French Country Counter Stools

Buy the best french country counter stools selected and recommended by interior designers. By Emily Hilton.

For lovers of French country kitchen furniture design, we have a collection of French country bar stools for your viewing pleasure. They are sturdy, gorgeous in design and style, and will accent your kitchen beautifully, especially if you have already added other French country items to the space. See collection for more details in our French country bar stools.

Swivel Counter-Height Stool with Arched Back

Swivel Counter-Height Stool with Arched Back

$315.99 $806.2

Swivel Counter-Height Stool with Arched Back

Greyleigh™

$315.99 $806.2

Description

Perfect For: Adding a stylish and comfortable seating option to your kitchen or dining area

What We Like: The timeless combination of distressed materials and contemporary design

This swivel counter-height stool features an eye-catching arched backrest, a 360-degree swivel, and a plush wraparound back that offers supreme comfort. Built with a durable rubberwood frame in an aged black finish, it is upholstered in a gray polyester and rayon blend. The classic silhouette ensures lasting appeal as decor trends change. Ideal for residential use, this stool is best suited for counters or tables between 34-38 inches in height.

Designer Advice

Pair this stool with a sleek and modern countertop or dining table for an elegant touch, while adding colorful cushions or throws to tastefully accent its muted tones.

French Country Bar Stool with 360° Swivel

French Country Bar Stool with 360° Swivel

$253.99 $483

French Country Bar Stool with 360° Swivel

Kelly Clarkson Home

$253.99 $483

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing kitchen islands or cottage-chic home bars

What We Like: The open X-shaped back design with a floral center detail

This bar stool adds a touch of classic country charm to your kitchen space with its traditional design featuring an open X-shaped back and a floral center detail. The oatmeal linen upholstery wraps around the round, foam-cushioned seat for ultimate comfort, while the built-in footrest completes this cozy and supportive stool. Enjoy smooth 360° swivel action, making it a breeze to glide from conversation to conversation and snag some snacks from a nearby tray. Hand-curated by Kelly Clarkson.

Designer Advice

For a harmonious interior, pair this bar stool with other French country-style furniture, and incorporate cottage-chic elements like floral accents and distressed wooden surfaces to create a warm, welcoming kitchen atmosphere.

Saddle Seat Counter-Height Stool

Saddle Seat Counter-Height Stool

$139.99 $187.5

Saddle Seat Counter-Height Stool

Birch Lane™

$139.99 $187.5

Description

Perfect For: Stylish and comfortable seating at your kitchen counter or bar

What We Like: The individual bronze nailhead trim and decorative routing on the apron

Upgrade your counter-height seating with this saddle seat stool, topped with a plush 3" thick taupe fabric cushion that's both comfy and easy-to-clean. It rests on elegant off-white turned legs with floor glides to protect your hardwood floors. Stretcher bars ensure stability, while the bronze kick plate adds durability to the footrest. Webbed seating and the ability to reupholster the seat make it a long-lasting and customizable addition to your home.

Designer Advice

Pair this saddle seat stool with your existing bar or counter for a cohesive and sophisticated look. Add some decorative throw pillows to enhance comfort and personalize your space.

French Country-Inspired Bar & Counter Stool

French Country-Inspired Bar & Counter Stool

$194.99 $228

French Country-Inspired Bar & Counter Stool

Sand & Stable™

$194.99 $228

Description

Perfect For: Adding charm and elegance to your kitchen or counter-height table

What We Like: 100% linen upholstery with a striped gray and navy design

Immerse yourself in the traditional, French country-inspired style with this versatile bar & counter stool. Its eye-catching geometric seat is wrapped in 100% linen upholstery, featuring a gray and navy striped design that adds a touch of sophistication. The rustic brown finished wooden legs exhibit a turned design, creating a cohesive rustic charm. The convenient backless construction and neutral color palette allow for seamless integration into various decor styles, making this stool a perfect addition to any kitchen or countertop.

Designer Advice

To enhance the French country ambience, pair this stool with a shabby chic or distressed wooden counter-height table and complementary linen napkins or placemats in soft, muted tones.

