There are several types of bar stools and counter stools to choose from, based on whether you are using them on a kitchen counter, bar set, or bar table. Some come backless, some swivel, and some are height adjustable. Then there is the choice or material, color and design to match your patio, garden or home decor and style.
You want family and guests to be comfortable when seated at your bar or counter, sizing your bar stools is probably one of the most important aspects when choosing the right bar or counter stool.
Normally you want your bar stools to be 10 inches shorter than the height of the bar. Measure the height of your bar or kitchen counter, and subtract ten inches. You can always consider a height adjustable bar stool if you wish to use it at different locations.
When considering how many stools or chair you want to purchase, remember you want to keep about 8 inches between stools. This provides about the right amount of elbow room. Take into account the width of the chair and allow eight inches between each.
When it comes to design and appearance of your counter stools, consider the material, and color of your stool. Some faux leather stools can be more durable for heavy use, where cloth fabric might stain easier. Some darker color might be better for homes with children as they hide stains better. Then there is the material; a bar stool with cushion is better for longer use, than those made with wood seating.
Ultimately, your use will determine which bar stool or counter stool is best for you home and decor.