Elegant Bar Stools

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When you have an upscale, attractive kitchen, you’ll want to choose elegant bar stools that can enhance the style rather than detract. So skip the boring standard wood stools and go for a design that oozes elegance. Velvet, patterned upholstery, metallics, rich woods, and nailhead trim are fantastic design features that give your barstools upgraded luxuries.

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Sit in the Lap of Luxury with Rich Velvet Bar Stools
Witman Swivel Adjustable Height Bar Stool
Witman Swivel Adjustable Height Bar Stool
Witman Swivel Adjustable Height Bar Stool
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Witman Swivel Adjustable Height Bar Stool
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Witman Swivel Adjustable Height Bar Stool
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Sit in the Lap of Luxury with Rich Velvet Bar Stools

Rosdorf Park

These elegant bar stools have a high tufted back with body-hugging curves that flare gently into the sloped armrests. Silver nailhead trim adds a touch of glam, and the shiny chrome base allows the seat to adjust and swivel. And three rich shades of blue give you color choices.

$182.5 $364.99

Designer Advice:

When you’re choosing bar stools for your space, an option that has an adjustable height and can swivel gives you the most advantages. No matter the size of your bar or the person sitting in the seat, an adjustable stool can make sure you’re at the right angle. And being able to swivel the chair to face different directions makes it the perfect conversational piece.

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Pretty Perfect in Understated Backless Pink Bar Stools
Cedernier 28.5" Bar Stool
Cedernier 28.5" Bar Stool
Cedernier 28.5" Bar Stool
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Cedernier 28.5" Bar Stool
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Cedernier 28.5" Bar Stool
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Pretty Perfect in Understated Backless Pink Bar Stools

Mercer41

In gray or pink velvet, these classy bar stools scream feminine glam and sophistication. This look would be at home in the kitchen, tucked under a bar, or used for seating at a vanity. Round cushioned seats give you the perfect place to sit, and gold steel tripod legs add a mid-century modern vibe. And the backless design lets you tuck them away anywhere to save space.

$83.5 $166.99

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Feel Fancy with Golden Bucket Bar Stools
Velvet Swivel Bar Stool Set Of 2 Black
Velvet Swivel Bar Stool Set Of 2 Black
Velvet Swivel Bar Stool Set Of 2 Black
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Velvet Swivel Bar Stool Set Of 2 Black
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Velvet Swivel Bar Stool Set Of 2 Black
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Feel Fancy with Golden Bucket Bar Stools

Everly Quinn

This set of beautiful bar stools is a fantastic way to glam up your space. Twelve color options give you opportunity to match the velvet upholstery to your existing color scheme. And the gold trim and pedestal base can instantly spice up any setting. In addition, the elegant diamond stitch back and round barrel seats make this adjustable swivel chair so comfy you’ll never want to get up.

$175 $409.99

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Be Boho Beautiful with Channel Tufted Velvet and Gold
Abingdon Swivel 28.95" Bar Stool
Abingdon Swivel 28.95" Bar Stool
Abingdon Swivel 28.95" Bar Stool
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Abingdon Swivel 28.95" Bar Stool
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Abingdon Swivel 28.95" Bar Stool
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Be Boho Beautiful with Channel Tufted Velvet and Gold

Hashtag Home

You can use these versatile modern elegant bar stools for kitchen islands, peninsulas, and bars to achieve a glitzy glam, mid-century modern, or glitzy glam nuance. A low back and 360° swivel gold stand to complement the squared lower stability ring/footrest and slender legs. Channel tufted upholstery in six shades of fuzzy velvet completes the stylish look.

$157.5 $669.99

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Versatile Backless Mixed Material Bar Stools
Bakken 26'' Counter Stool
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Bakken 26'' Counter Stool
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Bakken 26'' Counter Stool
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Versatile Backless Mixed Material Bar Stools

Ophelia & Co.

For a versatile bar stool that can go with any design and look sleek and elegant, try this set of stylish bar stools in a simple Driftwood finish with flute-shaped wood-turned legs. The faux luxury leather bar stools come in five color choices with silver nailhead trim for an additional touch of elegance.