Tufted Linen Upholstered Stool Set

Tufted Linen Upholstered Stool Set

$289.99 $359.99

Tufted Linen Upholstered Stool Set

Canora Grey

$289.99 $359.99

Description

Perfect For: Casual dining spaces with a touch of French country style

What We Like: The elegant wingback silhouette and deep button tufting

This set of two tufted linen upholstered stools adds a touch of traditional elegance to any casual dining setting. Constructed from solid rubberwood, these stools feature a wingback silhouette and a distressed, natural finish that harmonizes seamlessly with the neutral linen blend upholstery. The foam-filled seat and back, boasting a 55 lbs density, provide superior comfort while the eye-catching nailhead trim adds a chic finishing touch. Hand-curated by Kelly Clarkson.

Designer Advice

Pair these stools with a rustic wooden dining table for a cozy, French country-inspired look, and add soft, patterned cushions for an extra layer of comfort and style.

Natural Linen Curved Counter Chair

Natural Linen Curved Counter Chair

$911 $1862.5

Natural Linen Curved Counter Chair

One Allium Way®

$911 $1862.5

Description

Perfect For: Elegant and sophisticated kitchen or bar area

What We Like: Luxurious natural linen upholstery

The Natural Linen Curved Counter Chair effortlessly elevates any space with its upholstered natural linen seat and limed legs, giving it a timeless, refined appearance. Its curved design not only provides exceptional comfort, but also adds a touch of sophistication to your kitchen island or bar area. This versatile counter chair seamlessly blends with various interior styles, making it an excellent choice for those looking to up the elegance factor in their home.

Designer Advice

Pair this counter chair with a sleek marble-topped island or bar for a stunning combination, and don't be afraid to mix and match with other natural materials like wood or rattan to create a harmonious, layered look.

Tall Bookcase Divider with Shelving

Tall Bookcase Divider with Shelving

$134.99 $226.99

Tall Bookcase Divider with Shelving

Red Barrel Studio®

$134.99 $226.99

Description

Perfect For: Organizing and dividing open-plan living spaces

What We Like: Adjustable shelves for custom storage solutions

This versatile bookcase divider features adjustable shelves that allow you to create storage solutions tailored to your needs. Ideal for organizing books, decor items, and other belongings, it also serves as a stylish room divider, separating open-plan spaces without compromising on natural light flow. Its sleek contemporary design will suit any interior style, from modern minimalism to Scandinavian chic.

Designer Advice

Place the bookcase divider between living and dining areas, and accessorize with decorative items and plants to add texture and create a natural transition between the two spaces.

$355.98 $213.99

Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse®

$355.98 $213.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing your coastal farmhouse kitchen or dining area

What We Like: The charming two-tone design and comfortable saddle-style seat

Coastal Farmhouse Counter Stool Set

These counter stools embrace their coastal farmhouse appeal with a refreshing two-tone design, featuring a distressed off-white base and a contrasting brown seat. Constructed from genuine reclaimed pine, each stool boasts a unique and naturally distressed look. The stools are adorned with turned front legs, curved back legs, and convenient footrests, while a slat back adds extra charm. Sold in sets of two, these stools provide both style and comfort to your space.

Designer Advice

Pair these stools with a rustic-style wooden counter or kitchen island, and add some sea-inspired decorations to effortlessly enhance your coastal farmhouse theme.

Hand-Rubbed Gray Industrial-Style Table

Hand-Rubbed Gray Industrial-Style Table

$265.98 $201

Hand-Rubbed Gray Industrial-Style Table

Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse®

$265.98 $201

Description

Perfect For: Adding a touch of elegance to any living space

What We Like: The unique blend of industrial design and rich gray finish

This chic, industrial-style table brings both sophistication and functionality to your living space. The hand-rubbed gray finish and faint black burnished edges elevate the table, creating a truly stylish centerpiece for any room. Its versatile design allows it to seamlessly blend with various home decor styles, making it a stunning addition to any living room, dining area, or even a grand entryway.

Designer Advice

Combine it with contrasting furniture pieces like upholstered chairs, soft rugs, and warm-toned light fixtures to balance the industrial look while creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

French counter stools with backrest in a light finish

French counter stools with backrest in a light finish

French counter stools with backrest in a light finish

Description

As long as you have enough room for them, French country counter height bar stools with a back or armrests will reward you with a comfier experience.

This is especially recommended if you think you’ll be sitting on them for longer periods of time and don’t want to run the risk of slouching.

