- Bar Stools Buying Guide
Bar Stools Guide from Dunelm Mill
A Bar stool is often an item of furniture that is overlooked during the decorating process. However, there are many different styles and designs of bar stools on the market, from gas lift bar stools to breakfast bar stools, high backed chairs to three legged stools. Each different bar stool will offer your room a totally different look and style, this guide is designed to offer you advice and information on the various different types of bar stools available.
- The Background of Bar Stools
- Types of Bar Stools
- Why Choose a Bar Stool
- Bar Stool Care Instructions
- View our Range of Bar Stools
The Background of Bar Stools
Bar stools, as the name would suggest, are a type of stool designed to be positioned in front of a bar in a pub. This seating option was the perfect choice for propping up the bar as the height was slightly higher than the average three legged stool whilst the width and general size of the bar stool was minimal allowing for a row of stools to be sat side by side along the length of the bar. This is a great means to comfortably seat many people in a relatively small space. Nowadays, however bar stools are being used more frequently in the home, either at breakfast bars or smaller stools used as a means of extra seating when guests pop by. This trend of having bar stools in the home has sparked a demand for new and different styles seen through the high number of bar stool varieties now available on the market.
Bar stools were traditionally made of wood as this was and still is considered to be a very sturdy and hardwearing product. However, as the style and design of these stools have changed over time, so too has the material. There are of course still bar stools composed of a wooden material, however metal or plastic stools are not unusual in this market.
Types of Bar Stools
As we have already mentioned there are many different types of bar stools available on the market today. Have a browse through the below to see which style would most complement your home and general decor.
Gas Lift Bar Stools
Gas lift bar stools are one of the most fashionable seating options on the market. These bar stools are characterised by the gas lift mechanism which controls the height and position of the stool. This lever will allow the user to adjust the stool so that they can sit comfortably at the breakfast bar, making it an ideal seating choice for all the family. These stools are also the perfect way to add a splash of colour to your kitchen as they are available in a range of vibrant colours, perfect for acting as a focal point in your room.
Leather Bar Stools
Leather bar stools are also a very popular choice for a more traditional looking kitchen. The quality of these chairs really shines through with the leather material oozing a look of pure style and luxury. This bar stool seating option will be suitable for most homes and is a very sturdy and hardwearing chair. The design is simple and sleek and will complement many different style decors.
Three Legged Bar Stool
This is the classic design of bar stool and is available in a range of sizes. The classic three legged bar stool was relatively short and generally used as additional seating for corner tables in pubs. However, following the success of this simple invention the three legged stool has become popular as a breakfast bar seating option. These larger and taller stools are a relatively fashionable choice and will match the look and feel of most homes.
Why Choose a Bar Stool
There are many different seating options available on the market today, however with a growth in the popularity of breakfast bars has come an increased demand for tall stools. Bar stools is the perfect accompaniment to a breakfast bar as they are often available in different heights, colours, shapes and designs, so there are plenty of choices to consider. The gas lift bar stool would be a fantastic option for a family home as the gas control lever will allow you to adjust the height on the stool depending on who is sat at the table, from children to adults; this stool can be used by the whole family.
Bar Stool Care Instructions
Since there are a wide variety of different bar stools available there are numerous ways in which these products need to be cared for. With this in mind, our entire bar stool range is supplied with product specific cleaning instructions to help keep your chair looking great for years to come.