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Bar Stools & Counter Stools - Tips on How To Select the Right Style for Your Space

If you have a breakfast bar or wet bar in your home, then you need bar stools or counter stools. With so many designs from which to choose, you can be sure there are many styles that will look beautiful while offering complete functionality. There are some options to consider so your bar stool or counter stool is completely comfortable, sturdy, and fantastic looking.

First, swivel counter stools and bar stools are great in that you can get on and off easily and turn 360 degrees to get a view of the room from any vantage point. These stools offer a traditional classic appeal that works well with many types of décor. If you want a touch of elegance, you could choose the swivel bar stool and counter stool made from cherry or mahogany and upholstered seats with a rich, warm fabric. If you prefer something from the Mission period, then you could choose a stool with the slated backs.

If you have a wet bar in the home or prefer a sleeker, contemporary look, then a leather bar stool and counter stool would be an excellent consideration. For this, you have many different styles such as the solid hardwood stool that features clean lines and a traditional scrolled back. These counter stools and barstools come with and without armrests and are available in a number of wood types and leather colors. Now, if you want something more industrial looking, you could change up the leather barstool and counter stool by choosing a tall model made from chrome, straight legs, no arms, and black leather seat.

Metal counter stools and bar stools are beautiful and with the elegant charm, they fit with a transitional, Art Deco, French, traditional, or modern style home. Without doubt, metal counter stools and bar stools are often made with classic wrought iron for a stylish look. As an example, the scroll work is gorgeous that could be embellished with casting accents. With this, you could choose a bold, colorful fabric or something neutral, whatever works best for your needs.

Now, two other options for counter stools and bar stools include a tropical look stool and something a little on the whimsical side. For the tropical stool, these are made from bamboo or metal painted like bamboo, metal leafs and other tropical motifs, cane back, and a nice swivel design. For a fun barstool, you could choose one made from bright red, blue, or yellow with a curved back and chrome stand and footrest. No matter what your need, you will have a blast shopping around for the right bar stool and counter stool. Prices run the gamut, ranging from $75 to $500 on average, depending on the manufacturer and materials used.

Jennifer Akre is a successful business owner of numerous furniture websites offering product and information about bar stools, counter stools and other furniture and decor for your home. Visit for ways you can buy and know more about decorating your home in style.

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