Elegant Bar Stools

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If you have an elegant home bar, or own a very tasteful drinking establishment, then you might want to consider investing in a few of these well-made, hand-crafted elegant bar stools. The exude luxury and comfort, and will give your space a real sense of added charm. Take a look at this collection of elegant bar stools and see what we have to offer.

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Saddle Bar Counter Stools

Saddle Bar Counter Stools

This bar stool is an interesting product. It is functional, comfortable and decorative. This element improves the aesthetic and brings the elegance to the kitchen. It provides a good sitting area thanks to its size: 20.5"w x 20"d x 41"h.

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Steven favreau contemporary kitchen san francisco

Steven favreau contemporary kitchen san francisco

Splash your bar area with a touch of modern elegance by choosing those sophisticated barstools. They have chrome-finished poles with matching round bases and matching footrests, while holding streamlined seats and backs, padded and upholstered in off-white leather.

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Swivel leather bar stools

Swivel bar stools never go out of fashion. These here were upholstered with a white, quality leather, to ensure elegance and stylish vibe. Black and white are appropriate for any style, regardless of the design of an interior.

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Tuscan bar stools 7

I really like this one. A gorgeous, very traditional swivel bar stool with an antique, classical design. Perfect for an elegant, classy living room, bound to spice it up with its unique look. Your guests will love these!

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Oval bar stools 1

Splendorous kitchen soaked in ivory, with a glamorous pair of crystal chandeliers adorning the coffered ceiling. Dark wood kitchen island, paired with a trendy set of stools with oval cut backs, delivers a bold contrast to avoid sameness.

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Kitchen island espresso

This old world kitchen combines the contemporary design of the barstools with the large island with seating for four keeping the guests close by, when you mix some drinks and prepare food and creating a truly elegant setting.

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Modern wooden bar stools with elegant design

modern wooden bar stools with elegant design

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Do you like an all white kitchen? So check this beauty out! The huge island with its top covered in marble is a perfect spot where the bar stools for the whole family are. Beautiful wooden floor is a perfect complement.

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Contemporary home bar 1

Interiors by Steven G - contemporary - Family Room - Miami - Interiors by Steven G

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Elegant bar stools

Elegant bar stools

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Elegant Bar Stools

Buying Guide

The very term ‘Bar stool’ is a misnomer, for this versatile and somewhat fun, furniture piece fits into just about any setting with equal élan. Be it the kitchen island, the dining room, gaming room or your study, an elegant bar stool will instantly uplift the décor, without compromising on functionality or hogging on space.

Shopping for one though, involves more details than you can count on the fingers on one hand. Here’s some help.

Will it be placed at a counter or will it be moved around home frequently? You need to get detailed measurements of the counter or the table that it will be propped against, to ensure that you buy the right sized one.

  • Bars can be anywhere between 38-42 inches tall. The ideal stool height for a setting like this is between 28-30 inches.
  • Kitchen islands and counters, on the other hand, can be 34-36 inches tall. Buy a stool that’s 24-inches tall for a comfortable seating.
  • If you intend to place it in another custom setting like your work desk or any other freestanding application, then ensure that the seat of the stool is approximately 10-12 inches below the top of the table.
  • If multiple stools will be placed next to each other, then calculate the room needed for elbow space. The centers of the stools should be at least 30 inches apart lest you want to jostle for elbow room.

Elegant bar stools are available in a bevy of materials, styles, sizes and finishes. You can either match it with the rest of the elements in the room to create a harmonized setting or you can choose a stool that’s a complete contrast from the rest, to create an interesting focal point.

  • Wooden bar stools have an old world feel about them, especially the traditional-styled ones. Throw in some matching cushions and you have a comfortable, classy seating option that will never go out of style.
  • Metal bar stools can fit both classic and contemporary setups. Just pick the right finish. Chrome, for example, goes well with a modern breakfast bar. Brushed steel, on the other hand, will fit in just about any décor theme. These are durable and you can also match them with other metallic appliances or fixtures in the bar or kitchen.
  • Plastic bar stools are an economic option. But they don’t cut the mustard when it comes to stability and durability. A wobbly bar stool is probably the last thing you need when you have downed one shot too many of your favorite bourbon.

From ‘barely there’ bar stools to fully loaded ones with a high backrest and a swivel mechanism, you have tons of configurations to pick from.

Classic elegant bar stools are usually crafted from wood and have ornate designs. They rarely have armrests and may have mid-sized or high backrests. Leather is the commonest upholstery and cushion thickness can vary from slim to plush.

Modern designs are not limited by materials or styles. It can be a blend of classic styling with modern features. Like a wooden bar stool with a swiveling base and a sturdy metal frame. Or a metallic bar stool with tall wooden legs.

If space is limited, opt for backless stools without armrests. If the stool will be used mainly by elderly people, then a backrest and a footrest are desirable. Ditto with kids who are more likely to test gravity by leaning backwards. Pick the features depending on the availability of space and the according to people who will be using it.

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Espresso kitchen island

Love the neutrals with the dark wood. Great backsplash too.

Elegant bar stools 7

These elegant bar stools offer a charming, polka dot patterned upholstery and thickly padded seats for even more comfort, while you sip your favorite drink with your friends or enjoy a meal in your family's company.

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love how the bar stools are the opposite of the room white on black.while the room is black on white.... ZsaZsa Bellagio: Delightful Home

Another gorgeous bar piedmont driving club atlanta by jackye lanham

Another gorgeous bar! Piedmont Driving Club, Atlanta by Jackye Lanham Designs

Summer home elegant swivel counter stool

Summer Home Elegant Swivel Counter Stool

Tuscan bar stools

The beautiful old style bar stool is an excellent way to create a unique atmosphere within the interior. The whole is presented in a stylish way thanks to beautiful decorations on the wooden frame and elegant leather upholstery.

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.

Purple bar stools 1

Nice small kitchen, pretty antique white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances. Love the clock...

2 Swivel White Elegant PU Leather Modern Adjustable Hydraulic Bar Stool Barstool

If you're dreaming of a dose of style and modernity in your pub or house, check out those amazing and unique bar stools! You're gonna fall in love with their charming design and the highest functionality.

Love the chunky leg on the island bar the marble

Love the chunky leg on the island/bar, the marble subway tile, and is that a stainless steel basket-weave apron front sink? Gorgeous!

Elegant pu leather modern adjustable hydraulic bar stool barstool 1

Elegant PU Leather Modern Adjustable Hydraulic Bar Stool Barstool

Simply barstools

Secrets of Segreto - A fabulous treatment on the range hood made to look like metal - Pink Ribbon 2012

Classy bar stools

Your first apartment? Taking care of every detail - you can choose chic, Provencal curved home bar stools Very delicate, no fillings and with decorative roundings. Round, white seats - are high enough to reach the kitchen island.

Boraam 42929 Bristol Swivel Stool, 29-Inch, Cherry

This classic 29'' barstool is crafted from hardwood and covered with a cherry finish. Includes sturdy legs with curved feet and a ring footrest, a leather panel embedded in its back, and a swivel and well-padded, round, leather seat. The whole is embellished by a nail head trim.