Tips to Buy a Bar Stool

By FredrickHobbs

Looking for the best barstools to fit your kitchen? You should consider both aesthetic and practical factors when choosing the right Rattan Swivel Bar Stools for your kitchen.

Back or no back

When shopping for a bar stool, make sure you consider whether you need one with or without back. Barstools with a backless design will look cleaner and more modern. However, they may not be suitable if you spend a lot time sitting on them.

A bar stool with back is best if you are going to be spending a lot of time at the counter. A barstool with a back is a good option for safety and support, especially if you have young children.

Matching wood finish

Consider the wood finishes available in your kitchen if you’re looking for wooden barstools. The cabinets and hardwood flooring. You can match the same finish to create a uniform look, or choose a darker or lighter color for more contrast.


Bar stools and counter stools have different heights. Barstools are smaller than counter stools and fit under 36″ high countertops.

Measure the height of the counter and the floor before you shop. This will help you to choose the right barstools or counterstools.

Make sure to consider the height of your barstool arms to ensure you can easily tuck them under the counter.

Seat Cushion

You may consider purchasing a bar stool with a cushioned or padded seat to increase your comfort.

How many will you need?

A general rule of thumb is to allow 26 to 30 inches between each bar stool’s center and one stool every 2 to 2 1/2 feet. This ensures everyone at the counter has enough elbow room and is comfortable. To ensure that the stools are not too crowded, allow 15 inches to the end of your counter.

What’s the difference between cane, rattan, and wicker?

While wicker can be described as a technique, rattan can be described as a material. Wicker is a term that refers to all types of woven furniture. Rattan and cane can also be called wicker. Cane is a thinner product which is the result of the stripping of rattan plants.

Are rattan bar stools comfortable?

Wicker counter stools bring warmth and texture into rooms with mostly hard surfaces like cabinets, countertops, backsplash, and appliances. Even after sitting for hours, they are more comfortable than their appearance.