Bar Stools For Every Room In Your Home
While it would be great if you could just pack up your favorite local pub and take it home with you, you can still create the same flavor in your home, but without the expensive bar tab.
Bar stools aren’t just for the corner bar. With the growing popularity of this type of furniture, you can enjoy their comfort, rakish beauty and alluring style in virtually every room in your home.
For years, bar stools were the staple of breakfast bars and home bars across America. They provided convenient countertop level convenience. Rarely, however, did they enjoy a prominent place in the home. Worse, many were just utilitarian affairs, a simple round seat placed above four legs with some cross members to hold them together. They looked more at home on stage with a stand up comic than any place in the home.
Today’s bar stools are a far cry from those from the days of old. You can find a stool in virtually any style imaginable, from extremely modern or whimsical to Colonial and very stately.
So, where can you use stools in your home?
Breakfast bar, home bar. This is the traditional choice and most homes still relish the convenience of countertop seating in the kitchen or in a family room, den or even a great room. You can also find bar stools that will work well outdoors, so if you have a breakfast bar or bar on your patio, deck or balcony, you can still enjoy these lovely furnishings.
Home theater. These are big these days, and many have a built-in counter for serving drinks and munchies while enjoying the latest blockbuster on the big screen TV or home theater system. Having stools at the counter or bar in your theater allows you to add more seating that is higher up, so those seated there can enjoy an unimpeded view of the movie.
Bedroom. A bar stool in the bedroom? Surprisingly, bar stools make a great addition to a bedroom, especially one with a floor to ceiling makeup mirror. Using a stool instead of a chair will raise you up to the lights a little bit more and give you that feeling of being a star while still being comfortable.
The office or hobby area. If you like to do hobbies, especially painting, sculpture or crafts, bar stools are essential. They give you a little more room to stretch your legs and getting in and out of it is easier. Plus it allows you to practice your hobby in a more comfortable position, so you won’t get as tired as you would being bent over in a chair.
The garage. The same is true of working in the garage. If you like to work with tools, comfortable bar stools can be as essential as your jigsaw, sander or lathe. As you know, working hours on end standing up can cause a lot of strain on the body. A stool will fit the bill perfectly, allowing you to comfortably work at a taller workbench without getting tired.
Outdoors. If you entertain outdoors, you can also furnish your outdoor spaces with bar stools. These are perfect for the deck where you may have a tabletop lining the railing or at an outdoor tiki bar or breakfast bar in your outdoor kitchen. Just be sure that you buy stools that are made for the outdoors so you can enjoy years of use without having to worry about them succumbing to the elements. Thankfully, outdoor furnishings have really come into their own in recent years and the selection, particularly online, is outstanding.
As you can see, a bar stool is one of the most flexible pieces of furniture you can have in the home, giving you superior seating options throughout.