Cool Bar Stools

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Striking and endlessly captivating, cool bar stools can take your dining experience to a whole new dimension. With their unusual forms, quirky character, and interesting features, these unique bar stools will immediately give your interior a more distinct look that’s undeniably yours. From bar stools that bring out your party animal persona to ones with gracefully curved silhouettes, our team of experts’ selection is definitely not something you’d see in a typical, cookie-cutter interior.

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Our Picks

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Transparent Bar Stool
Jainil Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool
Jainil Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool
Jainil Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool
Jainil Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool

Transparent Bar Stool

Orren Ellis

These rotating cool barstools are defined by their dynamic, sweeping silhouettes, reflective chrome steel materials, and clear acrylic surfaces. Eye-catching and undeniably modern, its gas-lift mechanism makes the stool adjustable from bar to dining table height.

$339.99 $409.99

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Bar Stool for Your Pub
Hartung Swivel Adjustable Height Stool
Hartung Swivel Adjustable Height Stool
Hartung Swivel Adjustable Height Stool
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Hartung Swivel Adjustable Height Stool
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Hartung Swivel Adjustable Height Stool
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Bar Stool for Your Pub

Orren Ellis

Fabricated in an acrylic frame with a rich wood finish, these cool bar stools give off a fascinating vibe. The seat is upholstered in faux leather, offered in six colors, and is supported by a metal swivel column and base.

Designer Advice:

With its strong character and eclectic midcentury aesthetic, this piece will be a great addition to modern industrial-style and contemporary interiors. We recommend using these stools in compact bar setups and small kitchens to balance off their narrow proportions. You can protect the acrylic material from wear and tear by applying an anti-scratch coating on its surface.

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Industrial Vintage Stool
Topower American Antique Industrial Round Bottom Adjustable Height Cafe Coffee Retro Vintage Stylish Water Pipe Design Pub Kitchen Bar Stool (Silver, Wooden Top)
Topower American Antique Industrial Round Bottom Adjustable Height Cafe Coffee Retro Vintage Stylish Water Pipe Design Pub Kitchen Bar Stool (Silver, Wooden Top)
Topower American Antique Industrial Round Bottom Adjustable Height Cafe Coffee Retro Vintage Stylish Water Pipe Design Pub Kitchen Bar Stool (Silver, Wooden Top)
Topower American Antique Industrial Round Bottom Adjustable Height Cafe Coffee Retro Vintage Stylish Water Pipe Design Pub Kitchen Bar Stool (Silver, Wooden Top)
Topower American Antique Industrial Round Bottom Adjustable Height Cafe Coffee Retro Vintage Stylish Water Pipe Design Pub Kitchen Bar Stool (Silver, Wooden Top)

Industrial Vintage Stool

Quanzhou Huian Jincheng Hardware Machinery Co., Ltd

These unique barstools will definitely steal the spotlight with their eccentric aesthetic. Its round seat is made of pinewood, while the hydrant-inspired adjustable leg and base are fabricated in metal, available in three antiqued paint finishes.

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Wicker Bar Stool

Wicker Bar Stool

Celebrate warm sunshine and pristine beaches with these cool counter stools made of rattan. Its latticed barrel-type low back and full base design highlight the beauty of natural materials while its linen-upholstered seat provides the perfect amount of comfort.

Designer Advice:

Luxurious in a chic, casual way, these pieces would look perfect in coastal and tropical-style bar patios and modern kitchens. For a playful and eclectic vibe, we recommend pairing it with a colorful pillow. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, its loose beige cushion can easily be changed and reupholstered with your own choice of fabric.

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Surreal Bar Stool
Aceves 32" Bar Stool
Aceves 32" Bar Stool
Aceves 32" Bar Stool
Aceves 32" Bar Stool
Aceves 32" Bar Stool

Surreal Bar Stool

Orren Ellis

Never run out of unique bar stool ideas with this sculptural acrylic piece. Its graceful form and cutout detail are further accentuated by its integrated LED light which can be set or gradually changed according to your preference.

$219.99

Designer Advice:

Throw the most stylish party in your garden or place it in the pool. Or you can give your basement bar an ultramodern twist with these babies. With its multifunctional aspect, you can also treat this both as additional seating and an accent lamp on days when you want to play up the mood in your home.  

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S Shaped Stool
Amorina Adjustable Height Bar Stool
Amorina Adjustable Height Bar Stool
Amorina Adjustable Height Bar Stool
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Amorina Adjustable Height Bar Stool
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Amorina Adjustable Height Bar Stool
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S Shaped Stool

Wade Logan®

With sleek and modern visuals, these cool stools feature a continuous organic outline connecting the low back and seat to the built-in footrest. Crafted with a metal frame, it is upholstered in leather with an engineered wood substrate. 

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Origami Bar Stool

Origami Bar Stool

Coming in 14 bright and neutral colors, these quirky bar stools have paper-like thicknesses with undeniable stability. The seat and back are made of powder-coated steel with laser cut lines giving them a dynamic, folded impression.

Designer Advice:

A statement piece in modern and contemporary interiors, you can take more advantage of its vibrant appeal by getting multiple stools in various colors. For added comfort, we recommend placing a loose seat cushion, either in the same color for tone-on-tone consistency or in a contrasting or patterned scheme to give your home a modern eclectic vibe.

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Bar Stool for Sports Fans

Bar Stool for Sports Fans

Holland Bar Stool

Available in 170 designs, these college basketball-inspired cool bar stools will definitely lift your school spirit! It has a polished steel frame with a round vinyl-upholstered seat in school colors and is printed with the team’s mascot.

