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Furniture Jul 11, 2024

Cielo: How to Select The Perfect Stool

When outfitting your home bar or kitchen counter, selecting the right bar stool can make all the difference. The perfect stool can provide comfort, style, and functionality, while the wrong one can leave your space feeling awkward and uncomfortable. Let’s take a look at some of our favourite stool options from Cielo and consider some of the main factors when making the right selection.

Height: Finding the Sweet Spot

The height of your bar stool is crucial, as it needs to align with the height of your counter or bar. Here are some general guidelines for bar stool heights to make the most of your space:

  • Counter height: 60-70 cm ( ideal for kitchen counters and breakfast bars)
  • Bar height: 75-80 cm (perfect for pub-style bars and higher counters)
  • Extra-tall height: 85-90 cm (great for high ceilings and statement pieces)

Materials: Durability and Style

Bar stools come in a wide range of materials, each with its unique benefits and drawbacks. Consider the following options:

  • Wood: Classic, timeless, and durable, but may require maintenance.
  • Metal: Sleek, modern, and sturdy, but can be cold and unforgiving.
  • Upholstered: Comfortable and stylish, but may show wear and tear.
  • Recycled materials: Eco-friendly and unique, but may have limited durability.

Styles: From Modern to Rustic

Bar stools come in a vast array of styles to suit your decor and personal taste. If you’re after a modern look, then a pop of colour will offer interest. For this aesthetic, you also may want to consider sleek lines, minimalist designs and bold colours.

However, modern trends are not the only options available. If you like a more organic, raw and even rustic look, then find a stool with some vintage charm. Distressed or raw wood may appeal here.

Other trends worth mentioning include industrial style with a blend of wood and metal for an urban chic look. And, if a traditional style is more your vibe, then go for something in a more classic aesthetic with ornate details and timeless elegance.

Placement: Creating a Harmonious Space

When placing your bar stools, consider careful placement for maximum enjoyment.  Leave enough space between seats and ensure at least 20-25 cm between each stool for comfortable seating.

Consider the corners and why not use corner stools or opt for a curved design to maximize space? As long as your space looks and feels balanced, then you’ll have a winning design. To ensure balance, you could distribute stools evenly and balance with other decor elements that enhance your style.


Choosing the ideal bar stool requires careful consideration of height, material, style, and placement. By following these guidelines and tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating a comfortable, stylish, and functional space that’s perfect for socializing and relaxing.


Happy hunting for the perfect bar stool and remember to check out the versatile options available from Cielo.
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