3. Determine the Style
There are so many styles of bar stools. The Rush Market offers a variety of modern, industrial, farmhouse and traditional options. In addition to these styles you can also choose from other options like backless, low back, swivel, with arms or full back.
Backless options tend to fit best under counters, and tuck away nicely for a clean and finished look. Due to a lack of back support, these can be less comfortable to sit in for longer periods of time.
Low back offers a more trendy, clean and finished look while also providing minimal back support.
Full back bar stool options provide the most support for comfortable seating. However, they also tend to take up the most amount of space, so consider this when measuring.
Upholstered or cushioned bar stools are a comfortable, plush option for more regular seating. Upholstered stools create a more formal finished look over wood or metal base options and can add style to your space through patterns or colors.
Swivel stools allow ease of getting in and out of your stools. The movement of the seats also allow flexibility for smaller spaces by giving you the most range of motion.
Now that you've determined what options you want it's time to consider what style you're going after. Keep in mind, you want to have a cohesive look between your bar stool styles and any other kitchen seating that may share the same space.
It's important to chose a style that reflects your personality and taste. If you're going for a more traditional look you may consider bar stools made from wood, or options with padded seats, additional design features such as tufting, nailhead details and full backs. For a more farmhouse look, choose from bar stools that have a mix of metal and wood options with a distressed or two-tone finish. Contemporary and modern bar stools styles tend to be made from a mix of metal or acrylic/plastic and may be paired with leather and faux leather options. These stools have a streamlined application and clean-lines. Remember it's all about making your space the place you love. The Rush Market is here to help you create that space for less!