Choose a set of stylish bar stools to lift your kitchen scheme to new heights. If you’d like some extra, casual seating in the kitchen, then you can’t beat bar stools – the perfect spot for a quick cup of coffee before work, or by a breakfast bar where kids can do their homework. If you have a small flat with an open plan kitchen then bar stools beside a kitchen workspace or breakfast-bar table can provide alternative seating to a full dining table and chairs. Not only do bar stools offer a more laid-back style of informal dining, but they’re also a great space-saver, as they can be tucked under an island or table. When it comes to design, there are a number of options to consider. Do you want a backless design or a piece in a striking colour? Upholstered seating adds comfort but for practicality opt for a wipe-clean fabric or material. Take a look at our pick of the best and complete your breakfast bar or kitchen island with the most sophisticated seating.
If you have a country home and want timeless seating, why not opt for this solid teak bar stool with a natural rattan back and seat? Use alongside a breakfast bar, bar table or as an occasional seat when preparing food. H104 W46 D50cm.
Add a pop of colour to your kitchen with this rocket-shaped bar stool, designed by Eero Aarnio for Artek in 1995, for an eye-catching addition to your kitchen. Solid oak. H73 W44 D44cm.
The striking Talia grey bar stool would work well in both traditional and contemporary kitchens. The stool is made from hard-wearing, lacquered solid beech and is available in various colours and sizes. H78 W46 D50cm.
Go for a retro feel in your kitchen with this upholstered bar stool with tapered wooden legs. The unusual doughnut-style seat in contrasting black is an eyecatching touch. Plywood seat with rubberwood legs and chrome footrest. H78 D56cm.
This robust yet stylishly designed breakfast bar stool has been made from solid oak and oak veneer. The natural cotton seats complement the warm wood tone beautifully. H107 W43 D50cm.
Designed to be both economical and practical, this striking blue stool has an industrial edge. It has a footrest for relaxed sitting posture. Powder-coated steel. H63 W44 D44cm.
Introduce industrial style into your home with this contemporary bar stool in gunmetal grey. The chair is made from iron and fir wood and comes fully assembled. H76 D34cm.
With a shaped seat for comfort and the stylish combination of white gloss and birch wood, we think this bar stool is a winning design. Choose a couple of these for your kitchen to update your seating. H80.5 W38 D39cm.
This beautifully simple bar stool design is made with mango wood and has a contrasting grey zinc-coated metal frame. Handcrafted in wood and metal. H76cm.
Perfect for a classic kitchen breakfast bar, this pair of Milano bar stools are made from wood and feature an ivory, wipe-clean seat pad. H95 W44 D42cm.