Eat and Entertain at Home with Kitchen Stools

While the dining room table is the top spot for meals and entertaining, you can never have too many seating options in your kitchen or dining room. Turn kitchen islands, home bars, countertops and other surfaces around the home into an easy space for meals and entertaining with kitchen stools from Williams Sonoma. Available in traditional and modern designs, these kitchen seats make a stylish and functional addition to your bars and counters.

Bar and Counter Dining Stools

With dozens of great options available, it's easy to find a suitable set for your breakfast bar, kitchen cart or island, countertop or kitchen bistro table. The first and most important consideration to make is whether you'll need bar-height or counter-height stools.

  • Standard bar stools generally have a 29- to 32-inch seat height while counter stools generally have a 23- to 28-inch seat height.
  • For maximum comfort, the seats you choose should have a seat height that is about 10 to 12 inches lower than the height of the kitchen table or countertop.
  • Since some styles are available in both bar and counter height options, you can use your favorite stool designs at different tables throughout your kitchen and dining areas.

Kitchen Stool Designs

Once you've settled on the proper seat height, you can turn your focus towards the more decorative aspects of dining stools. These chairs are available in trendy contemporary styles, simple minimalist styles, timeless traditional styles and many more. With so many designs available, you will likely be able to find a seat set to match in color or material with your table, island or countertop. Another option is to play with different styles to create a fun contrast between the seating and your kitchen table. Browse the collection of kitchen stools to find a design that fits your personal home decor tastes.

  • Choose from low- or mid-back stools or stools with no back. While having a back increases the comfort of the seat, backless stools are more casual and can slip underneath tables for storage when not in use.
  • For the seat base, options include stainless steel, solid wood, painted wood or natural woven fibers like seagrass.
  • Some seats are crafted of wood or wicker while others feature upholstered seats. Upholstery options include leather, linen, velvet and more.
  • If you choose an upholstered style, color options include neutral shades like gray and ivory as well as bolder shades of blue, red and yellow. Some cushions also include pretty patterns for extra decorative appeal.

Increase the seating in your kitchen and dining areas with kitchen stools from Williams Sonoma. Available in bar-height or counter-height options, the right set of dining stools can transform just about any countertop surface into the perfect space for casual meals and entertaining. Choose from a wide selection of wood, wicker, metal and upholstered stools to perfectly complement your kitchen or dining room.

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