Looking for Vancouver bar furniture for your home? With breakfast bars and dining counters being more popular than ever, one of the biggest challenges is finding the perfect bar stools out of the many choices that are available.
Bar seats can be one of the main pieces of furniture that you’ll highlight in your home kitchen so you’ll want to ensure your counter stools make the perfect addition to your counter space. Consider how modern bar stools may fit your lifestyle and kitchen furniture needs. Let’s break down a few things you’ll need to think about when choosing the best seats for your home.
Stools come in a wide variety of styles and shapes so you’ll want to consider the style of the bar stool that will fit best in your home. What design will go with the ambiance? Are you looking for a stool with a low or high back, a stool with or without arms? What about swivel? There are bar stools that swivel at 360-degrees, half swivel, or memory swivel.
If comfort is a top priority, bar stools with armrests will provide additional support. Also, think about the sturdiness of the frame. For example, the Rony Metal Swivel Stool is a popular modern bar stool for its incredibly sturdy steel frame and multiple upholstered options.
There’s nothing worse than a stool that doesn’t fit the counter space if it’s too tall or too short. It will look disproportionate and it won’t be very comfortable to sit on. Be sure to measure the height of your bar table or kitchen counter when shopping for seats. Stools can vary in height between 60cm (24 inches) and 76cm (30 inches). You’ll likely want a bar stool that is about 25cm (10 inches) lower than the counter. Many modern stools come with adjustable height features.
Counter stools will play a major part in the appearance of your space so take the time to think about the style of the bar stool. Will it complement the decor style of your home? A sleek and stylish design is bound to be a focal point. Consider the look and feel of the stool including colours, upholstery fabric, and the frame material. Select a colour that will complement your interior design or accentuate it with eye-popping colour.
If you have neutral and sophisticated room decor, you may want a stool with a minimalist design such as the simple-yet-sophisticated Canaria leather bar stool. It’s available in all black or white, lightweight, and tucks away under the countertop.
Decorating an industrial-feel bachelor pad? Consider a stool that is the perfect marriage between industrial and contemporary with dark wood like the Architect Wood and Metal Swivel Screw Stool. The sturdy steel frame features distressed wood and sleek lines.
If you’re decorating a retro-inspired home, choose a kitchen stool that is bright and features a vinyl or leather seats.
What purpose will your stools be serving? Will you be entertaining guests while you watch a sporting event at home or will you be seated for 20 minutes maximum while you quickly eat your breakfast? If you’ll be using your kitchen bar stools as additional seating or sitting for long periods of time, a backless stool will likely not be too comfortable to sit on for an extended duration.
Are you looking for bar stools for your studio space or for a large new home in Vancouver?
Thinking about the size of your space is an important thing to consider when shopping for new bar stools. Be sure to take into account how much space your desired bar stool requires and how many stools you’ll be able to comfortably fit. Ideally, there should be at least 6 inches between two stools. If you have a small area, consider armless and backless stools. If you have a larger space to work with, you can look at models that match the appropriate size.