Swivel Bar Stools with Backs and Arms

Ready to sit in comfort on swivel bar stools with backs and arms—evoking a fun night out while enjoying the coziness of your own home?

We certainly are. Which is why we’re eying these tall stools that allow you to lean back while you’re enjoying a fun beverage! With many different styles, materials, colors and more, it’s certain that you’ll find a set of bar stools to match your unique aesthetic.

Visualize yourself with the at-home bar of your dreams! To help you, we’ve come up with these ten beautiful products that work with a number of decor trends. 

Geometric leather stools with backs and arms

Geometric leather stools with backs and arms

If there’s anything that adds luxury to a bar space, it’s leather. However, if you’re looking to avoid your at-home bar looking too traditional, it’s time to break out geometric stitching, repeating shapes, and gorgeous jewel-toned colors.

These types of stools really pack a statement; yet, because of their repeating geometric shapes, also relax the eye. They’re perfect in an Art Deco or modern-looking home. 

Plush velvet, high backed bar stools with backs and arms

Plush velvet, high backed bar stools with backs and arms

Much of the time, when you find a swivel stool with a back, it’s going to be a low back.

That’s just how the engineering of these stools tends to work. Once in a while, however, you’ll find a beautiful swivel stool that does have a high back—that will support your aching spine at the end of a long day—and when that happens, you know that’s a deal that you should take advantage of.

(The ultra-soft, luxe-looking velvet is just a plus.) 

Minimalist padded bar stools with arms

Minimalist padded bar stools with arms

Light wood padded with thin grey upholstery: These types of modern chairs have gentle curves and high-quality construction, making them look upscale without even trying. That’s the dream, right?

If so, you’re in luck. With ergonomic backs and thick, sturdy legs, stools like these are timeless and lovely. Pick up several to add a cohesive theme throughout your home! 

Fully padded, comfortable bar stools with backs and arms

Fully padded, comfortable bar stools with backs and arms

If you’ve ever sat in an uncomfortable bar stool with pinching metal bits and wooden edges that dig into your thighs, you know: Lots of upholstery is the way to go. You don’t even have to decide to go all-in on the overstuffed look!

Instead, opt for a slim modern chair that just so happens to be entirely covered in a soft, pastel fabric. These types of chairs will go with farmhouse or vintage styles in a lovely way—and they’ll always be easy to sit in, too. 

Eames like leather swivel counter stools with backs and arms

Eames like leather swivel counter stools with backs and arms

Smooth leather and polished wood: These two mixed materials evoke a sensual feeling that you’ll enjoy weather you’re sitting at your bar for morning coffee or late-night cocktails.

Choose a leather in a cognac, black, or cream against a walnut or mahogany wood, and you’ll be able to have swivel stools that will always be in style, no matter what furniture aesthetic is currently trendy. 

Vintage tufted comfortable bar stools with arms

Vintage tufted comfortable bar stools with arms

Curved, tufted backs; shiny metal pins studding the silhouette. When you’re looking for a bar stool with arms and a high back to sink into at the end of a long day, a tufted, stuffed feel is the way to go.

Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice style to enjoy a soft seat. Check for tufted chairs that have a distinct shape, such as a half-moon back and cut-off edges. That will help balance out the chair nicely! 

Carved wooden swivel bar stools with arms

Carved wooden swivel bar stools with arms

Perhaps fabric upholstery isn’t your thing. Perhaps you’re more interested in wood and leather so smooth you can’t tell where one ends and the other begins.

With smooth armrests and intricately-carved backs, vintage farmhouse chairs that have been polished and shined are both traditional and timeless. Pick up a couple, and your home will immediately begin to feel like an old-fashioned bar or club; sit in one, and time will stand still. 

Old school bar stools with arms and backs

Old school bar stools with arms and backs

Maybe you don’t want tons of upholstery—but a little would still be nice.

A solid wood chair with metal pins and lots of leather padding would not only elevate the look at your bar, it’d be comfortable. And, since all of the involved materials are incredibly durable and high-value, these types of chairs will look good for years to come. They’re truly investment pieces, and, trust us—the investment will pay off. 

