by Lal Beral
Your home bar should be a fun, inviting space that your friends and family want to socialize in. The one element that can change the warm and positive feel? Low quality, outdated bar stools. You can instantly give your home bar a facelift with the right bar stools, but where do you start?
If you have a design style in your home bar, you’ll most likely want to find bar stools that match it. Traditionally styled models might be constructed of antique-washed hardwood, while contemporary stools might have rounded aluminum legs and a microfiber seat. You can also choose your stool based on its material. Leather barstools have a classy, rich look to them, while unfinished wooden barstools are suited for a cozy, cabin-inspired bar.
If you want to update your current design, bar stool colours can make all the difference. You might want to keep the colours dark, just in case of a spill. However, leather is easily cleaned, so if you want a bright and bold look, coloured leather will get the message across. If you want a modern, try one a base that is made out of all chrome or aluminium. They will resist rusting and give a current look to your home bar.
You can choose from three different types of bar stools – backless, backed, or backed with arms. It all depends on what kind of stool you prefer to sit on. Backless stools are popular in bars because people can sit on them at all angles and not have to worry about turning their chair around. However, if you like the back support, there are chairs available that are backed and swivel 360 degrees. Take comfort a step further with a backed, armed chair that you can kick back and relax in with a drink in your hand.
A few features you might want to look are:
A foot bar around the base for your feet to rest on
Gas lift height adjustment – perfect for when you have guests over since they’re all different heights
Cushioned seats for the maximum in comfort
A sturdy base – make sure no nails or screws are falling outAll you need to transform the feel of your home bar is a chic pair of bar stools!
My name is Nicolette Teek aka Interior Design Diva. I have over 20 years experience in helping people like you to design and redecorate their home and offices. I love to see the before and after pictures for home and office design. You will find me giving furniture and design tips at my blog http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com, hope to see you there!