You might be overwhelmed by the many options to consider when you’re shopping for bar stools. What you should look for depends on how you intend to use the stool and the amount of space you have.
First, decide if you need stools with backs or not. If you need counter height bar stools for your dining table or kitchen island chairs, you’ll probably want backs on your stools so you’ll be comfortable while dining. Backless stools are great for a traditional bar setup.
Next, decide if you want your bar stools to have arms or not. Since bar stools with arms are typically wider, this will often come down to the amount of space you have.
Some final considerations include whether you would like swivel bar stools or not, which again might come down to available space, and whether you would like cushioned seats. Lastly, look for bar stool chairs with a style that goes well with your existing bar or dining room setup.