Dining Room Bar Stool Options
Guys…I have had so.much.fun sharing our “dining room” shopping decisions with you all along the way. You’ve helped so much when it came to figuring out which table and chairs to go with for our kitchen/dining space, and I seriously loved reading your input as we finalized our decor decisions. It’s like I have a trusty little team of shoppers right along with me as I make these purchases….love that!
We ended up going with 2 of these gray upholstered chairs from West Elm, and 4 of these white chairs from Overstock. I almost purchased these white CB2 ones, but they were out of stock and were double the price of the Overstock ones. Plus, they had some great online reviews…which I’m always a sucker for. So ultimately those babies won out.
I was super nervous that it wouldn’t all work together. White, marble, gray upholstered, all with varying back heights? Would this be too busy?! But once the chairs came, I was really happy with our choices.
The gray chairs are sooooo comfortable. Seriously, like you’re sitting on a cloud. We love them.
The white ones are surprisingly really nice and modern too. I was worried because they were so inexpensive, but they’re actually made well and are super comfortable. I like that I can replace these if needed since they didn’t cost nearly as much as the upholstered ones. Plus, the white really brightens up the space.
Now that the table is finalized, it’s time to move onto the bar stools. We’ve had these Ikea ones for about 3 years now and they’ve served us well. However, they’re just way too dark for the space and they really blend into the wood kitchen island. I’ve been anxious to get rid of them since we moved in, but ultimately wanted to figure out the table situation first. They’ll soon be making their way to a Craigslist near you 😉
Here’s the kind of bar stool we’re looking to purchase…
Bar Stool Must-Haves
- Must be counter height (typically around 24 inches)
- Probably do 2 stools…3 might be too much
- Preferably white (I considered gray…but our next big purchase will probably be a gray couch, and I think that will just be gray overkill)
- Easy to maintain (i.e. wipeable and not upholstered)
- Must have a back (Finn’s only must-have for this round)
Armed with my trusty list, I started scouring the internet looking for white bar stools with stellar reviews.
While I feel like they’re all great options, I really like the mesh one from Blu Dot. I’ve loved those chairs ever since I saw them in black in Wit & Delight’s kitchen.
They’re fun, not too trendy, and look like they can take some wear and tear. So if I’m being perfectly honest…I’m leaning towards 2 of those! They look a bit off-white online, but in the reviews someone said they’re definitely bright white. So that put me at ease…
Now, the big question…once I decide on the bar stools, will these purchases finally be complete?! Or do you guys think I need a rug under the table? I’m worried it will feel a bit cramped and crowded, but honestly, I don’t know. Again, would love your input!
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.