If you’re in the market for the best bar stools in Australia it could be a tough call with so many styles materials and designs available.
Whether you’re seeking a contemporary touch with the ‘Marci Fabric’ stool a classic aesthetic with ‘Lorraine’ or even a Nordic touch with ‘Nerd Bar Stool’ the choice can be overwhelming.
Your ideal bar stool should not only complement your interior decor but also offer comfort durability and the perfect height to fit under your kitchen counter or bar top.
But in the whirl of numerous Australian retailers and diverse options how do you ensure you make the right pick?
Best Bar Stool Height
Your bar stool’s height can make or break its comfort. To select the perfect height measure the height of your island bench.
Typically the ideal clearance between the seat and the bench top is about 25cm. This height provides a comfortable range for anyone.
The ‘Larona’ adjustable stool for example introduces flexibility. With an adjustable height base it is a perfect fit in any kitchen.
The ‘Chad’ adjustable stool also features a versatile medium-height back. Both come in a selection of colours to match your desired style.
Best Bar Stool Width
Width is equally important for a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing arrangement. Too wide and your stools may not fit comfortably under your counter.
Too narrow and they may not provide enough support or comfort. The arm room also matters.
Ensure you have space to move without feeling cramped.
The ‘Justin’ counter stool known for its slightly wider seat makes sitting for extended periods more tolerable. Available in a variety of colour options it’s fantastic for modern country and mid-century-style kitchens.
Bar Stool Foot Width
One important aspect of a bar stool is the foot width. Understanding the width of the base of the stool is paramount as it impacts seating arrangement and access around your kitchen island or counter.
The right foot width also guarantees safe and comfortable seating especially when you factor in enough arm room.
To figure out the ideal foot width measure the width at the base of the bar stool. Also remember to keep in mind the space you will need to tuck away stools under the counter or island top.
Brands such as Just Bar Stools Castlery and many others offer stools with varying foot widths enabling customers across Australia to choose what suits their needs.
Top Bar Stool Materials
Choosing the right material for your bar stool is often a balance between budget desired durability and aesthetics. Upholstered stools such as the Venus Velvet or the Windsor Provincial Linen add a touch of luxury and comfort.
The removable bar stool covers offer flexibility in fabric choice making cleaning easier and allowing for seasonal style updates.
If you’re looking for a mix of strength and simplicity consider stools like the Nerd Bar Stool or the Victoria adjustable bar stool which utilize a mix of oak and metal.
For a coastal feel consider options like the Aster Round Timber Rattan Bar Stool or the Rosie Timber Leg stools which feature rattan and timber. The Sketch Poise and Sketch Requin offer a leather detailing for a more classic elegant interior.
Remember the choice of bar stool material will provide the finishing touch to your kitchen decor so take your time selecting the perfect stool.
Shop The Best Bar Stools
Choosing the best bar stools in Australia requires considering several factors such as height arm room seat and base width. It also depends on your budget the durability you need and whether the stool fits your kitchen’s décor aesthetically.
Some popular choices include:
- The Hoxton Room faux leather bar stool with a raised backrest
- The White Zurich bar stools that offer comfort and a cut-out backrest
- The Edith cane bar stool in white wash with a rattan woven backrest for coastal cool perfection
- The ARATA bar stool from Freedom that’s minimal and available in a natural or matte black finish
- The sleek and minimal Abel leather counter stool with soft curves and rounded legs
- The Piper velvet gold legs bar stool in Black priced at $319 and adds a touch of glamour
- The Replica Hans Wegner wishbone stool that pays homage to the classic design while adding sophistication
- The Aster round timber rattan bar stool priced at $169 and suits various design styles
Hamptons-Style Bar Stools
The Hamptons-style bar stools are inspired by the elegance of one of the most luxurious corners of the world. This style aligns with three main styles: the plush upholstered look the all-white timber or rattan look or a combination of the two.
Use stools like:
- The all-black finish Dante Panelled for a modern touch in a classic elegant interior
- The Just Bar Stools’ Adela Black Velvet for an air of sophistication
- The Barnett stool that offers the enduring allure of white
To complete the look integrate these stools with a light spacious and sophisticated Hamptons kitchen décor.
Modern Country Kitchen Bar Stools
Modern Country style is about combining traditional country aesthetics with contemporary designs. To create an effortless modern country aesthetic the right bar stools such as all-timber designs offering back support are essential.
They blend the old and the new effortlessly while maintaining comfort and sophistication.
When selecting your kitchen stools consider the ‘Devin’ counter stools. Not only do they offer a combination of beauty and comfort but they are made with high-density foam and a solid oak frame giving the testament of a good investment into quality seating.
These are available in six different materials to match your kitchen design.
Moreover ‘Justin’ counter stools are known for their supportive high back and slightly wider seat. These mid-century styled stools come in eight colour combinations and are also available in a black veneer finish.
The ‘Vance’ counter stools are another modern country option. These stools have a sturdy steel frame and a solid timber top available in four options.
These stools combine strength and simplicity making a statement in your kitchen.
For a stool that complements the natural tones and textures of your kitchen consider the ‘Meredith’ counter stool. With a rope seat and black steel frame it adds a touch of rustic charm to the contemporary kitchen.
When considering medium height supportive backs there are options like ‘Chad’ adjustable stool available in three colours. Larona’ adjustable stool is a classic kitchen stool with a padded seat and adjustable base fitting perfectly in any modern country kitchen.
With the right bar stools your kitchen can truly convey its modern country theme beautifully. Embrace natural materials high-quality craftsmanship and the comfort factor while choosing your perfect stool.