$249 $537

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Z Style Stool
Hornice 25" Counter Stool
Hornice 25" Counter Stool

Z Style Stool

Orren Ellis

A cool bar stool with an ultramodern appeal, this piece features a full straight back with a sweeping seat and frame. The footrest and stylish ring base are made of polished metal that strikingly contrasts with the leather upholstery.

Designer Advice:

Sold in sets of two, you can either use these stools for your kitchen island or to furnish a compact apartment. For the latter, we highly recommend pairing the stools with a sleek polished metal-framed two-seater bar table with a black or clear glass top.  

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Buying Guide

Kitchens these days double up as hubs for impromptu shindigs and family gatherings. So, the seating around your center island or your bar counter need not be purely utilitarian.

Instead, modern homes can use an eclectic mix of colors, shapes and sizes to create a vibrant setting in the kitchen, with the seating being the focal point. Think cool bar stools that bend the rules. Ones that are stylish, funny, futuristic, a tad quirky maybe. But easy to whiz in and out of.

If you are still using those old, frumpy bar stools, then now’s the time to swap them. And here are some tips to help you with the selection.

Ensure that there’s at least a foot of space between two stools. If the counter can accommodate only three, then so be it. At least the stools will serve the purpose that they were intended for in the first place.

There’s nothing more ungainly than a row of closely crammed bar stools in a small space. Not only will your guests be jostling for elbow room, but the functionality of the stool will also be severely limited. If you intend to use the island for food prep, you’ll thank yourself for being generous with the available space.

Low back or backless stools are perfect if the seating will mainly be used for entertaining guests. If opting for seats with a high back, ensure that the top of the backrest is not more than four inches above the countertop.

The term ‘bar stool’ these days is used to generalize just about all types of kitchen seating options. So, it’s important that you measure the kitchen island or the bar to narrow down on a stool that’s the right height for it.

  • Counter stools are 24 to 26 inches tall and are meant to be paired with standard-sized kitchen counters that are 36 inches tall.
  • Bar stools are 30 inches tall and are normally paired with 42-inch-high bar counters or pub tables.
  • Spectator stools or stadium stools are 36 inches tall and are paired with 48-inch high counters or islands.

Then there are height-adjustable stools that can be moved around home and paired with multiple surfaces.

The best part about cool bar stools is that there are no rules. From leggy stools, that resemble women’s legs to motorbike stools for man caves, there are tons of creative eye-catching options.

  • If you have a rustic kitchen, industrial-styled stools with metal and distressed wood construction are a great choice.
  • You can opt for chrome finish for modern or contemporary kitchens.
  • A normal backless stool with the seat shaped like a bottle top, for example, looks amazing.
  • If you prefer something more conventional, like solid wood, then you can design the stools like individual pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. When not in use, these can interlink with each other to form a single bench styled seating surface.
  • While picking cushions or upholstery, look for removable ones that can easily be washed. Leather, might be pricier than the rest. But blends with almost any type of décor.

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Custom bar furniture

Unusual custom made, cool bar stool in a harsh climate, made of a rusty spring coming from the combine and leather black upholstery seat - impresses with its convenience and stability. The metal was secured with black varnish.

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Hillsdale Salem 30-Inch Backless Swivel Bar Stool, Polished Chrome and Rich Maple Accents with Black Vinyl

Attractive up-to-date swivel barstool featuring a base of steel tubes with chrome and brown finishes. It has tall tapered legs, a footring and 2 circular stretchers up. A round retro-inspired seat is foam-padded and covered in black vinyl.

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Eight Bar Stool by Svilen Gamolov

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Original design of these Adjustable Bar Stools brings much attractiveness to this product. The stools have reinforced curve and a feature to adjusting their height. On the bottom, there is a footrest for even greater comfort during sitting.

LumiSource Tintori Adjustable Bar Stool

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Bar stools made out of old tractor seats.

Funky Transparent Acrylic Piston Bar Stool

This type of product is a bar stool that has got a transparent acrylic sitting space. The base and frame are made of metal with a chrome finish, so it is very solid and has got a decorative character.

Flame Design Bar Counter Swivel Stool

Boasting bold mannish design with a flames motif on the round swivel seat, this bar stool is perfect for many applications: for a man's cave, for a home rock'n'roll inspired bar, and many, many more. It has a big weight capacity: 300 lbs!

Coaster Home Furnishings 120391 Contemporary Adjustable Bar Stool, Chrome/White, Set of 2

This is a very solid and comfortable piece of furniture used in home bars and kitchen islands. It has got a very solid base made of steel with a chrome finish. The seat features an adjustable height mechanism.

Cut Out Back Barstool in White Finish (Set of 2) by Coaster Furniture

Interesting design modern swivel stools with adjustable height. Sleek columns, round bases, ring footrests are made of chromed steel. Unified rectangular seats and backs are covered in durable white vinyl.

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Coaster Lathrop 29 Inches Swivel Faux Leather Seat Bar Stool in Black Finish

Faux leather seat of this bar stool allows it to spruce up your home bar on a budget, but you can't deny that the design is very elegant and attention-drawing. All black, with carved legs and X-detailed backrest, it looks like a classic finding.

Coaster Home Furnishings Contemporary Adjustable Bar Stool, Chrome/Brown

This barstool is characterized by a durable steel frame, with a high polished chrome finish, a circular base, a fixed footrest, and a gas lift for height adjustment. The seat, back and arms are upholstered in rich faux leather, beautifully tufted, and padded for extra comfort.