51 Modern Bar Stools to Update Your Kitchen Dining Space

Complete your kitchen, cocktail lounge, or breakfast nook with a modern bar stool that is sure to make your interior feel refreshed. From comfortable upholstered stools to solid wood designs, from chic leather stools to industrial metal selections – there’s something here for every dining decor theme. This post spans from lightweight budget-friendly designs to high-end pieces with heirloom appeal, each one available in a range of exciting colors to explore. Outfit your bar-height or counter-height table with the perfect seating selections using the convenient buying guide below.

$199BUY IT

Modern Black Bar Stools Set: Simple and chic, these black bar stools are sure to serve as an effective addition to any contemporary kitchen theme. These stools are upholstered in soft black boucle for trendsetting appeal while the seat and backrest are generously cushioned for everyday comfort. Matching chairs are also available.

$119BUY IT

Black Upholstered Modern Swivel Bar Stools: Swivel bar stools make it easy for guests to get in and out of their seats without having to scoot the seat across the floor. These stools are available in five faux leather upholstery options, each one channel tufted to emphasize the cushioning. Use to complement themes ranging from modern to industrial.


Modern Bar Stools Black Wire: Black white construction allows this modern bar stool to maintain a light and weightless appearance while providing dependable stability. This design features a low shaped seat that can easily slide beneath the lip of most tables and counters. Choose from four attractive colorways.

$118BUY IT

Black Leather Modern Bar Height Stools: Smooth faux leather upholstery lends a high-end appearance to this modern bar-height stool design. The upholstery is smoothly tailored over a lightly padded seat, all perched atop a resilient sled base frame. Plastic glides ensure the base will move smoothly across the floor without damaging it.

$254BUY IT

Gold and Black Modern Bar Stools: Gold armrests lend a pop of glamour to this 2-piece bar stool set. Each stool features a padded seat and backrest upholstered in charcoal grey polyester, attractive and simple to clean. Each stool can accommodate weights up to 300lbs for dependable stability. This set is also available in a beige and black colorway.

$169BUY IT

Grey Modern Counter Height Bar Stool: Strong geometric elements make this bar stool an especially eye-catching addition to any kitchen decor theme. This piece features an arched seat cushion constructed with generous padding for comfort, the backrest formed from a lightly curved cylinder that provides just enough support. The grey and black colorway ensures easy coordination.

$219BUY IT

Backless Bar Stools Modern: Want to preserve a free range of motion while ensuring that your bar stool will tuck neatly beneath your table or countertop? Consider investing in a stylish backless stool. This modern design features a thick cushioned seat component upholstered in light grey, all supported by a sturdy black base with a footrest for stability. Counter and bar heights are both available.

$519BUY IT

Grey and Gold Modern Bar Stools: This modern bar stool design features an expansive barrel backrest and armrest configuration for an especially indulgent seating experience. This design features a black metal base capped with gleaming gold for a pop of glamour. Choose from bar and counter sizing selections to suit any kitchen arrangement.

$348BUY IT

Gold and White Modern Bar Stool: Mixed materials make these modern bar stools complex, textural, and sure to stand out. The seat is upholstered in creamy white velvet for comfort while the base is finished in black and capped with gold feet. The edge of the seat is trimmed with woven cane rattan reminiscent of mid-century decor trends. Great creative with this unique design.

$227BUY IT

White Leather Modern Kitchen Bar Stool: Elevate any kitchen or dining room theme with this gorgeous counter-height bar stool design. This piece is upholstered in smooth white faux leather over a matching white base, all accented with gold stretchers and foot caps for an effortlessly glamorous look. Looking for something a little darker? This stool is also available in black, grey, and blue.

$518BUY IT

Kartell Modern Masters Bar Stool: Masters is a popular modern stool design by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet. Its expressive shape draws inspiration from three iconic chair silhouettes – the Series 7 by Arne Jacobsen, the Tulip Armchair by Eero Saarinen, and the Eiffel Chair by Charles and Ray Eames. Each shape is beautifully smoothed and refined in durable plastic. Choose from five colors.


