What Kind of Bar Stool is Right for Me?

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What Kind of Bar Stool is Right for Me?
With so many options to choose from, there are bar stools to fit every kind of home decor.  They're also a great alternative to more formal dining settings. So, without further ado, let's rundown which ones may be best for you. 
 
Backless Bar Stools
These are ones that people most commonly associate with going to an actual bar. Simple and straightforward, wooden stools of this nature give off those "Cheers" vibes and put a nostalgic smile on our face.
 
Backless bar stools come in many different styles and materials. For example, let’s say you have a beautiful condo with exposed brick and pipe running through the ceiling. While that is very New York of you, a couple of matching bar stools would complete this picture. Using a distressed metal backless bar stool can look great in this kind of setting, adding the perfect amount of character without overpowering the space.
 
In terms of comfort, they might not be the top choice on our bar stools breakdown, however. While you can get these kinds of bar stools with some padding — you’re still missing that all-important back support.
 
Full Back Bar Stools
If comfort is king in your life, look no further than the full back bar stool. These kind of bar stools are great if you’re planning to take a seat and enjoy your company a little longer.
 
Not only do you have that extra back support that backless bar stools lack, but you also have something that looks more like a tall chair. A lot of people pair this kind of bar stool with a taller table and use them as a one-stop dining experience. Using a nice dark metal or wood can look great with your table set-up.
 
These kinds of bar stools, while generally the most comfortable, are a little less casual than backless ones. If you want a less formal option with some of the back support still intact, you can also get a low back.
 
Swivel Bar Stools
The great thing about backless bar stools is that you can turn easily in any direction with no obstruction. The downside, is that you sacrifice back support.
 
Swivel bar stools offer the best of both worlds.  They solve the issue by giving you full back support with the freedom of movement of a backless model. 
 
Want a little more functionality?  You can even get height adjustable swivel bar stools. That way you can create your own personalized settings, and shorter members of the family won’t feel left out.
 
Looking for the perfect bar stool for your home? Visit one of our three great Vancouver Island showrooms to get some awesome ideas in person or check out our website. We carry a number of great products from brands like Ashley Furniture. We won’t be undersold!

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