9 Bar Stools That Won’t Break the Bank

published May 21, 2019
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Barstools continue to be a popular small space seating solution, but we aren’t surprised to see them in larger homes as well. Honestly, how many of us in 2019 actually sit at our kitchen or dining room tables anyway? But, since most quality bar stools cost over $200 each, you might think you can’t hop on this trend. We’ve done the hard work for you and found the impossible: 9 budget-friendly yet stylish bar stools for every style and space. Get your mind past the somewhat wobbly, sticky barstools from your favorite college haunt and get shopping!

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Perfect for small spaces, these bar stools are affordable, good-looking, and compact. Their two-toned design is also easy to style, plus it includes convenient footrests.

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Alden Bar Stool, $154.99 from West Elm

Any industrial-style kitchen will look extra stunning with the addition of these West Elm stools. The white legs soften the design a bit while keeping things clean and modern. They’re sold in both a bar and counter height.

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Like the industrial look but prefer something with a back? Target shoppers have been loving these metal and wood stools, which reviewers say are easy to assemble and work in rustic-style spaces, too. If you want to be economical about it, purchase as a set of two while the stool is on sale.

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At under $200 for a set of four, these hairpin-legged stools are a total steal. They’d look wonderful in a mid-century modern space, or even in a more traditional, farmhouse-style kitchen—the natural wood seat warms up the simple hairpin legs.

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CosmoLiving Ellis Bar Stool, $134.99 from Wayfair

Go glam with these on-trend brass stools. They’ll especially pop against white or marble counters, but will also make for a great accent piece against a black kitchen. And, if gold isn’t your thing, you can also purchase in black or gray.

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Linnet Rattan Barstool, $119.99 from Target

You can never have too much rattan, right? Add some boho vibes to your kitchen with this stylish stool. It’s enough of a statement piece that one or two will be more than enough.

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Alastair Bar & Counter Stool, $159 from Wayfair

Bring the French bistro look home with these blue and white stunners. This is one look we’ve been admiring for years, and, naturally, Wayfair makes it accessible with a budget-friendly price to replicate it.

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Amp up the sophistication in your kitchen with a leather stool. Choose amid seven colors —you can’t go wrong with any of them, but we particularly like the classic black.

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Vaughnsville Bar Stool, $129.99 from Wayfair

These Scandi-inspired stools were made for a minimalist space. Come for the no-fuss construction, stay for the built-in footrest—which makes this sleek piece more eye-catching (and comfy).