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Luxury Bar Stools – A Guide To Buying Bar Stools For The Home

Luxury bar stools come in a variety of different sizes and styles today, so it is worth spending some time finding a design that is right for you. Choices range from upholstered and solid seats to stationary and swivel seats. There is something for all tastes and all room designs. One of the first things you need to consider is what room the bar stools are going to be placed in. This will influence the materials and design that you choose. You need a design that fits in with the current theme of your décor; in other words, contemporary metal base with leather seating for a modern breakfast bar or a traditional wooden high back upholstered bar stool for a country kitchen. 

Next, think about whether you are going to be using for drinking and eating. If your bar stools are going to be used in a home bar, for example, then you will want to think about a material that will stand up to drink spills. Durable materials such as luxury leather bar stools are a great choice or, of course, you could opt for a solid seat. Another option is to select a style of bar stools that has back rests you can tie cushions onto, enabling you to easily remove the cushion covers and wash them.

Next, pay careful attention to the space you have available when deciding how many luxury designer bar stools to purchase. As a general rule, it is wise to allow roughly 26 – 30 inches between the middle points of each seat. You also need to think about the height of the countertop or table where the bar stools are going to be placed. You need to get the balance right: there must be enough legroom for people to sit comfortably, yet the stools need to fit neatly under the table when they are not being used.

At Tulip Interiors we hold the humble barstool in the highest regard. We have designer barstools in a range of colours, styles, materials and fabrics, and we’re confident we have a design that’s perfect for you. Whether it’s contemporary barstools or vintage barstools, we have something to make your space striking or functional, whatever your goals. Our designer barstools are the perfect complement to any type of space. From plush velvet, to supple leather, or elegant wooden barstools...we have something to suit any purpose.

What's the best Style for me?

Your choice of barstool will depend on your space. Is your setting casual or formal? Modern or vintage? Do you want your seating to be functional and discreet? Or will it be a focal point? Consider where you want to put your designer barstool. Maybe you need a luxury barstool to ease into your evening. We might suggest one of our modern barstools with backrest to help you sink into cosy conversation after a tiring day.

Alternatively, backless or low backed designs are modest and can add a classy, minimalist touch to your space. Choose simple, elegant designs, with brushed metals or wood. Or, for a space where you want to encourage a relaxed atmosphere with a focus on comfort, try our upholstered barstools.

Maybe it’s a simple kitchen barstool you need. A chair to perch the kids in a homely style and host family breakfasts. An addition that could become less of a counter barstool, and more of a family treasure. You might match the colour of your kitchen barstool with the worktop or cupboards, or alternatively choose a bold and striking contrast. Many of our designs come in several colourways, allowing you to select the perfect design and colour to stand out or blend in as appropriate.

A high stool is the perfect piece of furniture for sharing stories with loved ones and friends, allowing conversation to flow in communal spaces where some people are more comfortable standing or busy preparing a meal. Whatever your requirement, our range of designer barstools has something that will make the humble barstool an integral part of your home, business, or design conscious space.

What is the right size for me?

When trying to find the perfect barstool, you’ll need to consider the height of the stool and the counter/table in which it will be placed against, as you will usually want your luxury barstool to tuck neatly under the table top. Having brunch at your kitchen island or sipping cocktails at a personal home bar? Well, each table top may have a different height and therefor will require varied levels of seating. The most common barstool height is usually between 74cm to 81cm and with this as standard, would usually be teamed with a counter at a height of 104cm to 110cm. It’s also important to leave enough space between each of your counter stools, just so your kitchen island or home bar isn’t over-crowded, impractical and unsightly.

Needless to say, there are also elements that come down to personal preference, such as the colour chosen and the overall appearance of the stools. Luckily, you have a huge selection of bar stools luxury to choose from at Tulip Interiors. We can also help you to find a luxury dining table and chairs if this is something you prefer. To see the products we have for sale, all you need to do is head to If you have any queries or you would like a helping hand with choosing the right bar stool for you, please do not hesitate to get in touch via [email protected] or on +44 (0) 203 904 6888.