Whether you’re serving up a five course meal or mixing drinks for company, nothing beats taking the time to enjoy what you made while sitting on a bar or counter stool. Usually set at a dining bar in the kitchen, bar and counter stools are a great seating option in rooms that may not have space for a full dining set.

To create a chic yet understated space, consider the Century Grey Leather Bar Stool. Its luxurious leather upholstery is immediately noticeable and will subtly complement standout design features like marble kitchen countertops. 

For a more rustic look, look at the Mona Metal Bar Stool. Its sculpted iron frame displays fine craftsmanship while its upholstered seat offers comfort. Use this stool as a focal point in your space and to add artisanal beauty.

Lean into the farmhouse trend with the Woodrow Linen Bar Stool. Its textured linen upholstery, nailhead trim and lighwash wood are the ideal choices for a shabby chic interior or introducing a bit of country charm.

What is the difference between a counter height stool and a bar stool?

The difference between counter stools and bar stools is their seat height. The distance from the top of a counter height bar  stool to the ground is generally around 24 inches. The average height of a bar stool seat is 30 inches. Other than a difference in height, the two stool types are exactly the same.

How do I choose between a counter height stool and a bar stool?

Choosing a stool type depends on the height of the bar or counter. Whatever the height, you should have about 10 inches between the top of the stool seat and the bottom of the counter. This ensures that there is enough space for the stools and that people can sit in them comfortably.

You should also consider whether you want your stools to have backs and arms. Stools with arms and backs create a more formal look that mimics a dining room chair. They also offer support and are a good choice for spaces that will be used for dining. The backless stools are more informal and are better suited for a bar or an area where you will not be sitting for extended periods of time. 

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