3 Things To Consider When Choosing Bar Stools

If you’re looking to purchase bar stools then you may be wondering how to choose from the huge selection that’s available. Perhaps it’s not quite such an easy task as you first thought. Bar stools are an important item of furniture in most cafes and restaurants and because they offer customers an alternative type of seating, they’re very popular too.

Bar stools come in a wide range of colours, materials, styles, and heights which means that no matter where you’re looking to use your bar stools, there’s sure to be one that suits your needs. Typically stools come in 3 heights, 46cm (small) , 66cm(medium) and 76cm (tall). As a rule of thumb, the small stools are for use with standard cafe tables, the medium are for use with bar counters, and the large stools are for use with poseur or dry bar tables. So now you know what size you’re looking for, let’s take a look at 3 other things you need to consider before diving in and buying the first stools that catch your eye.


It’s important to get the style of stool right so that it complements your theme and décor and fits in with your other furniture. Furniture and furnishings that complement each other are far more pleasing aesthetically and will make your customers want to return. If your cafe has a traditional interior then choose a classic style of stool such as a ladderback or bentwood style. If your cafe has a more modern vibe then why not take a look at our funky Latte stools which are made from polypropylene and can be used inside and outdoors. They feature a removable lid which means you can use their interior for handy storage. If your décor is industrial inspired then Tolix is an obvious choice, or other metal and wood stool combinations such as the Hairpin and Detroit stools would work well too.


Colour is another important feature when buying your new stools as they need to comlement your existing décor or serve as a total contrast or accent colour if you have a fairly neutral palette. If you’re buying wooden stools then try and match the shade of wood to other wood furniture you may have. Dark and light wood don’t look right together. If you’re wanting to add a feeling of warmth, then bright red or deep orange chairs or seat cushions will do the job. A top tip is to keep it simple and don’t use too many colours or it will be off putting to your customers.


Naturally you want to get the best value for money so be sure to invest in commercial furniture which is way stronger than residential furniture and designed to be used many times a day. Powder coated steel is a great choice because it’s lightweight yet very strong and in the case of our replica Tolix stools they age well too. Materials such as rattan and polypropylene are great choices if you’re looking to create a seamless flow from one area of your cafe to another, since they’re intended for indoor/outfdoor use. In addition, take a look at our AFRDI furniture. This has passed numerous tests for strength, workmanship, durability, and design to give you even more peace of mind that it won’t let you down.

Here at Cafe Furniture Melbourne we have a wide range of bar stools to choose from so why not browse our online store or come and visit our showroom to see them first hand. With many years of experience in the industry we can offer you expert advice and guidance to make sure you get the right furniture for your requirements. If you need more information on any of our products just give us a call on (03) 9088 4163 and we’ll be delighted to assist.


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