So you’ve bought a swanky bar table for your bar space. What you need to do next is shop for the bar stools which will create the perfect ambience. Wooden bar stools are usually the most versatile ones as they can also fit in well with your home decor – be it at the kitchen counter or breakfast table. They also give a beautiful, vintage feel to the spaces around. Before you shop for wooden bar stools, there are a number of criteria you should consider. Since your personal taste and spatial needs will be unique, you should shop for wooden bar stools which best fit your requirements.
Do the basic measurements first
It is sensible not to rush to the stores to shop for wooden bar stools before the measurements have been taken. The most important measurement is that of the height of the bar stool. The standard measure of clearance space between the stool and the bar table is usually nine inches. The best method of measuring is by taking a tape with one end on the floor and the other end rolled up until just nine inches below the table. Once you have the height, you need to measure the space that needs to be covered with bar stools. This will give you an idea of the number of bar stools to be bought.
Decide if you need a backrest
Wooden bar stools come both with and without a backrest. This again is a matter of personal taste and requirement. If you plan to sit on the bar stool for a longer time period, then it makes sense to shop for wooden bar stools with backrest. They are very comfortable. On the other hand, non-backed bar stools are perfect if you do not have much space to fill. But they are not that comfortable for long period sitting.
Choose the finishing touches well
Once you are done with the basics, it’s time to choose the upholstery and finish for your bar stools. Make sure you opt for wooden bar stools with chip resistant finish which protects the wood and provides longevity of use. As for the upholstery, you can choose between fabric or leather variety – whichever suits your decor. Even vinyl is a good choice.
Now that you have chalked out your requirements, go ahead and shop for wooden bar stools and bring in the high measure of chic and style that your bar or home deserves.