Wingback padded bar stools with backs and arms

Wingback padded bar stools with backs and arms

There’s no such thing as a regal wingback chair on a swivel bar stool—right?

Think again. Replete with graceful curves, comfortable upholstery, and tall backs to lean against, wingback swivel stools are here to stay. They’re simultaneously comforting and a statement piece; which, if you ask us, is our kind of at-home bar stool. 

Mid century modern barstools with arms

Mid century modern barstools with arms

You aren’t looking for something with quite so large a silhouette?

Pick something architectural instead—wire and wood, with a low back and small footprint. If you’re short on space, these types of stools make a big impact without taking up too much room. They’re also comfortable and modern—perfect for a mid-century or minimalist aesthetic. 

Our advice Buying Guide

How do you reupholster a swivel bar stool?

The materials you’ll need to reupholster your swivel bar stools are your new fabric, a staple gun, a screwdriver or drill, a hammer, and pliers. The first step consists of removing the existing fabric. You can do this by turning your bar stool upside down and removing the screws/staples that hold the cushion in place with your screwdriver and hammer. Use your pliers to remove the gauze backer fabric as well. Once the seat cushion is detached from the swivel base, make a pattern with your fabric of choice. Place the cushion on the fabric and begin cutting the fabric to the right size. You can then staple the new fabric to the barstool. Secure the edges and trim excess fabric if necessary. Reattach the gauze fabric with your staple and screw the seat back into place. Repeat the same process for the bar stool’s backrest.

What is the best fabric for swivel bar stools?

There are three top fabric choices for an upholstered arm swivel bar stool: canvas, leather, and vinyl. Canvas is durable because of its tight weave and is easy to clean with warm water and mild soap. Be sure to clean up spills quickly as they can soak into canvas fabric and lead to mold. Canvas fabrics are available in plenty of colors and patterns to suit your style.

Leather is ideal for kitchen bars because it's stain resistant and extremely easy to wipe clean. It can stand up against wear and tear, and it looks classy for a reasonable price. Leather comes in various colors, and if you’re on a budget or are ethically opposed to leather, you can opt for eco faux-leather upholstery instead. It requires a little more care than other upholstery types. You’ll need to give your leather bar stools a polish with fabric conditioner once per month.

Vinyl is another popular fabric for bar stools, appearing similar to leather but with a glossier finish. It’s the most durable of the three options and is difficult to mark or rip. Vinyl upholstery is available in many colors and designs to easily integrate with your living and dining areas.

What makes a comfortable bar stool?

A comfortable bar stool will allow you flexibility and maneuverability to move as and when you please. So whether you are trying to get closer to your partner or make room for a third person in the conversation, an upholstered arm swivel bar stool is your best bet.

Bar stool height is one factor to consider to ensure you are not in a tight squeeze when sitting at the bar. Likewise, a bar stool that is too low will have you looking up at the grown-ups.

Your bar stool should also be sturdy enough and have a certain heft that allows you to lean in and relax. Curved back bar stools with padded seats and backs are highly recommended for maximum comfort, while upholstered armrests allow you to rest your hands while seated.


Monterey Sands 24.5" Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion

Monterey Sands 24.5" Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion
Beautifully designed 24.5" swivel bar stool with armrests featuring metal enforced footrest ring. The seat is cushioned to provide maximum comfort. Wooven rattan back complements the light color of the wood.

Glamis Adjustable Height Swivel Arm Bar Stool

Glamis Adjustable Height Swivel Arm Bar Stool
This adjustable height bar stool with low back is trendy and modern. Available in four different colors, this barstool is height adjustable from 25”-33”. The pedestal base and footrest with chrome finish pair beautifully with the faux leather upholstery and button tufting, and the seat is capable of 360° swivel.

Limpley Stoke Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool

Limpley Stoke Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool
This chic and comfortable bar stool is suitable for kitchen islands, pub style tables or breakfast bars. Featuring a built-in footrest and 360° swivel capability, this stool is designed for convenience. It has a low back, and has an adjustable height ranging 24” to 34” from floor to seat.