Perhaps you love this idea but are still worried about your visual flow or your room looking a bit too busy? Then just prioritize lighter finishes from the typical French country palette (for example, cream, light gray, white, or beige) to avoid a heavy look. 

Dark alternative

Dark alternative

Dark alternative

Description

Another effective decorative trick involves creating a pleasant contrast between your new French country bar stools and the actual table or island.

So, if the latter already showcases a light finish, you could experiment with darker stools that still maintain a harmonious French country design (like ornate legs and an elegant round or oval back, for instance).

Some popular darker hues in this style’s palette are chocolate, graphite, burgundy, and old violet.

However, darker furniture can result in a heavier and more cluttered feel, which is why we only recommend it in spacious rooms where this wouldn’t be a risk.

Coastal Farmhouse Barstools 2-Piece Set

Coastal Farmhouse Barstools 2-Piece Set

Coastal Farmhouse Barstools 2-Piece Set

Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse®

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing home bars or kitchen islands

What We Like: Whitewash finish with cushioned silver upholstery

This 2-piece set of coastal farmhouse barstools seamlessly blends with your home bar or kitchen island décor. Each stool is expertly crafted from solid and engineered wood in a whitewash finish, offering a vintage touch. The barstools sport a clean-lined, low, X-shaped back with a subtle curve, cushioned foam seating wrapped in silver fabric, and eye-catching nailhead trim. The built-in footrests add to these counter stools' comfort and relaxation factor.

Designer Advice

For a cohesive and stylish look, pair these barstools with a matching whitewash kitchen island or bar table, accentuated with decorative coastal accessories.

24" Cross-Back Wooden Bar Stool

24" Cross-Back Wooden Bar Stool

24" Cross-Back Wooden Bar Stool

Birch Lane™

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing bar or kitchen seating areas

What We Like: Stylish cross-back design and comfortable scooped seat

Upgrade your bar or kitchen seating with this 24" H wooden bar stool, featuring a charming cross-back design and a scooped seat for added comfort. The solid wood construction in a brown finish complements both modern farmhouse and traditional décors. This versatile and neutral stool fits seamlessly into virtually any space, and it comes in a convenient set of two to complete your design.

Designer Advice

Pair these stools with a rustic wooden bar or a marble-topped kitchen island to achieve a seamless blend of style and functionality, perfect for hosting friends and family.

French country backless bar stools

French country backless bar stools

French country backless bar stools

Description

If you’re tight on space, French bar stools without a back nor armrests are the wisest choice, especially for kitchen islands.

Not only won’t they get in the way of your visual flow (making your small setting appear airier and wider than it actually is): you’ll also be able to push them underneath the top surface as soon as you’re done using them.

This will translate into extra space around your dining area, which is always a big plus.

French provincial counter stools

French provincial counter stools

French provincial counter stools

Birch Lane™

Description

Nature and the romantic world of the countryside obviously play a central role in this bucolic decorative style.

If you’d like to emphasize them even further, consider looking for provincial-style French counter stools in an attractive but more casual design. For instance, you could scout for open backs in a crossed pattern, distressed wood, or discolored paint.

You basically want to make it look as if you had just brought a French countryside patio into your dining room.

Farmhouse Rustic Counter Height Stool

Farmhouse Rustic Counter Height Stool

Farmhouse Rustic Counter Height Stool

One Allium Way®

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing kitchen islands and bar areas

What We Like: Ornately turned legs with a traditional touch

Embrace the charm of this farmhouse rustic counter height stool, featuring ornately turned spindle style legs for a regal touch in your kitchen island or bar area. Boasting cool tones, it pairs well with various color schemes, perfectly complementing traditional or farmhouse spaces. The stool comes with a padded upholstered seat for added comfort, and a built-in footrest, easily transforming your kitchen island into a cozy breakfast nook.

Designer Advice

To achieve a harmonious look, pair these stools with a rustic wood island or countertop and complete the atmosphere with wooden shelves displaying vintage kitchenware.

Centennial Farmhouse Bar Stool

Centennial Farmhouse Bar Stool

Centennial Farmhouse Bar Stool

One Allium Way®

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing your kitchen or bar with timeless charm

What We Like: Comfortable and sturdy design

Add a touch of farmhouse delight to your home with this centennial bar stool. Its neutral color palette and gentle curves make it a versatile and appealing addition to any kitchen or bar area. The flared back legs provide stability, while the frame is reinforced with two bolts per leg for added strength. Bonus footplates protect the stool from footwear damage, and floor protectors keep your floors scratch-free, ensuring both style and functionality are in perfect harmony.

