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Parsons Bar Stools

What is a Parsons Bar Stool? It’s a stool style where the legs go straight down from the corners of the upholstered seat. The seat and the back are completely upholstered. And the stool is typically a stationary stool, where it does not swivel. Parsons stool tend to be added in modern, clean looking kitchens, but can be versatile in other styles. 

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What are common, classic upholsteries for these stools?

Popular styles include vinyl or leather upholstery. Brown, black, red, and beige are common. Animal prints are also popular for funky interiors.

In modern kitchens, traditional kitchens and even trendy nightclubs, the parsons stool gives you comfort and appeal with a rich ambiance.

How to decorate with metal parsons bar stools

This style stools offer a contemporary look, and the Biscaro stool by Trica is a stylish favorite. You can customize this stool to spice up any kitchen. For example, choose a pewter finish for the legs and the funky Kimchee fabric with black and gray dots.

These also look great in bright, solid colors — lime green, light burnt orange, mustard, and light gray. Patterns with subdued designs also give a contemporary look — swirls, dots and geometric designs, for starters.

How to decorate with wooden parsons stools

Wood-framed parsons stools can be contemporary or traditional. The same tips mentioned above can be used with wooden legs to create a contemporary or modern look.

For a traditional look, choose cherry or walnut legs with a solid color vinyl in deep, rich tones. As an alternative, you can use a tiny pattern like paisley print, pin dots, or fine multicolored stripes and checks. Avoid bright, funky colors if you’re creating a traditional interior.

Why don’t these stools have arms?

Parsons bar stools usually don’t have arms in order to maintain the clean, plush lines of the style. However, larger stools with arms can create a regal atmosphere and fit well with a traditional design.

How to use these stools to add color to your room

Choose colorful upholstery to add a pop of color to any room. If you want to add even more color, you can mix and match upholstery colors across a few stools. For example, if you need four stools, then do each one in a different color, or do two in one color and two in another.

Easy to customize to match your room

There are many different finishes and fabrics that make parsons bar stools fit perfectly within traditional, modern and contemporary interiors. If you’re not exactly sure if your customizations will fit your room, you can always send us a picture of your interior and we’ll help you get it perfect!

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