Ranks Swivel Counter Stool

Ranks Swivel Counter Stool
This high-end counter stool has a traditional and sleek aesthetic. The vintage black brown faux leather seat is filled with foam for support and comfort. Crafted from oak plywood and hardwood this is a durable chair that can support up to 300 lbs. It also features swivel capability.

Darlington Swivel Bar & Counter Stool

Darlington Swivel Bar & Counter Stool
An elegant swivel chair designed for a sophisticated home. Faux leather brown upholstery artfully complements a bronze base and full back, featuring intricate engravings. Its swivel range is 180° and this sturdy piece of furniture can support up to 400 lbs. A lovely addition to a contemporary dining room with a vintage flair.

Urban Style 26.25" Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion

Urban Style 26.25" Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion
This modern bar stool on flared legs is a true style statement at your personal kitchen bar or counter! It showcases trendy combination of gray and brown finishes, and it is cushioned to offer ultra comfort.

Tommy Bahama Home Ocean Club Cabana Swivel Counter Stool Transitional Bar Stools And Counter Stools Other Metro

Tommy Bahama Home Ocean Club Cabana Swivel Counter Stool Transitional Bar Stools And Counter Stools Other Metro
The elegant set of upholstered swivel bar stools. Each of them was based on circular seat and original wooden ring binding all the legs. The most eyecatching element is the backrest - its openwork construction is really extraordinary.

Ameri Home Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion

Ameri Home Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion
Cushioned bar stool. This functional bar stool provides a comfortable place to sit for your kitchen, bar or restaurant. It features padded vinyl seat, 360 degree swivel, adjustable height mechanism and comfortable footrest.

Glenwood 26" Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion

Glenwood 26" Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion

Upholstered arm swivel bar stool 1

With its solid wood construction, this swivel barstool can definitely be classified as traditional, classic piece of furnishing. Details include sturdy armrests with scrolls on front, nailheads trim, caramel brown microfiber upholstery.

High back bar stools with arms

A fancy swivel bar stool that features a sturdy and durable construction made of wood in a deep color. The seat looks like a traditional chair with a tall backrest and armrests, making it a comfortable piece. It has elegant brown upholstery.

Park view upholstered swivel bar stool

Park View Upholstered Swivel Bar Stool

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Somerville on S-Base Bar Stool

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Swivel Bar Stools With Arms

American Heritage Billiards Napoli Bar Stool in Chardonnay

Italian style barstool swivel chair on four sturdy tapering legs rung with decorative footrest. with a 3'' seat cushion and padded back embellished with nail heads trim. Comfortable due to curved wooden arms. Rich brandy finish.

Montego upholstered back and arms 1

Montego Upholstered Back and Arms

Upholstered arm swivel bar stool

This beautiful rattan dining set constitutes a magnificent proposition for your dining room, which will add much charm and warmth. Solid rattan construction will provide its durability for years.

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Powell jamestown landing deep cherry swivel bar stool with arms

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This type of product assures the best level of comfort and attractiveness in the house. It is a bar stool that has got a metal frame covered with chrome for enhanced solidity and attractiveness. Each stool has got a soft seat, arms and a backrest.

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Bring some class and pure sophistication to your interior with some help from this amazing bar stool that comes with a design ensuring great back support and offers the swivel feature as well as the footrest for more convenience.

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Powell Brandon Swivel Bar Stool

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Leick Wood Double Cross Back Counter Height Stool with Beige Microfiber Seat, Set of 2

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Pastel Furniture OX-217-26-AR-945 Oxford Swivel Barstool with Arms, 26-Inch, Autumn Rust and Ford Brown

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2 x Homegear M1 50s Diner Adjustable Swivel Faux Leather Bar Stools Cream

This set of two eye-catching stools has an original, modern design. Its metal frame is silver and bent in curved, comfortable shape. Stools features gas-lift mechanism, swivel round seat and padded backrest with fauh leather upholstery in cream.

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Hillsdale Amherst Swivel 24" High Counter Stool

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