The Buyer’s Guide to Bar Stools
Bar stools epitomise all that is desirable in casually flexible seating. Originally designed for commercial or industrial applications, they are arguably the most highly evolved and adaptable of all chairs.
Their elevated seating position makes bar stools ideal for people watching. This explains why some earlier incarnations were known as “spectator chairs”.
The bar stool’s entry into the domestic market began in the 1950s and rocketed during the swinging sixties. Generally occupying less space than a normal chair, they enabled more people to occupy a smaller space – with increased intimacy being a beneficial side effect. Without them, the permissive society might never have happened!
Bar stools are now available in a wide array of colours and materials and this iconic leggy uber chair has attracted the attentions of the world’s greatest designers. Owning at least one is de rigueur. A matching group – so long as they don’t block doors or walkways – is even better.
Try one in the kitchen. It will transform any work surface into a breakfast bar. Don’t like eating alone? Buy two. Enjoy shoot-‘em-ups on your laptop seated on an ergonomically designed swivelling version. Or do what bar stools were meant to do – sit and enjoy a glass of wine or two. These must-have family friendly chairs enhance your life as well as your interior.
There is just one thing you must take into consideration before you make your purchase. You must ensure there is sufficient space to accommodate your legs beneath your bar or breakfast table. As a general rule the stool must be 31 cm below the height of the surface it is to be used in conjunction with. Alternatively, you could choose one of our ultra modern height adjustable gas lift bar stools – they fit anywhere.
Other features we would advise you to bear in mind are - will the stool swivel? Do I need a back rest/foot rest? Are the chairs stackable? All of these options are available here at Decorelo.
Our extensive catalogue features a range of bar stools that are both aesthetically pleasing and highly comfortable. They are all original pieces. Cheap copies can be found elsewhere on the internet – they easily break and do not benefit from the two year guarantee available at no extra cost on most of our products.
Whether your style is traditional, white-out minimalist, boutique glam, or any of the varying degrees of retro – here at Decorelo we supply a range of bar stools guaranteed to make your interior look even more stunning.