Modern White Bar Stools with Swivel: White-on-white design makes these bar stools an especially stark selection for minimalist kitchen and dining room themes. These stools feature a swivel seat and adjustable height, able to suit a wide range of kitchen seating configurations. These stools are sold in sets of two for convenience. Darker color selections are also available.

$152BUY IT

White Boucle Modern Bar Stools: White boucle is one of the hottest upholstery trends for decor today. This modern bar stool design features simple shaped seats upholstered in tailored boucle, while the frame is finished in matte black for effective contrast. These stools are available in counter and bar height selections. Over 15 colorways are available to choose from.

$166BUY IT

Mid-Century Modern Kitchen Bar Stools: Inspired by an Eames classic, this bar stool features a colorful plastic seat and a classic wooden dowel base. This mid-century design is available in a range of bright colorways to suit the boldest decor themes – something for every style. The plastic is especially well-suited for active family kitchens where spills can be wiped away with ease.

$285BUY IT

Blu Dot Modern Metal Bar Stools: Resilient metal is laser-cut to create a geometric composition as intricate as lace. This innovative design from Blu Dot is available in a variety of eye-catching colorways including the vibrant red you see here. Because the powder-coated finish is resistant against weather and wear, this stool can even be used outdoors.

$165BUY IT

Orange Counter Height Bar Stool Modern: Smart polyester upholstery ensures these dining stools will maintain their bright and uplifting color even when used every day. These stools feature a cheerful rounded shape that captures attention while the metal base maintains a slender silhouette for a lightweight appearance.

$189BUY IT

Orange Comfortable Modern Bar Stool: Cantilever construction draws inspiration from retro furniture designs, reimagined in modern finishes to suit the contemporary home. This stool is available in your choice of colorful upholstery options including harvest gold, sky blue, olive green, and white. Four size options are available.

$900BUY IT

Jonathan Adler Modern Bar Stools: Contemporary designer Jonathan Adler is a master of dramatic statement pieces – and the beautiful Caprice counter stool collection is a perfect example. This design features a round backrest and a curvaceous seat, each piece joined by a slender metal base sure to capture attention with its crisp angles. The backrest support is finished with leather-wrapped handle.

$186BUY IT

Emerald Green Modern Bar Stools: A winged backrest gives this bar stool set a touch of refined vintage elegance, perfect for contemporary and mid-century spaces alike. This set of two is upholstered in soft emerald velvet, also available in grey and bright orange. Each colorway is perched atop a black base for effortless coordination.

$508BUY IT

Muuto Nerd Modern Bar Stool: The award-winning Nerd Stool collection by David Geckeler features a streamlined Scandinavian aesthetic crafted using thoughtful construction techniques. Each component flows smoothly into the next for an easy-on-the-eyes visual experience – and a comfortable seating experience to match. Choose from two heights and a variety of soft pastel colorways.

$159BUY IT

Green Mid Century Modern Bar Stools: Backrest tufting brings a vintage element to this comfortable mid-century bar stool design. This set of two is upholstered in waterproof faux leather for easy cleanup, the rich green color sure to lend drama to your dining arrangement. This stool is available in sets of two, four, or six pieces.

$179BUY IT

Teal Modern Bar Stools with Backs: Bright teal coloration makes these simple bar stools especially eye-catching. Theses stools feature medium-height backrests for supportive comfort, while the tapered black legs are joined by a stable footrest for convenience. Choose from bar-height or counter-height selections to best suit your seating arrangement.

$177BUY IT

Dark Blue Modern Counter Bar Stools: Dark blue velvet pairs up with vintage brass to give this stool set a high-end appearance without sacrificing budget-friendly appeal. This counter stool set of two is also available in emerald green and versatile neutral grey. Use to complement interior decor themes that lean toward luxury finishes.

$385BUY IT

Blue Modern Upholstered Bar Stools: Make a bold decorative statement with this adventurous counter stool. This piece features a shapely backrest that draws inspiration from traditional furniture design, streamlined and reimagined to flatter contemporary spaces. This stool is upholstered from top to bottom in quality dark blue velvet. The footrest plate is finished with brass.


