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Upholstered Bar Stools

Featuring the Ethan bar stools by Amisco

Instantly add comfort to your kitchen or home bar by adding any of our upholstered bar stool or counter stools. Choose from a variety of materials for most of our bar stool designs, including your preference of fabric, vinyl, or in some cases, luxurious leather. Learn more

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Explore our collection of upholstered bar stools making any kitchen, home bar, or dining area instantly more welcoming.

Our range includes designs from sleek and modern to warm and traditional, ensuring there’s a perfect match for every decor theme and personal preference.

Choose from a variety of materials, including soft fabric, durable vinyl, and luxurious leather, to personalize your seating experience.

Types of Upholstered Bar Stools

Backless Upholstered Stools

Backless bar stools are perfect for tucking under counters and bars, offering a space-saving solution.

Ideal for smaller spaces or as a subtle addition to any room, backless upholstered counter stools fit seamlessly into casual dining areas, kitchen islands, and compact home bars.

Upholstered Stools with Backs

Adding back support makes the bar stool more comfortable.

Whether you choose a high back for full support, a low back for a more discrete look, or an ergonomic design that contours to the body, there’s an upholstered stool with back support for every need.

These stools are great for kitchen counters where family and guests spend time together, ensuring comfort during meals, conversations, or while working on a laptop.

Upholstered Swivel Stools

The combination of upholstery and swivel functionality brings together comfort and convenience.

Swivel stools allow for easy movement and flexibility, making them ideal for social settings where engaging with others around the room is common.

They’re perfect for lively kitchen spaces, home bars, and open-concept dining areas, allowing for smooth transitions between conversations and activities without the need to move the stool.

Adjustable Height Upholstered Stools

Adjustable height stools cater to various counter and bar heights with ease.

Whether you’re dealing with a custom-built bar or a standard kitchen counter, these stools can be adjusted to the perfect height, ensuring comfort and proper alignment for everyone.

They are especially suitable for families with children or when accommodating guests of different heights, offering a personalized seating experience for each individual.

Materials and Fabrics

Leather Upholstery

Known for its durability and easy maintenance, leather exudes luxury and ages beautifully over time. It’s resistant to spills and can be cleaned with a simple wipe. Regular conditioning keeps it soft and prevents cracking.

Vinyl Upholstery

Vinyl upholstery is known for its durability and ease of maintenance. It stands up well to daily use, resisting spills and stains with ease. Cleaning vinyl is straightforward, often requiring just a damp cloth to wipe away messes.

While it may not offer the same level of luxury as leather or the plush comfort of velvet, vinyl is an excellent choice for environments where practicality and durability are key. Its ability to mimic the look of more expensive materials makes it a popular choice for stylish yet budget-friendly bar stools.

Velvet Upholstery

Velvet offers a plush, rich texture and deep color saturation. It’s not as durable as leather and requires careful maintenance to avoid crushing or marking the pile. Regular gentle vacuuming and brushing can maintain its appearance, and immediate attention to spills is crucial.

Fabric Upholstery

This includes a wide range of materials, from cotton to synthetic blends, offering versatility in texture, color, and pattern.

Fabric bar stools can suit any décor style and are generally comfortable.

Durability varies with material quality, but most fabric coverings are easy to clean. Regular vacuuming and prompt stain treatment are recommended for upkeep.

Color and Design

The Appeal of Grey, White, and Blue Upholstery

Among the most popular hues, grey (or gray), white, and blue stand out for their versatility and ability to blend seamlessly with various decor styles.

Grey fabric bar stools offer a neutral backdrop that complements both bright and subdued color schemes, white adds a crisp, clean look that can open up spaces and reflect light, and blue introduces a calming element that ranges from serene pastels to deep, contemplative shades.

Choosing the Right Color and Design

When selecting the right color and design, consider the existing palette of your room and the atmosphere you wish to create.

The Versatility of Neutral Colors

Neutral colors like grey and white are safe choices that lend themselves to minimalist, contemporary, or Scandinavian themes, providing a subtle elegance.

The Vibrancy of Blue

Blue, depending on its tone, can fit coastal, traditional, or modern aesthetics, adding a splash of color or serving as a focal point.

Comfort and Ergonomics of Fabric Bar Stools

Upholstered counter stools shine when it comes to comfort, especially important for prolonged sitting periods.

The addition of soft, supportive cushioning invites relaxation and eases the strain on the body.

Features for Enhanced Seating Comfort

Ergonomic features, such as well-placed footrests, enhance comfort by allowing a natural seating position, while armrests offer additional support and a place to rest your arms, reducing shoulder tension.

These design considerations ensure that whether you’re enjoying a meal, working, or socializing, your experience is comfortable and enjoyable.


How do I clean and maintain my upholstered bar stools?

The cleaning method depends on the upholstery material. For leather, use a damp cloth for spills and condition regularly. Velvet should be gently vacuumed and brushed, with spills addressed promptly. Fabric stools can often be cleaned with upholstery cleaner or a mild detergent solution. Vinyl simply requires wiping with a damp cloth. Always check the manufacturer's recommendations first.

What is the best fabric for bar stools?

The best fabric for bar stools balances durability, ease of maintenance, and aesthetics. Performance fabrics stand out for their ability to resist stains and wear while still offering a wide range of colors and textures. These materials can mimic the look of more luxurious fabrics while providing the practicality needed for frequent use.

What is the hardest wearing upholstery fabric?

Commercial-grade vinyl and Crypton fabrics are among the hardest wearing upholstery fabrics available. They are specifically designed for high traffic areas, offering excellent resistance to stains, abrasions, and tears. These fabrics maintain their appearance over time, even under tough conditions, making them ideal for settings where durability is key.

What is the most comfortable upholstery fabric?

For comfort, velvet and wool blends rank highly. Velvet, known for its softness and plush texture, provides a luxurious seating experience. Wool blends, which combine the durability of wool with the softness of other fibers, offer a cozy warmth and comfort unmatched by more utilitarian materials. These fabrics invite relaxation and are perfect for creating a welcoming, comfortable seating area.

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At Barstool Comforts, you can get the quality and durability that you desire and deserve. Whether it’s for your kitchen counter, a commercial bar, a home bar, an outdoor bar, or something else entirely, there’s something in our collection you'll absolutely chair-ish.