Kitchen Design

Do you ever look at any of the spaces in your home and think it could use a refresh? Sure you do, it happens to everyone, and the same thing can happen with a kitchen too. Though most of the details in a kitchen are fixed from the cabinets to the countertops, there is one accessory that can go a long way to update the space: the bar stool.

If yours are looking tired or you’re craving a new look, it doesn't take much to change it up! Here are three different styles to inspire a change for Spring! Swap out your existing seating with contemporary bar stools to introduce a modern vibe. Look for stools with angular clean lines or ones that mix materials like acrylic and chrome.

Contemporary Bar Stools

Get that modern edge in your kitchen with cool chrome finishes in smooth tubular bases like the Adjustable Height White and Black Bar Stool or H2 Adjustable Height Counter or White Bar Stool, or instead consider the angled edges found in the Zuo Modern Darwen Black 24" High Counter Stool. Leather is always a chic yet durable choice; get the look with the Faustino White Bycast Leather Bar Stool or Omega Adjustable Black and Chrome Counter or Bar Stool.

Rustic Kitchen Design


The eco friendly appeal of rustic, reclaimed, and weathered wood has taken over the design world by storm. In the past few years, more and more are calling for products with organic appeal and wood will always satisfy. A kitchen is a place where so many surfaces are cooler from the stone countertops to the metal appliances, pulls and faucets to the tile backsplash. In those circumstances, add welcome contrast in any style kitchen from cottage to contemporary with the warmth of wood counter height stools.

Wood Bar Stools

Find variegated wood tones in these sleek Balboa Teak and Brass Stool and whitewashed tones in the Harper Stone Wash Counter Stool. Mix your finishes with a black and wood Morella Square Bar Stoolor a round metal and wood Jaden Natural Wood Counter Stool.

Colorful Design

Color lifts the spirits and will instantly cheer a neutral kitchen. Since it’s the place where you start your day, consider making it that much brighter with colorful counter height stools in a shade that makes you smile.

Colorful Bar Stools

Go green with a leather Hillsdale Counter Stool and embrace a cherry red with these Tolix lookalike Red Counter Stool or the Crimson Counter Stool. Make it sunny with a Yellow Microfiber Swivel Counter Stool or opt for a bold blue Scooper Adjustable Bar or Counter Stool. Any hue you choose make it bright and fun!

Image credits: Better Homes & Gardens; Shirley Parks Design; House Beautiful; wood stool kitchen images: Country Living & Arkpad; colorful counter stool images: Better Homes & Gardens; Kitchen Lab Design