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Furniture Mar 25, 2022

SHF: A Guide To Choosing Bar Stools

Bar stools come in many shapes and sizes, so if you’re unsure of the right pick for your space, know where to start and the rest will fall into place. Here’s our easy-to-follow guide to choosing the perfect stools to maximise the look and functionality of your space.

Bar stool or counter stool?

So, for many of us, we didn’t quite realise the difference between bar and counter stools. But yes, this small detail can make or break your design. So how do you tell them apart? Well, typically, kitchen counters are often a lot lower than bar counters, so the difference really lies with the height of your selected chair. Bar stools subsequently are a lot taller than your typical counter stool. So, be sure to measure your counter before you make the investment!

Choose your finish

Modern finishes include metal, wood and upholstery, but we’re loving the blend of any of these elements. In fact, a beautifully upholstered seat on a metallic base can make for a wonderful statement piece around your bar or counter! We love plush fabrics like velvet and suede for true aesthetic quality. However, more durable options like leather are timeless and can also add a remarkable sense of warmth to your setting.

Consider the design style

Whether you’re going for a Scandi and minimalist look or a boho, urban or contemporary ambience, you will find stools in an array of styles to meet your need. Consider the look you’re going for and choose a finish and design style to complement the overall tone of the room. Wooden finishes are often timeless and chic in a Nordic environment, but glorious brass or steel tones can work wonderfully to add definition in a modern or industrial design.

Make a statement with your choice of stools. And if it’s elegance you’re after, be sure to visit SHF to shop the look.


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