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Modern Bar Stools

Modern stools feature clean lines without ornate decorative curves. Whether bold or subdued, every modern stool we offer has been tested to make sure it’s comfy to sit in. We don’t stock any modern stools that aren’t comfortable!

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  • Sale! Holland's 3000 Georgian Backless Swivel Stool with Blue Seat and Black Metal Frame $172.00 $149.00

    3000 Georgian Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Holland #3020 Backless Swivel Stool in fabric, Allante Beechwood $172.00 $149.00

    3020 Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Holland Bar Stool Co. 900 Laser Backless Swivel Stool with Allante Wine $220.00 $179.00

    900 Laser Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Amisco Aaron Backless Stool with Linear Base $170.00 $159.00

    Aaron Backless Stool with Seat Cushion

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  • Sale! Aaron Backless Stool with Wood Seat $210.00 $199.00

    Aaron Backless Stool with Wood Seat

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  • Sale! Trica Adam Backless Swivel Stool $200.00 $186.00

    Adam Backless Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! $400.00 $369.00

    Albany Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Fairfield's Albany Wooden Bar Stool with Arms and Back $700.00 $679.00

    Albany Wooden Stool with Arms

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  • Sale! Trica Allan Metal Swivel Stool $355.00 $344.00

    Allan Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Callee's Ambridge Swivel Counter Stool with Curved Back in Black $350.00 $325.00

    Ambridge Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Callee Americana Swivel Stool with Low Back $350.00 $325.00

    Americana Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Fairfield's Appollo Stationary Bar Stool with Upholstered Seat and Back in Bronze $600.00 $589.00

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  • Sale! Trica Aramis Swivel Stool with High Back $300.00 $294.00

    Aramis Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Arcadia Swivel Stool in Sun Bronze and Ford Dune by Callee $310.00 $295.00

    Arcadia “Quick Ship” Swivel Stool in Black or Brown

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  • Sale! Callee Arcadia Metal Swivel Stool with Tall Back $320.00 $295.00

    Arcadia Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Amisco Architect Backless Screw Stool with Seat Cushion $310.00 $289.00

    Architect Backless Screw Stool with Cushion

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  • Sale! Amisco Architect Backless Screw Metal Stool with Wood Seat $350.00 $332.00

    Architect Backless Screw Stool with Wood Seat

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  • Sale! Amisco Architect Screw Stool with Metal Backrest and Fabric Seating $340.00 $322.00

    Architect Screw Stool with Metal Back

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  • Sale! Amisco Architect Swivel Bar Stool in Brown $370.00 $345.00

    Architect Screw Stool with Wood Back

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  • Sale! Fairfield Chair's Ardmore Transitional Armless Bar Stool with Back $700.00 $638.00

    Ardmore Wooden Stool

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  • Sale! Trica Arthur 1 Swivel Stool with Button-Tufted High Back $380.00 $364.00

    Arthur 1 Swivel Stool

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  • Sale! Trica Arthur 2 Swivel Stool with Arms and Leather Upholstery $409.00 $392.00

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  • Sale! Atlantis Commercial-Grade Outdoor Aluminum Stool $560.00 $539.00

    Atlantis Commercial-Grade Aluminum Outdoor Stool

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  • Sale! Lisa Furniture's #186 Atlas Backless Swivel Stool $225.00 $209.00

    Atlas Backless Stool #186

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  • Sale! Bailey Swivel Stool with Medium Gray vinyl seat color $310.00 $295.00

    Bailey “Quick Ship” Swivel Stool in Dark Gray

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  • Sale! Bailey Backless Swivel Bar Stool for Modern Kitchens $230.00 $215.00

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The legs of modern stools are smooth and undecorated. They could be square and tapered, or round and tapered, or even metal. The designs of modern furniture are constantly changing with the styles of modern day decor.

Today’s metal and metal-wood furniture is extremely functional. These pieces are strong, sturdy, and usually don’t take up too much space. With simple, straight, or smoothly curved lines, they’re easy to clean and dust.

Modern Bar Stools Play Well With Other Styles

Modern bar stools aren’t just for contemporary kitchens — they also work well with traditional interiors. Traditional kitchens are elegant and gracious, with a touch of formality. The straightforward design of modern stools goes great with this atmosphere.

Traditional kitchens usually have rich, polished wood cabinets — often cherry, mahogany, or an elegantly stained wood. This provides a nice warmth that can balance the metal frames of modern stools.

White or near-white cabinets are also common, usually with a rich, glossy finish that gives the look of fine furniture. For the cabinet doors, raised panels are often paired with architectural embellishments like crown moldings, decorative hardware, and custom millwork. You can match the metal of your modern stools to your decorative hardware with choices such as black steel or brushed steel.

Contemporary Bar Stools for Contemporary Home Designs

Today’s modern kitchen is all about flat-panel frameless cabinetry, featuring basic lines and hardware. Cabinet finishes are often maple, cherry and birch in light shades. Glass and metal cabinet doors pair nicely with today’s sleek appliances and smart gadgets.

You can echo these design trends by choosing modern stools with vertical slats on the backs of the stools. Wide paneled backs, wide horizontal slats (usually two or three), and even X-shaped slats look great too. Metal bar stools with one, two, or three rings on the back are also a popular style, especially as circular buttons, faces, and frames appear in today’s technology.

Modern bar stools are a perfect fit for kitchens with flat-paneled cabinets, as you can see below.

Modern Bar Stools in a Modern Kitchen

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Some other elements of a modern kitchen are stainless appliances, nickel hardware, granite counter tops, and contemporary light fixtures hung from the ceiling.

Pendant lights are an especially striking choice that add a modern touch to any kitchen. A pendant light is a lone light fixture that hangs from the ceiling, often suspended by a cord, chain, or metal rod. They usually hang in a straight line over kitchen counter tops and dinette sets. Pendant lights tend to be sleek and minimally designed.

Are Modern Bar Stools Comfortable?

Our modern bar stools are just as comfortable as any other stool. In a top quality stool, form follows function – which means that the stool’s function — a comfy seat — is the designer’s first priority, and that the shape of the stool is crafted to achieve this.

Some of our most comfortable modern stools are:

Retro-styled Bar Stools

Retro-style modern designs are new twists on historic trends or fashions. Retro-styled bar stools usually evoke the recent past, such as art deco, mid-century modern, post-modern, contemporary, and high-tech.

You’ll most often see styles from the 1920’s and 30’s, or 50’s and 60’s. These styles usually include metal, chrome, or brightly colored vinyls such as turquoise, red, black, rose, white, and gray.

To give your home some retro flair, you only need to incorporate a few details. To create a 1950’s style in your kitchen, for example, you might add diner details such as chrome stools topped with red leather (or vinyl) seats, or maybe choose plastic laminate countertops with a boomerang pattern.

Retro modern stools look great with checkered tile floors such as black and white tiles or black and pink tiles. These tiles also look great in rec rooms and even modern day kitchens.

Have any questions? Ask away!

If you have any questions about modern style bar stools, or if you’d like help coordinating colors, feel free to email or call us. Happy browsing!

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