Shaker Style Bar Stools

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Shaker style bar stools are attractive and functional and will fit well into pretty much any home decor scheme. They look great up against any bar and are comfortable enough that no one will ever complain if you're taking too long to make their drink. The style is simple, but the effect is lasting. Take a look at our extensive collection of shaker style barstools and choose a couple for your help. We have plenty.

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Updated 01/08/2022
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Shaker bar stools with backrests

Shaker bar stools with backrests

This stylish set of two shaker stools is available in six versatile finishes. From neutral colors to light wood, you’ll easily get to match your existing furniture and palette. Find it in both a counter and bar height.

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Stools with backrests are undoubtedly the most comfortable option. So, we especially recommend them if you think you’ll be using them during long meals, too. They’re also handy if you or someone in your household suffers from back problems. However, their backrest can get in the way of your visual flow. This isn’t a problem in large spaces but could make a small room look more cramped.

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Timeless shaker bar stools

Timeless shaker bar stools

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With their clean design and vertical lines, these stools are the definition of shaker style! Find them in eight different finishes and two heights. Should you want some additional comfort, you can always add some cushions.

$209.99 $329.99

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Upholstered shaker style bar stools

Upholstered shaker style bar stools

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These shaker style stools combine a black seat and a sturdy solid wood body. Find the latter in a vintage mahogany, black, or classic cherry finish. The simple lines of this set are especially ideal in modern or traditional interiors.  

$125.99 $199

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Shaker counter stools in a traditional design

Shaker counter stools in a traditional design

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This set maintains a recognizable chair design but in a counter or bar height. The crossed lines of its backrests add to the familiar feel of traditional interiors. Still, these stools can work just as well in modern kitchens and dining rooms.

$209.99 $333.33

Designer Advice:

The most traditional shaker furniture involves oak or maple wood. So, sticking to bar stools in one of these finishes will help you reinforce your inspiration even further. However, if you just want to add a more subtle shaker touch, prioritize simple and minimal designs. You can then opt for a different wood finish or even a saturated hue that matches your palette.

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Backless shaker bar stools

Backless shaker bar stools

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With its twelve finishes, this set makes it a breeze to complement your room. You can choose among a variety of wooden options, neutrals, and eye-catching hues like sage. Try and pick a color that would contrast against the actual table.

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Shaker Style Bar Stools

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Bar stools can be placed at the breakfast bar, at your kitchen island or anywhere else in your home. You don't necessarily need a breakfast bar in order to have bar stools, although they are designed to accommodate the height and shape of the stools. Shaker style furniture is purposely created without a huge amount of detail, with the shape and overall design providing enough visual interest to satisfy most homeowners. Before buying shaker style bar stools, here are some of the factors which need consideration.

Although the shaker style has its own features, there are still varying styles which come under this umbrella category. Let's look at some of the main ones:

  • Backless bar stools: A feature which you will need to think about when you're shopping, the inclusion of backs on your bar stools can make them more comfortable and enticing. If you experience problems when sitting on certain types of furniture, or you have back or neck problems, backless bar stools aren't always the best choice.
  • Slightly curved back: Somewhere between a full back and no back at all sits the slightly curved back bar stools. This provides a small amount of support to the lower back, while maintaining a simpler look.
  • Curved seat: Another popular design is the curved seat style. This version of shaker bar stools is comfortable and stylish. Although the seat is wooden, the curvature means that it's not quite as hard and uncomfortable as it might be without this curve. You can also add cushions or other fabric accessories to enhance comfort levels.

While most bar stools are made from wood, there are other materials which can be used, either as a main material or a secondary one, such as:

  • Wicker: The wicker or rattan look is one which you may come across frequently when shopping for shaker style bar stools. The frame is wooden, but the seat itself is made from or covered in wicker. Ideal for cottages and smaller homes where only 2-3 bar stools are required.
  • Fabric: Similar to the above but achieving a very different look, fabric is used on the seat of the bar stool to provide some extra comfort and warmth. Since shaker style bar stools are intended to appear quite plain, it is rare that you will find colorful and bright fabrics. Instead, most of the fabrics will be black, brown or grey colors.
  • Leather: A leather seat is often paired with metal legs and a frame, although with shaker style bar stools you might find a wooden frame instead. Leather is certainly one of the more rare materials to see on these bar stools, but often gives some extra padding to the furniture.

Taking care of your bar stools and ensuring they stay in good condition will depend on what type of materials they are made from. Always research whether your cleaning products are safe for the material of your bar stools – you may need two different products for the wood and seat.

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Shaker style island bar stool bar stools and counter stools

Shaker style island bar stool bar stools and counter stools

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An elegant set of 4 classic barstools - all made of sturdy wood and finished in white - perfect for adorning indoor bars and kitchen counters. Each barstool offers a hard seat, an X-shaped back, flared tapered legs and sturdy stretchers.

24 Inch Shaker Bar Stools Set Of 2

24 Inch Shaker Bar Stools Set Of 2

This type of product is able to enhance any kitchen decor thanks to its elegant design. This construction is made of heavy-duty rubber wood. The overall size of this stool is 39.1 inches high x 19 inches wide x 17 inches deep.

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Substantially crafted from solid mahogany, this set of low back bar stool constitute a smooth transition between the contemporary and the past. Available in different colours, they measure 18-1/2"W X 19-1/2"D X 34"H.

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Carolina Ladder Back 30" Bar Stool Finish: Unfinished

Perfect for contemporary decor, this 30-inch height bar stool features a solid North American ash wood frame, including a ladder back, and tapered legs with sturdy stretchers. The frame also holds a hand-woven rush seat.

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Carolina Ladder Back 24" Bar Stool Finish: Unfinished

This 24-inch height bar stool is characterized by ash, hickory and poplar construction, with a square rush seat. The stool features a ladder back, tapered legs, and fixed wooden rails for good durability.

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