a comfortable yet elegant dining area.
Chrome Finish Wire Back Chair
Perfect For: Modern and contemporary styled spaces
What We Like: Sleek chrome finish and comfortable seat
This stylish chair features a frame and seat with an eye-catching chrome finish that has a striking presence in any room. The unique wire back design provides ample support while adding a touch of industrial flair to the overall aesthetic. Its versatility makes it the perfect seating addition to your dining area, home office, or living space. With its lightweight construction, this chair can easily be moved around as needed, making it a practical and fashionable choice for any contemporary setting.
Pair the chair with a glass top dining table or a clean, minimalist desk design to further enhance its modern appeal, and incorporate accent colors through cushions or other decor elements.
Curved Low Back Swivel Stool
Perfect For: Adding sophistication to contemporary spaces
What We Like: The fusion of classic design with modern features
This swivel stool elegantly combines sophistication and modernity with its curved low back and rounded legs. The cushioned seat provides comfort while the chrome footrest adds a touch of contemporary flair. Its versatile design makes it suitable for various home interiors, from kitchen islands to home bars, and ensures that it seamlessly blends with your existing decor.
Place it next to a high countertop or pair it with a stylish home bar to create a comfortable seating area that encourages conversation and relaxation.
Upholstered Counter Stool with Wide Seat
Perfect For: Adding comfort and style to kitchen counters or bar areas
What We Like: Dense foam padding and customizable fabric
Transform your kitchen counter or bar area with this upholstered counter stool, designed for both comfort and style. Its wide seat is padded with dense foam and can be customized with your choice of select fabric colors, ensuring a perfect match for your space. Supported by a sturdy steel base with a walnut finish, this stool is both functional and eye-catching, enhancing conversations and socializing around your counter.
Pair these stools with a warm wooden or cool granite counter to beautifully contrast the steel base and bring a sense of cohesion to your kitchen or bar space.
Mid Century Contemporary Barstool
Contemporary and chic, this barstool is full of mid-century flair. It combines a curved seat made from walnut veneers with a foam-filled faux leather cushion, and you can pick from the color choices of cream/brown or black/brown. Moreover, it is height adjustable.
Ergonomic Curved Back Counter Stools
Perfect For: Enhancing the comfort and aesthetics in various settings
What We Like: Swivel design with a vintage-inspired touch
These ergonomic curved back counter stools offer exceptional comfort with their soft padded seats and streamlined upholstered backrests, perfect for enjoying leisurely meals or socializing. The sturdy bentwood frame features tapered, slightly flared legs and a chrome hoop footrest for additional support and style. The 360-degree swivel design and faux leather upholstery blend modern functionality with timeless charm. Sold in sets of two, these stools are ideal for a variety of spaces like kitchens, living rooms, dining tables, restaurants, or bistros.
When styling these stools, pair them with a sleek, contemporary high counter or bar area in warm, natural tones to accentuate their modern design and enhance their timeless appeal.
Modern Counter Stool with Neutral Tones
Perfect For: Contemporary kitchens or home bars
What We Like: Channel-tufted faux leather upholstery
Upgrade your seating arrangement with this modern counter stool that blends both style and functionality. Designed with a durable stainless steel frame in a dark finish, this armless stool stands on a sleek open-frame sled base with a built-in footrest bar. The square seat and low, rectangular back are wrapped in channel-tufted faux leather upholstery, while foam filling provides extra cushioning for comfortable dining. With its low-profile back, it slides seamlessly beneath your kitchen island when not in use.
To elevate your interior space, pair this stool with a marble kitchen island or glass-top bar table, and complement the look with similar dark-toned metallic accents.
Wood and Metal Bar Stool
Brimming with casual luxury, this modern stool has a combined wood and metal base. Chic and refined, we love the brushed wood back and premium faux leather cushioning. Plus, the lined detail adds a subtle accent touch.
Pick from brown, gray, or white with this stool, which we can see blending in seamlessly in a modern kitchen with lots of wood accents. If you like the brown color best, go for pops of orange or yellow for a groovy contrast, or stick to a white color scheme if you opt for gray or white.
Faux Leather Contemporary Bar Stools
For a modern look that isn’t too modern, these bar chairs are a solid choice. Upholstered in faux leather and featuring a comfortable footrest and height adjustable lever, they include a curved back designed to offer you support when resting.
Although you can choose from brown, black, or gray in terms of colors, we particularly love the tan brown option. Tan and faux leather is a color-fabric combination that is contemporary yet timeless, and we think the updated retro appeal would elevate any kitchen to the next level.
Velvet Modern Bar Stools
Upholstered in soft-to-the-touch velvet, this set of two modern bar stools is available in four color options, including blush pink, gold, and emerald green. Featuring leg gliders to prevent scratches and a metal frame, they are chic and elegant.
