Viollette Camus. Counter Stools. January 25th, 2018.
There are many types of stools as well, including backless, swivel, and stools with back support. Then there are several different styles like contemporary, antique, and traditional. Stools come in many different materials as well, the most common being wood, metal, and upholstered barstools. There are also stools designed specifically for outdoor use and those that are designed to be an indoor show piece. When it comes to picking the design of your counter stools there is truly no end to the mold, weave, or build of your stool. It does not matter if your stool is a simple as a flat platform on four legs, or as complex as a wooden octopus.
Gone are the days of the "standard" 30-inch kitchen counter stool. In the past this height comfortably accommodated most counters and most people. These days, most designers are instead opting for heights of 45 inches or more. When this is the case, trying to sit on a 30-inch counter stool will be quite difficult, as you will be sitting far too low to be comfortable. So, furniture makers decided to adjust the height of the counter stools to be a little taller, now 34 inches,
Once youve decided on the perfect style counter seat, now its time to choose just the right color. The choosing the right color of your counter height stool is important because you dont want a color thats too bold and distracting. If youre not totally sure about the perfect color to choose try something thats in a darker hue with a neutral fabric as most neutral colors will blend in with just any rooms décor. Try a color like beige or cream. If you want counter stools that make more of a statement, you could go with a bolder color like blue, red, or black. You may even decide to with a print. Always check your counter stools to be sure that theyre made of high quality material and theyre very durable. You want to purchase counter stools at an affordable price that will last for a long time so do your research.
Wooden counter stools are probably the most popular because not only do they look great inside the home, they usually have a cozy inviting feeling to them. I would advise you get them with backs just in case of extended stays for a period of time on the stool. They can come with pads or not, i would suggest not only because pads can be easily damaged by reckless kids and are typically much harder to clean then a solid wood surface. Arm rests are probably not a must since you can always place your arms up onto the counter (despite what mom tells you). If you are getting counter stools for outside or just for durabilitys sake then definitely go metal because it is hard to damage those puppies and they can withstand all kinds of weather conditions.
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