Looking for the best bar stools? Here are a variety of bar stools that are trendy yet classic all at the same time.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, so it’s understandable that you’d want it to be both stylish and comfortable. While the right décor can certainly help, furniture is what really makes all the difference.

Though tables and chairs may be the most common pieces that come to mind, bar and counter stools are necessary for making the most of your kitchen island or breakfast bar. After all, they may be some of the first things someone notices when they walk into your space. Luckily, there are tons of styles out there at different price points, so you can definitely find the perfect ones for your home.

Here, the best bar stools for every style and budget.

1. Avers Bar & Counter Stool (Set of 2) by AllModern

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AllModern’s Avers Bar Stool set is a simple, stylish option that’ll work well with any design style. The chairs have a low back style and are available in two sizes—counter stool and bar stool—so you can get the perfect height for your kitchen or bar.

The upholstered set is available in five colors—blush pink, emerald green, platinum, sapphire blue, and vintage gold—and features a foam-filled cushion for prime comfort. The price of the two-piece set is fairly budget-friendly, but if you’re still on the fence it’s worth noting it comes with a one-year warranty.

2. Bungalo 29.5″ Bar Stool by Bayou Breeze

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Bungalo 29.5″ Bar Stool by Bayou Breeze Safavieh’s Bungalo Bar Stool is the perfect pick for transforming your kitchen into a rustic, beachy getaway. This solid wood chair has a bucket-seat style and woven frame that feels much more traditional than other styles, although it can definitely work with more modern spaces too.

It’s certainly an investment piece, but its mahogany wood construction ensures it will last over time. It’s available in two seat cushion colors (brown and cream), both of which offer a natural, stylish element to your home.

3. Alessandro Bar & Counter Stool

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For a more casual seating option, consider the Alessandro Bar Stool from Wayfair. This solid wood chair features a saddle-style seat that offers a true farmhouse look—even if your home isn’t located countryside. It’s available in two heights and three natural colors (barnwood, chestnut, and storm gray), each of which has a rustic yet refined style. It’s sold individually, but is budget-friendly enough that you can get a few to outfit your kitchen.

4. Joss & Main Bar & Counter Stool (Set of 2)

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If you’re looking for chairs that’ll leave as little visual impact as possible, look no further than these acrylic stools from Joss & Main. The timeless, clear design will work with tons of aesthetics, from mid-century modern to minimal to glam, with ease. The Monnier Stools have a full-back style and feature a slight recline, and you get to choose between three leg finishes for a little extra style.

Though the chairs are bit of a splurge, you’re getting two stools—and the barely-there design makes them perfect for smaller spaces. If you aren’t ready to commit, it’s worth noting it comes with a 90-day warranty, so you can see how they work in your space first.

5. Aurora Swivel Adjustable Height Bar Stool (Set of 2)

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These bar stools offer a spot to sit and enjoy a quick breakfast at your kitchen counter or island. They’re made from metal and feature an open cross-back design with a wooden accent along the top edge for a hint of mixed material design. The seats are upholstered in faux leather and filled with foam to provide just the right amount of support as you sit. Plus, the swivel base allows you to leave the counter without having to scoot back in the chair. Four flared legs and a round crossbar support the stool. These bar stools are sold in sets of two.

6. Bak 28″ Bar Stool (Set of 2)

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If you’re looking for an elegant yet minimalistic look in your kitchen then this comfortable, polypropylene seat bar stool is just for you. Thanks to the big metal frames, this bar stool is strong and secure while the floor protectors keep your floors from getting damaged. The seat is also quite unusual having a handle on both sides and the entire look is simple yet extremely practical and sleek. The stool does not swivel; neither is it height adjustable.

7. Luca Counter & Bar Stool (Set of 2)

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This pair of stools have a simple bucket seat that’s inspired by mid-century modern design. Each seat is contoured for comfort, and upholstered in a neutral faux leather that looks like it’s been gently worn in (and is super easy to clean with a dry cloth). They also have subtle topstitched detailing where the seat and back meet. These stools are supported by tubular sled bases with back support bars and fronts support bars that also serve as footrests. Plus, they come with adjustable floor glides to protect your hardwood and tile. Assembly is required, but all you need to do is attach the base to the seat.

8. Bednarz 24 Bar Stool (Set of 4)

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This wooden bar stool is understated; yet will flawlessly fit into any background. They are durable enough for use inside your home, a shop or café as well. Constructed from robust steel, they also contain non-mar foot glides to keep your floors looking immaculate. The set of four stackable bar stools is a perfect choice for seating at a breakfast nook for a busy family and then stacking away until the next use.

9. Yarnell Counter & Bar Stool (Set of 2)

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Inject some style and color into dinner time with this barstool! Available in Eight fun and vibrant colors, and each of them is guaranteed to be a hit in your contemporary home. Thanks to fixed strong X-shaped support to the seat, 4 sturdy metal legs with a wooden look finish or golden finish would bring a natural look. It is ideal to compliment your dining table or to accentuate your home office, bedroom or living room or elegant look. It is ideal to complement your bar table to accentuate your kitchen or dining room.

10. 4-Piece Set Of Household Bar Stools, 24-Inch Indoor And Outdoor

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Made of high-quality metal frame and wood material, it is sturdy and durable. With this bar stool, you can have dinner with your family or friends conveniently. The kitchen chair features a space-saving design, it can be stacked when not in use, free up your space. Each bar stool has an X-brace under the seat, provides additional support and stability. The bar chair will not scratch your floor when using, suitable for indoor use.

11. Hayden Bar & Counter Stool (Set of 2)

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This expertly crafted bar stool with wood grain details adds austere charisma to your furniture collection. Thanks to the clean design, its charm is understated in a rustic kind of way. Feel free to add it to your dining room table, Kitchen Island or bar area to compliment any wooden table or countertop. The backless bar stool contains solid Rubberwood frames as well as a two-tone black and brown base and seat color.

12. Marceline Hydraulic Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool (Set of 2)

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Make a statement in your kitchen or outdoor bar area with this stylish and functional bar stool. The metal stand is finished in shiny chrome, and the pedestal base also doubles as a footrest. The unconventional seat is curved and has pointed armrests which are all enveloped in Fox leather upholstery and a glossy hue. The swivel barstool is also height adjustable. The eye-catching bar stool will make the perfect addition to your kitchen island.

What to Look For in a Bar Stool

Price

The price of bar stools can range anywhere from $60 to upwards of $300, and there are several factors that contribute to the cost—brand, material, and size being a few of them. One of the easiest ways to keep your purchase more budget-friendly is to buy bar stools as a set, if the option is available, as you’ll usually end up saving more than if you purchase them individually. Be sure to keep in mind materials, too—you can get the luxe look of leather with faux-leather options and save a few bucks that way.

Size

Most stools are offered in two heights—counter stool and bar stool—so be sure to choose which one suits your home best. Counter stools are best for most kitchen counters, but if you’re outfitting a true at-home bar, you’ll want to go with the bar stool height. Make sure you measure the area you’re outfitting to be certain you’re getting the right height. It’s also worth noting that the width of the chair is important, too. If you’re working with a smaller space, it’s best to consider narrower options.

Style

When it comes to bar stools, there are tons of styles out there to choose from, from glam to industrial to modern. Be sure to think about any other elements that are important to you, like shape, back support, and materials. You can find more traditional stools that are both back-less and arm-less, or you can go all-out with a stool that looks more like an armchair on metal legs.