Designer Advice:

Backless bar stools can give your space a unique aesthetic. However, it does require you to be careful when sitting before having your coffee or after a few drinks. Nothing keeps you on the seat but your balance. But when you have a tight space, and you want barstools that can slip under the bar and out of the way, backless is best.

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Old Fashioned Mixed Material Barstool Elegance

Old Fashioned Mixed Material Barstool Elegance

Use these uniquely elegant counter stools to enrich your space with warm, industrial nuances. The rectangular back piece on two thin metal rods attached to a round wood seat is modern. But the look goes industrial at the metal pedestal frame. The rustic nature of the wood variations and the black paint infuse vintage charm.

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Minimalistic Modern Funky Fabulous

Minimalistic Modern Funky Fabulous

Give your kitchen island a functional and incredibly modern yet elegantly minimalist aesthetic with the use of these luxury bar stools. The tapered, splayed wood legs contain decorative crisscross and circular crossbar accents that create an interesting steepled design. And the armless plastic seats offer a simple, minimalistic look in nine funky colors.

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Simple, Square, and Low Key Leather Elegance

Simple, Square, and Low Key Leather Elegance

This simple, sleekly elegant bar stool comes with two leather upholstery choices for a light or dark color scheme. And the stainless steel frame comes in two height sizes. Finally, the armless design accents the clean lines of the contemporary seat.

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Rounded Open Cane Back Neutral Bar Stool

Rounded Open Cane Back Neutral Bar Stool

You can choose this naturally elegant barstool to give your space class and a tropical feel. The whitewashed Indian mango wood frame looks classic and refreshing while going with any theme. And the padded linen seat blends with the curved cane backing for a stylish, comfy sitting place.

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Believe in the Beachy Elegance of Rattan

Believe in the Beachy Elegance of Rattan

This elegant bar stool screams coastal elegance from the low curved back to the armless sides and high legs with footrests. A woven apron and seat back of banana leaf fibers ups the beachy fashion. And the cozy cotton upholstered cushions - in two colors - tie onto the chair to keep in place.    

Designer Advice:

Cushions are a fantastic way to give your barstool extra padding for a more comfortable seat. But loose cushions can be a challenge to keep in place. They can end up on the floor dirty or damaged. Or it can be messy trying to stay on a chair that keeps sliding you off. Cushions that tie onto the chair solve your problem with an easy solution. 

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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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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.

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.

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!

Contemporary home bar 1

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

Modern wooden bar stools with elegant design

modern wooden bar stools with elegant design

Elegant bar stools

Elegant bar stools

Side table hector guimard french 1867 1942 c 1904 07

Side Table Hector Guimard (French, 1867-1942) c. 1904-07. Pear wood

Elegant bar stools 1

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.

Elegant bar stools 4

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

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.

2 Barstools Swivel Seat PU Leather Modern Adjustable Hydraulic Bar Stool (Brown)

Great-looking modern swivel barstool with adjustable height. Its round base, slim round column and half-oval footrest are of chromed steel. A unified L-like shell is foam-padded and upholstered in dark brown leather with diamond button tufting.

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

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.

Flash Furniture Cappuccino Wood Counter Height Stool with Black Leather Swivel Seat

Twenty-four inches high swivel counter height stool with nailhead trimmed seat and frame finished in cherry wood color. The furniture is perfect for dining room, kitchen or bar area. Additionally, the stool has footrest.

Elegant bar stools

Cool contemporary barstools featuring sleek frames of thin dark grey-coated metal rods. A frame has 2 tall conical supports with canted tops and curved bottom edges joined by a curved footrest. Round contoured seats are of natural finished wood.

Boraam 45729 Florence Swivel Stool, 29-Inch, Distressed Black

If you're looking for some unique and stylish solutions for your pub or kitchen, this amazing and elegant swivel stool might be a perfect option for you. Check it out now and enjoy its incredible design!

Elegant bar stool

A beautiful small kitchen that opens up to family room. The support column is also a cabinet. Design by Sarah Richardson. Cool use of the mirror by bar stools

American heritage billiards arvada swivel bar stool

American Heritage Billiards Arvada Swivel Bar Stool