How to Choose the Right Bar Stool for Your Needs

4th April 2018

Finding your perfect bar stool

Like every person finds the perfect pet for them, every kitchen has a bar stool that's just right too. There are so many types of bar stools out there: counter stools, breakfast stools, gas lift, fixed height, acrylic, faux leather. And the list goes on! But each individual family and home may require something slightly different from the next. Here's our guide to picking the right bar stool for your specific needs and lifestyle.

How would you describe your lifestyle and family?

We've put together some classic scenarios that might best describe your home or family life. Then, we've assigned the perfect bar stool to go with those individual lifestyles. Simply browse our list and pick out the one you think fits you best! If you agree with more than one, then you can use a couple of the suggested bar stools and go with whichever is your favourite. Or, better yet, why not ask family or friends for their opinion? You can easily share this blog post using the social media and email links at the top of the page!

City dweller

Athena wooden fixed height bar stool in charcoal fabric: £49.99

  • Likely to have less space for the bar stool to fit
  • Unlikely to have children in the city - fabric material won't get ruined
  • No adjustable height as style is a priority
  • Swivel seat for ease of movement
  • Scandinavian styling may appeal
Family with children

Havana faux leather adjustable bar stool in dark grey: £49.99

  • The gas lift makes the chair adjustable for any member of the family
  • Faux leather is easily cleaned in case of any spills!
  • Dark colour to hide stains or damage from kids
  • Swivel seat to please the little ones
  • Anti-scratch base to resist hectic family life
  • High back and armrests to keep children safe
Young professional

Crescent high gloss plastic bar stool in black: £34.99

  • Likely to be on a budget so a cheaper option is key
  • Plastic seat is party-proof
  • The simple but modern style is likely to appeal
  • The young working professional won't have lots of time so comfort isn't a high priority
  • Can be cleaned down quickly
Sociable and trendy couple

Nord wooden bar stool with plastic seat in light grey: £52.99

  • Scandinavian style will appeal
  • Wooden frame gives fashion points
  • Plastic seat is party proof and easily cleaned
  • High back means support when sat enjoying a glass of wine!
  • Footrest and curved back for extra comfort
  • Kitchen counter height may be appropriate
Countryside living

Jersey wooden bar stool with fabric padded seat in biscuit: £54.99

  • Larger stool to fit in a larger, open space
  • Elegant aesthetic to suit the countryside lifestyle
  • Foam-filled, padded seat for extra comfort
  • High back for support during those relaxing breakfast mornings
  • Biscuit-coloured fabric for a neutral look

Not seen anything you like here? To browse our entire range of bar stools, visit our online store here.

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