Why We Love Dining Room Counter & Bar Stools
Counter stools and bar stools are a go-to choice when a conventional table is not present in the dining room. In compact dining spaces and those with a tall tables, you'll love the extra height a stool provides. And while sitting up a bit higher is appreciated, you'll also enjoy the added decorative impact a bar or counter stool introduces to the room. Whether your dining area follows a traditional design or is filled with ultra-modern decor, there is a stool here to fit your style.
Slightly taller than a familiar pair of armchairs or side chairs meant for the dining room, these well-designed stools are welcomed and appreciated at bar height tables. Often found at home at the kitchen counter or island, adding a pair of counterheight stools to the dining room offers an unusual decorating element that you and your guests will be sure to notice. From colorful seating options to those inspired by classic Scandinavian aesthetics, you'll enjoy browsing through this collection of stools to find just the right style for your eating area.
A Dining Room Stool for Every Style
Dining rooms transform into elegant, restaurant-like cafe areas with the help of tall tables and equally tall stools. Kartell is a welcomed name for any well-made furniture and it rings especially true with the collection of dining stools from key designer Phillippe Starck. Continuing with an Italian trend is the assortment of stools from Calligaris. Calligaris also offers modern tables, making it easy for you to cohesively layout your dining room with similar finishes and colors from one product family. Clean lines and contemporary good looks come together in the offering of counter and bar stools from Blu Dot, with many choices offering convenient adjustability to work with any table's height. And Gus Modern is a favorite for mid-century modern furniture designs with stools inspired by the style of seating found in the 1950s. Finally, for a solid wood stool to accompany a wood dining table, look to Copeland Furniture. Copeland sources its lumber from the forests of Vermont to deliver handcrafted chairs and stools you can't help but adore.
Choosing the Best Dining Room Stools
As with any choice of modern furniture you introduce into your home, you'll want to pay the most attention to the size of the stools. While many designs offer adjustable height, you will want to take note a stool's height to try to make the best choice for your dining table. You can also pull out the measuring tape to approximate the best seating height for your table, remembering that a chair's height is determined by its seating height, not its overall height. Refer to our guide to choosing dining seating to learn more about how to properly measure a counter or bar stool. With a size in mind, you can then refine your stool options by the colors, finishes and materials that are most representative of your dining area. If you have any questions about the dining counter and bar stools featured here, please call our furnitur experts at 877.445.4486.
Your choice of seating for the dining room is just one small component of the room's overall decor. You may also want to fill with room with decorative lighting from a chandelier or pair of sconces mounted to the wall. If you haven't done so already, pick out a dining table to be the centerpiece of the area and consider additional pieces of furniture like accent tables, console tables and benches to really round out the look. With the right furniture, lighting and seating in place, you'll be well-prepared for your next dinner party.