Bar Furniture Buying Guide

Bar Furniture- Are you looking to have the most stylish home bar you could ever imagine?  If so, you are online furniture shopping at the right place.  Whether you want your bar to be a relaxing space for you after a long day of work, or an upbeat area to host parties for you and your friends, the home bar is becoming more and more popular as people chose to stay home. Just imagine having all the magic and entertainment of a city nightlife right in the comfort of your own home!   Of all the furniture in your home, the pieces in home bars are among the most fun and it is important that the bar furniture you chose reflects your style and welcomes guests into your home. 

 

Important tips to remember when buying your bar furniture:

 

A modern or contemporary home bar will most likely be smooth, with clean lines and accents. Most times contemporary bars will utilize a brushed metal material with unique design angles and appealing artistic touches. Traditional, on the other hand, will have straight lines and clean edges and accents most likely in some type of wood material like oak or maple. The key is to find something you love that will fit with your existing decor or theme for that particular room.


Bar Stools - The process of choosing the right bar stool begins with understanding and determining the right bar stool seat height.  The standard height of a bar stool is usually 30 inches high a level that is convenient to access the bar counter.  Raised seating, slender looks, space economy are the three key features that continue to influence many people to consider bar stool as a stylish accessory as well as a practical piece of furniture.

 

The height of bar stools determines where they should be used.

  • 18 inches: used at a vanity or dressing table. This is also the height used at slot machines, if you decide to add one of those to your home bar.
  • 24 to 26 inches: kitchen bar stools. Use these at counters which are 36 to 39 inches high.
  • 26 to 31 inches: standard barstool size. These will fit at counters and bar tables that are 40 to 45 inches tall.

Taller bar stools can be up to about 36 inches high, but these are usually custom stools, so you probably won't see many of these available. To know for sure what height you need, measure from the floor to the top of the counter or bar table, then subtract 9 to 12 inches--this is the maximum height of your barstool.

If you are unsure how many stools you should have around your bar table or at your counter, measure the length. You'll want 21 to 24 inches of counter space per stool, depending on the width of each bar stool. Most pub tables fit four people, one person on each side, but you may be able to fit a bigger crowd at a counter. Once you know the bar stool size, consider comfort and style.  If you plan on spending a lot of time at your home bar a lot, you may want something upholstered, such as leather bar stools. A stool with a higher back may make the time spent in your home bar more enjoyable. For a bar area that's near a wall, swivel bar stools can make it easier to get in and out of smaller spaces.

If you'll just be using the stools for a few drinks and a little conversation, comfort isn't such a big factor, so focus on style. Most of the time, you'll see the back of your bar stools, so choose something that has a rear view you like. Retro bar stools in brightly colored vinyl will give your home bar a whimsical feel--like a burger joint or an ice cream parlor. Wooden bar stools can feel traditional or casual, depending on the type of wood and whether or not the seat is upholstered. Sleek metal bar stools with low backs can turn your home bar into a swanky hangout.

 

A prospective bar stool buyer should match home decor, the intended use of bar stools with economy of price. For instance, it would suffice if bar stools merely serve the functional aspect alone for use in the kitchen or counters. On the other hand, for use in other parts of home, the style, material type and looks gain priority so as to match and complement interior decorating style.

 

  • If you have adopted a tropical style, choose rattan stools.
  • For traditional decor, prefer natural wood stools with intricate angles and curves and designs.
  • For French bistro style/ethnic style, wrought iron stools.
  • For a touch of sophistication and durability, consider leather bar stools.
  • To retain natural look, prefer oak bar stools.
  • To match a particular theme, tailor-design barstools with select upholstery material.

 

When buying Bar Stools, it is important to consider the height.

  • 18 inches: used at a vanity or dressing table. This is also the height used at slot machines, if you decide to add one of those to your home bar.
  • 24 to 26 inches: kitchen bar stools. Use these at counters which are 36 to 39 inches high.
  • 26 to 31 inches: standard barstool size. These will fit at counters and bar tables that are 40 to 45 inches tall.

To know for sure what height you need, measure from the floor to the top of the counter or bar table, then subtract 9 to 12 inches--this is the maximum height of your bar stool.

 

Bar Tables:

 

  • The average bar table is around 42 inches tall.
  • Typically bar tables seat four people, sometimes six.
  • Shop for a bar table the way you would for a dining room table.  Chose the color, material, and style that you like.