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10 Modern Bar Stool Designs For A Stylish Kitchen

Most kitchens, besides being part of an open floor plan, also feature a bar area. It’s a space that presents several advantages. For example, it’s a multifunctional space. You can use it as a work surface but also as a breakfast area or work space. Moreover, it’s perfect for those that also use the kitchen as a social space and for entertainment. But a bar means nothing without the right bar stools.

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Modern open plan kitchen and living area with a minimalist bar and stools

There are numerous designs, shapes, sizes and colors to choose from. Before making a decision, there are several factors to take into consideration. For example, the bar stools should be both stylish and comfortable. If you choose one in the detriment of the other you’ll always regret it. Then you should also think whether you want the bar stools to match the bar and the rest of the kitchen décor or if you want them to be bold and to stand out. It’s easy to use bar stools as focal points. You just need to find an eye-catching design or to opt for bold and vibrant colors.

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Spacious kitchen with a large island and simple metal bar stools
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Stylish black and white kitchen island with black bar stools
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Modern kitchen with a long bar and sleek and casual bar stools
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Contemporary neutral kitchen with orange accent bar stools
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Airy kitchen with a warm and neutral color palette and chic furniture
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Large black and white kitchen island complemented by black bar stools
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Warm and inviting kitchen with a wooden bar and matching bar stools
Sleek bar stools with wooden bases and white seats
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Contemporary bar stools with a minimalist and sleek design

The bar stools also need to be sturdy and strong. Metal frames and structures work best. The actual design need to be carefully chosen. Depending on the style you have chosen for the décor and on the atmosphere you are trying to create, you can either opt for something minimalist and simple, for something with clean and straight lines, something with delicate lines and curved features or for something with a striking design and a unique look. We have made a selection of modern bar stools featuring some of the elements mentioned above.

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