I’ve also noticed from my picks that for the most part, I’m drawn to the more simple, no-frills styles, whether they are Shaker, vintage industrial, or modern. Often, these are not the most comfortable bar stools on the market. However, I don’t think people tend to sit in these for hours and hours. You have a meal, you keep the chef company in the kitchen, you have a cocktail, and then you’re off to cushier upholstered places. If you like to sit for many hours in your bar stools to play cards, do homework, etc. you may want to opt from something with a super cushy seat, a backrest, and arms!
I’ve added WAY more images than I usually do for one little ideabook to give you the most options. Please let me know if any of these (or any that aren’t here) are your favorite in the comments section!