All About High/Low: Bar Stool Edition


Once you choose the perfect accessories, bar cart and cocktail recipes, there is one more thing you might need to host happy hour: a few good bar stools. For a proper night of entertaining – or a casual evening in with a good glass of wine — you need comfortable and stylish seats. But we fully understand that a good bar stool can take a toll on your wallet.

If you are thinking of investing in new bar stools soon, be sure to check a few retailers to make sure you get the best price. We did some investigating and found popular bar stool styles in different price ranges. If you want to splurge on a seat or two, we won't discourage you. But if you love affordable alternatives that still look great, you'll love these deals that we found:

Swivel bar stools are like the fun cousin in the bar stool family. They seem serious on first glance but if they can actually be really fun. We found swivel bar stools for less than $80. You can save the extra money for buying more of your favorite wine glasses. 

Twist Swivel Stool, Cost Plus World Market, $119.99. 

Dakota Adjustable Stool, Target, $79.99.

For a more modern look, try these industrial style seats. They look great with any colors you might use in your glasses, dishes or table runners. If you want the most bang for your buck, don't spend more than $200 one each stool. We found a great alternative for only a little over $100 that looks just as classy. 

Baxton Studio French Industrial Backless Bar Stool, Hayneedle, $219.98. 

Threshold Hampton 29" Industrial Bar Stool, Target, $129.99.

Wooden bar stools can give your space a simple and minimal look. We especially love the idea of getting multiple bar stools to style in a row. Spending less than $60 on each stool can ensure that you have enough seats for everyone. 

Aaron Barstool, Pottery Barn, $287. 


For a chic twist on the traditional bar stool, try a little bit of leather. Naturally, any leather furniture can cost quite a bit of money. Not to fear – we found sleek stools for less than $200. 

LEM Piston Stool with Leather Seat, DWR, $803.25. 

dCorLiving Adjustable Bar Stool, Wayfair, $163.32.

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