Low Contemporary Kitchen Bar Stools
With a low back design and a shiny metal chrome base and footrest, this set of two stools comes in white, gray, or black. Adjustable in height and able to swivel, they have cushions upholstered in sophisticated faux leather.
Lined Contemporary Bar Stool
Sumptuously cushioned, this contemporary bar stool has a distinctive ridged design across the seat, whereas the contoured shape and mid-back design will ensure your comfort. Coming with ten color options, you’ll be sure to find one you love.
Bucket Style Modern Barstools with Backs
Sleek and streamlined, this set of modern barstools is crafted from ABS plastic with four solid wood legs. Coming in eight color options, a metal ring footrest beneath offers support and also gives these stools an interesting Eiffel silhouette.
Because they are made from plastic, these barstools will be easy to clean, meaning they would be a great choice if you entertain often or have small children or pets – any spillages will be gone in an instant with a warm cloth. Additionally, you can choose between counter or bar stool height, always a useful feature.
Unique Contemporary Bar Stool
If you like your décor to be completely unique, this bar stool will stand out and catch the eye of guests easily. Trendy and practical, the ergonomically curved seat and back will mean you can relax for hours without pain.
Wooden Contemporary Bar Stools
Choose from six color selections with these contemporary stools, including gray, red, or antique white. Featuring a solid rubberwood frame, the saddle seat shape is backless for a casual vibe. Moreover, there are supports front and back for your feet.
Although contemporary, we think that these stools would look great in a modern farmhouse-style kitchen, especially the antique white color option. They will also be able to slot easily underneath an island due to their backless and armless design. However, a downside is that they are not adjustable in height or able to swivel.
Collapsible Contemporary Stool
Perfect if you throw parties often, this stool is collapsible, meaning it can be stowed away quickly. Coming in four colors, including pastel pink and bright red, the thick steel tubing used gives it a generous weight capacity of 300lbs.
The spatial and modern kitchen is a perfect combination of beautiful things like white-finished bar stools, modern kitchen island, interesting details in the form of beautiful tiles on the wall and phenomenal cabinets in white.
Henson Wood/Iron Swivel Barstool
This original project shall enchant not only wine enthusiasts. Designed to enhance any sophisticated interiors, this wine glass stools have acrylic backrest with burgundy cushioning and tall, aluminum legs.
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Comfortable, modern stools. Grey upholstery is soft and pleasant, but not overly fluffy, which makes these bar stools an excellent choice for contemporary living rooms or kitchens. The Orange colour of the legs provides a good contrast.
modern, all white kitchen. I think I would want something a little more traditional, but if I wanted something modern, this would be it!
Domitalia afro swivel stool modern bar stools and counter stools
The contemporary bar swivel stool with the medium height backrest. The base was made of stainless steel and the seat with the foam covered with the white leather. The must-have in the modern interiors.
Adjustable Height Airlift Bar Stool
A bar stool created for commercial and home use. It features a very durable frame made of metal with a stylish chrome finish. Its sitting space is soft and covered with faux leather. The seat is equipped with a swivel mechanism.
Rustic Bar Stool Counter Stool Modern Bar Stools And Counter Stools
The warm, inviting colour and rich grains of solid acacia wood are the most characteristic features of this set of bar stools. To ensure long-lasting solidness, raw steel legs are used. The chairs require minimal assembly.
Palm Coast 30.75" Bar Stool
Stylish and functional 30.75-Inch Bar Stool in Aruba Finish inspired by traditional style. The stool offers a sturdy frame characterized by a plastic/acrylic design for maximum durability and comfort. A great piece for a long-lasting usage.
Cathedral 29" Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion
Fantastic looking bar stool made of solid wood in durable finish. Features sturdy frame with full ring footrest, comfortable seat and back in durable upholstery, and frugal design making it an elegant and reliable item.
It is an interesting stylization of a modern kitchen. It includes solid and spacious pieces of furniture with large storage compartments. This arrangement includes five bar stools based on solid metal frames.
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Gallery of Contemporary Bar Stools with Extra Storage
modern kitchen bar stools with backs
If you need a perfect bar stool to complete the decor of your kitchen then these pieces will make for a nice and really suitable choice, especially with their charming wooden structure that works surprisingly well with the plastic or metal finishes.
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This is a very comfortable and attractive arrangement of a kitchen. It includes contemporary pieces of furniture that are solid and practical. This stylization includes two solid stools made of metal.
Russian architecture firm INT2 decked out this apartment in a clean but not exactly minimalist aesthetic.
Contemporary home bar design. This simple and very solid bar is based on durable frame. It includes a rectangular top in neutral white finish. The base is made of wood and includes practical storage spaces.
Love these stools!!! Great for a contemporary home. Too bad it doesn't go with my decor. :(
With the granite countertop, this kitchen island constitutes a stylish proposition for contemporary dining rooms. Along with the leather and chrome bar stools, the set creates a fresh and modern surrounding.