Pink Modern Bar Stools Set of 2: Make your kitchen dining space truly your own with this charming stool set upholstered in blush pink velvet with a stylish gold footrest. This attractive set of two is also available in blue, black, green, grey, and deep red. Choose from two sizes. Backless construction allows for extra flexible placement possibilities.

$204BUY IT

Leather Modern Bar Stools Set of 4: Round seats and oval backrests give these stools a welcoming aesthetic, a perfect counterbalance for the rigid forms that make up most kitchen environments. These modern bar stools are available in brown or black faux leather color options, each colorway available with a solid or woven cane backrest.

$199BUY IT

Modern Leather Bar Stools with Arms: Pillowy cushioning and flanged edges ensure these bar stools look just as comfortable as they feel. This design is upholstered in camel faux leather – also available in dark grey or white. Matching dining chairs are also available so that you can create a perfectly coordinated dining theme.

$178BUY IT

Leather Modern Bar Stools Set of 3: These modern bar stools feature simple sled bases and gently curved seats, maintaining a streamlined aesthetic sure to flatter any kitchen or dining theme. These stools are available in five upholstery color options, four sizes, and a variety of configurations. Mix and match to outfit the perfect dining space.

$243BUY IT

Modern Grey Bar Stool with Silver Base: Chic angular construction makes this bar stool a fantastic addition to modern kitchen environments. This piece is upholstered in quality faux leather, while the base is finished in bright shiny chrome to coordinate easily with common kitchen fixtures. Black base options are also available.

$239BUY IT

Swiveling Modern Industrial Bar Stools: Stable swivel bases make these bar stools perfect for social kitchen spaces – simply swivel to keep up with conversation. This set includes two matching stools, each one beautifully tailored and finished with high contrast stitching. Adjustable height construction ensures an effortless fit with any table.


Faux Leather Modern Backless Bar Stool: Perfect for farmhouse and industrial decor themes, this backless bar stool combines versatile finishes like brown faux leather and matte black. The seat features a pleasant saddle shape and double cushioning for excellent support. Buy individually or in convenient sets of two and four.

$394BUY IT

Leather and Wood Swivel Modern Bar Stool: Mixed high-end materials bring a clean contemporary look to this swivel bar stool design. The seat is upholstered in beige faux leather while the backrest is made from solid wood, all perched on a sturdy steel base bolstered by a strong round footrest. Choose from two heights.

$179BUY IT

Metal Modern Farmhouse Bar Stools: Looking to recreate a classic bistro look within your kitchen or dining room? This bar stool design is crafted with a metal base and a squared wooden seat. Choose from three sizes, each one available in convenient sets of four.


Industrial Rustic Modern Bar Stools: Angular metal legs and richly distressed wood patterns bring an especially bold look to this bar-height stool set for two. This pair would make a fantastic addition to decorative themes like modern farmhouse, industrial, rustic, and more.

$215BUY IT

Counter Height Modern Bar Stool: Grey and walnut make an attractive combination with endless coordination potential. This counter-height stool draws inspiration from mid-century elements with a perfectly contemporary twist, a flattering fit for a wide range of interior decor themes.

$349BUY IT

White and Wood Adjustable Modern Bar Stool: This round stool design pairs smooth white finishes with warm wood details for a trendy Scandinavian look. This piece features adjustable height construction to suit a range of table sizes. Each set includes two matching stools, also available in black.

$559BUY IT

HAY Modern Bar Stools Counter Height: About a Stool is a collection that builds on the popularity of the About a Chair collection by Hee Welling. Each stool features a molded seat that perfectly conforms to the body for comfort – choose from a diverse selection of fabric and leather upholstery options to best suit your kitchen decor theme.

$139BUY IT

Rustic Modern Farmhouse Bar Stools: Rustic tractor seats and simple metal framing combine to make these stools a satisfying addition to farmhouse and industrial decor themes. This set is sold in sets of one, two, three, or four – choose from two wood finish options. Each stool is configured for counter-height tables.

