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White Bar Stools and Counter Stools

White bar stools look great tucked under any bar or kitchen island. Here are white stool ideas that you should consider bringing into your own space.

Coastal Bar Stools

These coastal white bar stools will give any bar or kitchen island a beachy feeling. The light color of the wood and woven seat gives this a bring the seaside indoors.

white bar stools
Photo: Instagram @by.thebrook

Rattan counter stools are easy to wipe clean and bring texture to a bright white kitchen. The texture from the stools and coastal pendant lighting makes this space feel cozy and inviting.

rattan counter stools
Photo: Instagram @villalane

Backless Bar Stools

When choosing bar stools or counter stools, you should consider the style and the function of the stools. If you a tight on space then you should consider backless stools, so you can tuck the stools under the kitchen counter.

coastal bar stools
Photo: Instagram @templeandwebster

Backless bar stools are easy to get in and out of and are typically light weight compared to other bar stool designs.

coastal bar stools
Photo: Instagram @lifeonmillsstreet

Counter Stools with Backs

Counter stools with a low back adds comfort without overpowering the kitchen island. A light weight counter stool similar to these is a great option for a kitchen or bar because they are easy to slide out of.

counter stools with backs
Photo: Instagram @sun.republic.aus


If you are going with a heavy stool make sure it swivels, so guests can easily maneuver themselves out of the stools. Before purchasing a set of stools make sure you consider the height and function of the stool, so you select the right set of stools.

whicker bar stools
Photo: Instagram @globewest

Modern Stools

Simple and sleek bar stools with a modern feel to give a dramatic edge. Modern bar stools like these work best in a bar area or a dining area.

Since these white bar stools are upholstered, it might not be the best option for everyday use in a kitchen.

modern white bar stools
Photo: Instagram @islerhomes

If you have small children, it is best to go with a chair that can easily be wiped down. My kids like to use either the kitchen chairs or their hair as napkins. Even though I have plenty of napkins right next to them, they wipe their hands without thinking.

So, before purchasing upholstered chairs or stools make sure you are buying the correct set of stools for your family.

modern bar stools
Photo: Instagram @foxybanksbuild

White Bar stools with Backs

Bar stools with backs are always better in my opinion, but they can be expensive. It is also hard to find the right style that does not look too bulky or come up too high.

bar stools with backs
Photo: Instagram @traditionallycoastal

When I shop for bar stools, I like to look for a bar stool that feels comfortable and comes up about half way up the back.

A stool with a high back might overpower a bar or kitchen island, and take away from the design of the space.

metal stools
Photo: Instagram @berryvintagehire

Colorful Stool Ideas

If you prefer a little color in your home then you will love these colorful bar stool ideas!

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