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The Popularity Of Bar Stools

The Revival Of Bar Stools

In recent years bar stools have emerged as a favourite furniture item with commercial interior designers as well as discerning householders who enjoy the style and practicality that barstools can bring to an interior setting. offer a range of models to suit all tastes, from highly contemporary to classic understated elegance.

Bar stools in a commercial setting

Interior designers have been selecting and specifying barstools as part of their creative interiors for decades, adding functionality and style to eating and drinking areas of hotels, restaurants, caf├ęs and leisure facilities. With the revival of bar stools as fashionable furniture items, the choice has never been so exciting or inspiring. Today they are available in a variety of styles and finishes from timeless wood blended with natural leather to contemporary chrome and black bar stools or polished metal teamed with vibrant coloured fabrics.

benito-orange-front-cropWhy are barstools so popular?

Bar stools are great space-savers, fitting very close to or actually underneath worktops and bar areas, thereby making the most of the available floor space. The additional height offered by the barstools also allows customers who prefer to sit, the chance to socialise and interact with others who prefer to stand. Children also love the additional height of bar stools as it gives them the opportunity to see life from a higher viewpoint.

Barstools in the home

In the domestic environment, the humble bar stool is also enjoying a revival, as fashionable house owners and flat dwellers strive to maximise the available space. As well as being a stylish piece of furniture in its own right, the barstool is a clever, space saving item that is popular with young and old alike. The smaller dimensions of many contemporary houses means that living space is at a premium, therefore breakfast bars and central bar tables are taking the place of the conventional dining table. In these situations, classic breakfast bar stools or stylish statement barstools are the ideal choice of seating.

Styles of bar stools

Bar stools are now available in a wide variety of designs to suit all interior tastes and fashions. For conservative or classic interiors there is a choice of attractive wood finishes for bar stools which, when teamed with luxury leather or fabric upholstery can offer stunning seating that blends perfectly with the interior. Alternatively, styles manufactured in rustic metal or contemporary chrome complemented by neutral upholstery will also offer understated elegance, or carefully chosen retro pieces can add a focal point to the room.

For the contemporary interior, there is an array of styles finished in chrome with faux leather seat pads in a rainbow of vibrant colours, or rigid acrylic seating which offers the ultimate in practicality. Whatever the style or the budget, there are bar stools to fit the bill.

In addition to creating a statement in the commercial interior setting or providing functional seating for a busy family, bar stools are extremely practical items of furniture. They save space; they add an element of design to the interior, are easy to clean and can be easily transported. There are designs especially created for dining areas, for bars, for the kitchen or for the garden. Through their growing popularity the revival of bar stools definitely looks set to continue for many years to come.