$247BUY IT

Modern Rattan Bar Stools: Bring a touch of bohemian charm to your dining arrangement with this rattan stool set. Each seat is woven with a unique chevron pattern for contemporary appeal. Faux wicker construction provides excellent resistance against spills and wear for true family-friendly practicality. These stools are also available in black.

$655BUY IT

Modern Wooden Bar Stools with Leather Seats: Ultra clean and refined lines bring sculptural appeal to these wooden bar stools. Each one is made from quality rosa morada wood in a light natural finish, the seat upholstered in top-grain leather for enduring comfort. This high-end stool will only grow more beautiful and distinctive with age.

$225BUY IT

Modern Wood Bar Stools with Backs: A fun arched backrest ensures this stool design will capture attention in any kitchen or dining room. This piece features sturdy wood construction in a light oak hue, the backrest constructed from woven rattan cane for a chic bohemian look. The seat boasts a supportive white cushion for a cozy seating experience.

$299BUY IT

Washable Modern Bar Stools: Looking for a kitchen stool that combines comfort with practicality? This design includes secure cushions for the seat and backrest that feature fully washable covers for effortless cleanup. These family-friendly stools are available with two wood finish options and seven upholstery options.

$290BUY IT

Bentwood Modern Bar Stool Swivel: Bentwood construction brings a mid-century element to this attractive counter-height stool design. Choose from a variety of wood finish and upholstery color combinations to best flatter your decor theme. Each seat swivels for a free range of motion.

$948BUY IT

Seagrass Organic Modern Bar Stools: Natural seagrass and solid teak construction give this gorgeous stool a warm organic appearance, its beauty expressed through quality materials. The seat is equipped with stain-resistant crypton fabric for dependable performance even in active family kitchens. Each stool is equipped with a brass footrest for resistance against wear.

$369BUY IT

Wooden Modern Farmhouse Bar Stools: This bar stool design draws inspiration from the classic Louis-style chair so beloved by fans of French country decor. With distressed wooden finishes and deep black upholstery, these gorgeous stools are perfect for traditional and rustic decor themes alike. Each set includes two matching stools sized for bar-height tables.

$337BUY IT

Wood and Leather Modern Rustic Bar Stool: Make a timeless decorative statement with this gorgeous bar stool crafted from genuine mahogany hardwood and upholstered with strips of cognac leather. The dark finish ensures easy coordination, especially for kitchens and dining rooms with a more traditional decor theme. This high-end stool is sold individually.

$225BUY IT

Mid-Century Modern Bar Stools with Backs: Taupe upholstery and dark walnut wood finishes capture the mid-century decor trend perfectly. These bar stools feature a padded backrest and seat for comfort, with the angular base outfitted with a convenient footrest for added support. This set is also available with dark grey upholstery.

$101BUY IT

Mid Century Modern Swivel Bar Stool: This backless stool features a swivel seat so that you can maintain a full range of motion while eating, preparing meals, or working on projects in the kitchen. This piece is built with solid wood for extra strength and durability. Polyester upholstery ensures easy cleanup, even within active family kitchen environments.

$319BUY IT

Upholstered Bar Stools Modern Farmhouse: Make a comfortable country statement with this rustic bar stool design equipped with a fully padded and upholstered seat. The reverse side of the backrest is adorned with button tufting for a classic look while decorative nailhead trim underscores its farmhouse influence. Choose from beige or grey upholstery.

$259BUY IT

Modern Wood and Fabric Bar Stools: Solid kiln-dried wood serves as a sturdy base for this modern stool set while the medium brown finish ensures effortless coordination with a wide variety of furniture themes. The seat is upholstered in a tight-weave polyester that cleans up easily and helps to ward away the accumulation of dirt and debris.

$320BUY IT

Modern Outdoor Bar Stools with Cushion: Need appropriate seating for a counter-height table outdoors? This attractive stool set features versatile styling for endless decorative possibilities. Each stool is crafted from sturdy acacia wood for natural resistance against weather and wear. Use the comfortable white cushions provided or add your own for a personalized touch.

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