Bar stools: cool kitchen essentials
Having a bar table, a built-in bar or space at your kitchen counter is a popular choice these days. In this case, bar stools are the perfect solution and a wonderful addition to your dining or kitchen.
Bar chairs differ from normal stools, as they are higher and usually have a backrest. This detail ensures comfort when you use them on a regular basis. Here at vidaXL, you can find a beautiful variety of bar stools. They come in fresh colours and various styles, with or without back and arm rests.
Are you looking for the ideal bar stools and don’t really know where to start? Explore our selection of bar stools and learn everything you need to know. Moreover, check out our buying guide and find the ideal bar stools!
Which type of bar stools fits your taste?
Bar stools are both practical and stylish. Each design makes the chair unique, so take a look at the most popular ones.
Bar stools with armrests
A very comfortable option, bar stools featuring armrests look amazing. They’re perfect for frequent use. When choosing the chairs you like, make sure they have the right height. Remember that the armrests are supposed to fit under the bar table or counter.
Bar stools with 4 legs
If you want your chairs to be sturdy and practical, go for bar stools with 4 legs. They look trendy, no matter the material they’re made of. These chairs offer stability and comfort while seated.
To make sure they stand out, choose stools that combine different materials. For example, solid wood for the seat and sturdy metal for the legs. Some bar stools with legs have a unique design, so check out our collection to find what you like.
When buying bar stools with 4 legs, make sure you protect your floor. We recommend getting bar stools with rubber caps at the end of the legs or adding felt strips to the bottom yourself. This way, you both avoid those scraping noises, and keep your floor protected.
Bar stools with column
For a very nice design, get bar stools with column. The metal base makes the chair sturdy and stylish. Match them with any type of bar table, from small round ones to solid wood rectangular tables.
The gas lift mechanism most bar stools with column have is also a great advantage. This mechanism allows you to adjust the height of the chair according to your bar table. Moreover, most bar stools with column feature a built-in footrest for your comfort.
Bar stools with footrest
Most of the vidaXL bar stools come with a footrest. This detail provides some comfort when sitting for hours. Regardless of the look or material, the bar stools with footrest are designed to fit every style.
Bar stools with / without backrest
A backless bar stool is the most popular choice. At vidaXL you’ll find a wide variety of modern bar stools without a backrest. These are perfect for every layout. They fit each type of counter or bar table and allow you to mix & match different styles. The best thing about getting backless bar stools is that they take up little space. Also, you can keep them under the counter.
Bar stools with backrest are bigger and don’t normally fit under your bar table. But they offer the comfort you need while seated. Plus, the variety of upholstery makes bar stools with backrest so fashionable.
How to choose the perfect style for your bar stools
The style of your bar stools is important and has to fit the design of your home. Our selection includes the most popular styles, so you have plenty of options to choose from.
Industrial bar stools
Bar stools are the perfect match for industrial interiors. At vidaXL you’ll find metal bar stools in various shapes and colours. Some are completely made of steel; others have a classic solid wood seat. For a great industrial bar setup, choose those that have a metal frame and a seat that features wood and leather.
Retro bar stools
The unique shape of retro bar stools will make your kitchen stand out. Made of wood or rattan, these bar stools are perfect for creating a charming bar dining experience.
Modern bar stools
The fine shapes of the vidaXL modern bar stools are what you’re looking for. Minimalist lines, great combinations of materials and colours – find the ideal bar chairs for your modern home. The round shape of the chairs works great in every colour, while the square one stands out.
Farmhouse bar stools
A rustic inspired kitchen needs some lovely farmhouse bar stools. Made mostly of solid wood, these chairs are often white or keep the natural colour of the wood. The chunky design resembles the farmhouse mood. Make it cosy by adding some colourful cushions.
Which material should you choose for your bar stools?
When choosing the bar stools for your home, the material is very important. It influences the comfort and style you’re looking for. Here are our recommendations.
Wooden bar stools
Bar stools made of wood are a classic choice. They look amazing, are super comfortable, and suit different styles, from modern to farmhouse. Most of vidaXL’s wooden bar stools are made of solid wood like mango or acacia.
Metal bar chairs
Perfect in an industrial interior, metal bar stools are super versatile. Fit for both interior and outdoors, they’re sturdy and practical. Easy to maintain, these are the chairs you’ll enjoy for years to come. To add a bit of comfort, look for upholstered ones or add cushions.
Plastic bar stools
Plastic is such a great choice when picking out your bar stools. They’re modern, easy to style, and come in different colours. This allows you to design a bright dining area. The plastic is also very lightweight, which makes these bar stools better for families with kids.
Bar chairs made of artificial leather
Modern and super stylish, bar chairs made of artificial leather are quite unique. They offer great comfort when seated, while looking amazing. Leather bar stools are perfect in a modern interior, but also in an industrial one.
How high should a bar stool be?
To make sure your bar setup looks and feels great, the height of the chairs is very important. Start by measuring your counter or bar table. Based on this, you can opt for counter stools, bar stools (a bit higher), or extra tall bar chairs.
The easiest way to have your bar stools look proportionate and offer a comfy position is to get height adjustable bar stools. You get flexibility and can change the height based on your needs. For more details on how to choose the right height for your bar stools, check out our buying guide.
Cleaning tips for your bar stools
Bar stools require different types of maintenance depending on the material. Look into the proper care that the material requires if you want to enjoy your bar chairs for a long time.
Clean your bar stools regularly with a damp cloth to keep them dust free. Metal or leather bar chairs are easier to clean when you spill a drink. Wipe them with a damp cloth or use a mild cleaner when needed. Same goes for wooden bar chairs. If you want to protect the wood against stains, use cushions that also add some style.
What colour should your bar stools be?
Natural wood colour. This is the most popular one as it gives a warm and cosy vibe to your dining area.
Bar stools in bright colours. Get plastic or metal bar chairs in red, blue, yellow, or green for a happy dining design.
Pastel bar stools. Pastel shades are great when looking for a retro design in your bar setup.
Black and white. A classic option, white or black bar stools are both modern and trendy.
A set of bar chairs Vs. mixing & matching
When you buy a vidaXL set of bar chairs, you get unity in your interior design. This option helps your bar setup fit together, having the same shape, size, and material. But if you want a more creative space, we recommend mixing and matching.
Opt for bar stools made of different materials. For example, you can go for a rattan and metal combination. Wood and plastic also go great together. In terms of colours, combining natural shades with brighter colours makes your design stand out.
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