Unusual kitchen stool designs to be used as focal points



Whether your kitchen has a bar or you use the kitchen island as one, the barstools are an important accessory. Very often, they are used as focal point in the kitchen and some very interesting and unusual designs have been created for that purpose. Here are a few examples.

These saddle stools are indeed very interesting and charming. They were actually made by hand using real saddles and they add a very nice and personal touch to the décor. Repurposing items is a very common method of creating unique and creative designs.

Contemporary kitchens usually have the most unusual and innovative focal points. This kitchen, for example, features some very intriguing bar stools. Instead of having a regular design with a base that sits on the floor and a seat, these stools are attached to the kitchen island and they are installed in pairs.

This eclectic kitchen also proposes a very interesting idea for barstools. Their bases are giant springs and they actually seem like real springs that have been repurposed. Their rusty finish gives them character and personality and the seats further reinforce this vintage look.

In the case of barstools, the base is usually the one that usually suffers the transformation and gives them character and charm. In the case of these modern barstools, the base seems to have an apparent random design but it’s actually a well-though structure that evenly supports the seat and the user while also giving the stool a unique look.

Sometimes the barstools are the ones that give personality to the whole kitchen. These ones, for example, stand out with their simple yet intricate design and they actually make the kitchen feel complete. They go well with the whole traditional yet simple décor.


This kitchen features a very creative and very well-thought design. Everything about it has been perfectly chosen. There are plenty of contrasts here including the one between the high ceiling and the low stools as well as the contrast of finish and material. The stools are particularly charming abd, despite their size, they manage to stand out.

Contemporary kitchens usually feature minimalist designs, simple shapes, sculptural forms and geometrical patterns. Sometimes these elements are combined in very interesting and intriguing ways. This kitchen, for example, features some very unusual barstools. They have robust wooden bases resembling rectangular blocks, combined with sleek metalwork.

Even though it’s custom to have barstools that share the same design, color and finish, it’s not absolutely necessary to follow this trend. You can have barstools that are only similar in terms of style but that feature unique designs. You can even play with style and combine contemporary elements with vintage and traditional details.

If you opted for a design that combines modern and industrial elements for your kitchen, then you must carefully chose the design for your barstools. These ones are just perfect for this kitchen, they are very simple and they’re made of metal. They look very nice in combination with the stone walls and wooden kitchen island.

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Published by in Kitchen, on December 17th, 2012

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