Designer Advice

Pair these stools with a natural wood or white-toned kitchen island or bar counter to create a cozy and inviting space for friends and family to gather.

Tufted Linen Upholstered Stool Set

Tufted Linen Upholstered Stool Set

Tufted Linen Upholstered Stool Set

One Allium Way®

Description

Perfect For: Casual dining spaces with a touch of French country style

What We Like: The elegant wingback silhouette and deep button tufting

This set of two tufted linen upholstered stools adds a touch of traditional elegance to any casual dining setting. Constructed from solid rubberwood, these stools feature a wingback silhouette and a distressed, natural finish that harmonizes seamlessly with the neutral linen blend upholstery. The foam-filled seat and back, boasting a 55 lbs density, provide superior comfort while the eye-catching nailhead trim adds a chic finishing touch. Hand-curated by Kelly Clarkson.

Designer Advice

Pair these stools with a rustic wooden dining table for a cozy, French country-inspired look, and add soft, patterned cushions for an extra layer of comfort and style.

Comfy upholstered French country kitchen stools

Comfy upholstered French country kitchen stools

Comfy upholstered French country kitchen stools

Coaster Home Furnishings

Description

For the most comfortable experience that’s more similar to traditional chairs, upholstered designs certainly get bonus points (they’ll probably want to make you have breakfast for hours instead of getting up!).

This is a slightly more contemporary take on the traditional French country style, but you can still maintain the latter by choosing upholstered stools in more ornate designs (e.g. featuring harmonious lines), a rustic wooden frame, and a color from its charming natural palette. 

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Buying Guide

Kitchen Islands these days serve as an excuse to cram as many barstools as one can under them. Petite, armless, lab-styled stools often jostle for space under the overhang. The question is, can you sit on these and grab a quick bite? Sure.

But can you work on them for hours at end, prepping for that baked Alaska flambé? Even worse, can six people sit next to each other on these stools comfortably? Most definitely not.

That’s why vintage furniture, like the classic French Country Barstool still finds takers. It brings in a sense of leisure to an otherwise busy setting. The ornate gilded designs lend drama to just about any décor theme. And there is an equal emphasis on comfort.

But with tons of minute nuances to sift through, shopping for these is never easy. Here’s some help.

French Country Barstools are inspired by the classic Louis Chairs. Be it the curved (Louis XV) or rigid (Louis XIV) upholstered seatbacks, the cabriole or S-shaped legs, the motifs, fluting and stunning scrolls. This gives them, a slightly wide footprint which might limit the number of stools that you can set at the counter.

Having said that, a lot of modern day reproductions club the classic French design with contemporary styling. So, it’s completely possible to find a backless and compact French country barstool. There are designs with low backrests, with armrests and with swivel mechanisms as well.

Measure the dimensions of the kitchen island/counter and the space under it. Decide on the number of stools that you would like to place and then narrow down on a design that can be accommodated in that space.

Vintage French Country Barstools were usually handcrafted out of solid wood. Always check the condition of the wood while buying one of these.

  • It’s common to find a few minor dents and scratches. But double check for signs of rot.
  • Has the frame weakened? Does the chair wobble?
  • If it’s upholstered, chances are that it might need a fresh set of clothes.
  • If you are buying new furniture, you can find French styled barstools made of other materials, like aluminum, wrought iron, steel and plastic.
  • Metal is a lot easier to maintain and clean. And a coat of paint in a distressed finish will give it the look of wood.
  • For a contemporary take on the classic design, opt for a chrome finish on the metal frame.

While comfort is subjective, you can pick barstools depending on the people who will be using it and the purpose that it will chiefly be used for.

  • If the stool will be placed at a kitchen island and used extensively for cooking prep, it is recommended that you opt for one with a cushioned back and armrests. This will ensure that you don’t get up with a sore back and a painful derriere after a while.
  • If it will be placed at the bar counter, then even a backless design will work just fine. In this case, focus on the seat cushion and the swivel mechanism. The plusher it is, the better.
  • Footrests on the stool will make it easier for children and elders to hop on to it.

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