If your kitchen includes a breakfast bar to create a place to eat toast, grab a coffee or a speedy lunch, or for the rest of the family to sit and chat while the cook prepares a meal, a stool chair is a brilliant seating option, providing the comfort of a dining chair at worksurface height. Our stool chair design, the Rochester backed bar stool, has both an upholstered seat and back to provide support with just the right amount of give for the sitter. The versatile design could complement a country-style kitchen, but the simple elegant lines make it equally suitable for both classic and modern rooms. The choice of upholstery fabric is entirely yours with an enormous range available in our curated collection from the leading designers, allowing you to complement the style and colours of your kitchen. As an alternative, we can use an upholstery fabric you supply to create a stool chair that’s exactly what you’ve been searching for. If you prefer a bar stool without a back, you’ll like our Rochester bar stool, which offers the comfort and support of an upholstered seat.
Think about how you use your kitchen as well as its style when you’re selecting kitchen chairs. If it doubles as a dining room and you want it to look dressed up enough for entertaining as well as using it for daily meals, upholstered dining chairs are a sound choice. Because you can select from our wide collection of both plain and patterned fabrics in every hue your kitchen chairs can be a fabulous decorative feature of the room. With a subtle finish, they could, on the other hand, give a kitchen-diner a smart, tailored look. As an alternative consider our Portland dining chair with slip cover which creates a more relaxed look with its loose cover. If you have young kids, going for a wooden chair that’s easy to wipe clean like our Bruton slat back chair can be a great strategy. Adding a seat pad or scatter cushion can both soften its lines and brighten the room. Take a look, too, at our Bruton dining chair and carver which team spindle backs with upholstered seats for an effect that’s open and airy, but still brings in the colour or pattern you love.
It’s worth considering incorporating some flexible seating along with kitchen chairs for your room. A bench seat like our Rochester double bench can be upholstered to match our dining chairs and will create seating along one side of a dining table. With a back, it’s as supportive to sit on as a dining chair. You might like to introduce stools, upholstered cubes or drum stools to a kitchen diner, too. They make an added perch for anyone who’s gathered in the space, but are easy to set to one side when they’re not required so your room won’t feel crowded. In your choice of upholstery fabric, they can also brighten your room. Breakfast bars need seating of the right height, but by going for our upholstered bar stools you can co-ordinate them with kitchen chairs for a pulled-together look in your room.