Kitchen Counter Stools – 12 Modern Ideas and Design Photos

If you’re lucky enough to have a breakfast bar, center island or just extra counter space then you’ll need some seating to make the area more functional and enjoyable. Whether you have room for just two or the counter top is long enough for four, we’ve compiled a list of 12 modern ideas and design photos of kitchen counter stools to get your wheels turning and grab the right kind of inspiration for your home’s kitchen and see how you might be able to update the look just by adding some new seating. Let’s have a look, shall we?

all metal counter stool

Modern and fresh, this black and silver combination mixes with this slick kitchen with ease. They’d mix in great with other contemporary kitchens or even those with a bit of retro flair. They aren’t too bulky so they won’t take up too much room either if you’d like something similar for a smaller space.

all metal counter stools

These examples look like classic metal chairs with longer legs – and we love that. They’re eclectic and funky, very versatile and perfect for a home that has a bit of a fashion-forward yet simplistic vibe. Since they’re a bit bigger in design, pair them in too for a big but not overwhelming impact.

counter stool with wood seat

Here’s a modern take on the traditional furniture design. There is a mixed material style here that we always love as it creates more interest but the design of the seat also gives off a very zen, almost Asian-inspired feel to the space. They’re great for lining up again longer counter tops as they don’t take away from the atmosphere.

green leather counter stools

For a pop of color, you could always go with something similar to these lime ideas! We love the design and delicate, yet modern, shape as well. They’re perfect for a contemporary home that utilizes color in key ways and knows how to blend traditional homeyness with a funkier, youthful feel.

leather and chrome counter stools

This brown seating is perfect for a variety of homes from the most modern to the most traditional. The chocolate brown foundation is, of course, a great neutral tone for mixing and matching. And these particular examples even have an angled foot rest to make it a bit more comfortable for the family during breakfast and snack time.

light green fabric counter stools

Here’s one of the most unique ideas of the bunch with its velvety gray seat and wooden outlining and design. This is perfect for a more formal, sophisticated home. And instead of the breakfast bar these chairs would do well at a chic, home bar, don’t you think?

retro modern counter stools

We fell in love with these contemporary cuties at very first glance. They’re a bit shorter than some of their predecessors, but they are the most fashion forward of the bunch. The faux, white leather and the silver, architectural legs are sheer perfection for the modern style lovers.

rustic metal and wood counter stools

Rustic in feel and industrial in design, these models are so much fun and so versatile for more masculine spaces. We love how these pieces were picked for this particular space as well since there is so much mixing and matching of materials and neutral shades.

super modern counter stools

Are you looking for ideas that pair with your counter tops and feature a futuristic design? Well, then look no further because we just found you the perfect ones! These silver and white showstoppers have everything you need for functional seating and a very forward thinking decor vision as well.

swivel counter stool with low back

With just a small amount of a back in view, these “almost backless” models are sharp, slick and would do well in both small spaces and bigger ones as well. We love their simplicity but we also love their ultra modern and posh appeal, especially when it comes to youthful, studio apartments or contemporary breakfast nooks.

swivel counter stools with backrest

Here’s another example of modern ideas that will help gives your space a neat and tidy, but still very fashionable style. The white and chrome finish blends well with a contemporary vision for your kitchen or breakfast area, but it’s also color duo that you can easily work with decoratively and with others colors.