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Modern Stools

Shop modern barstools of every size and style from our vast and varied selection. Choose from elegant bar stools, striking counter stools, and versatile low stools from leading design brands, including, Blu Dot, Kartell, GUBI and Emeco.

Incorporate modern counter & bar stools for a functional kitchen

Modern counter and bar stools bring much-needed seating to your kitchen island, bar, or counter-height table. With impeccable, unmissable designs and shapes, a modern stool makes a statement without overpowering the room. In a number of colors and styles, you’ll find the perfect stools for your kitchen at 2Modern.

To help you choose the perfect pieces, we’ve answered a few of the most frequently asked questions about bar stools.

Q: What is a counter stool?

A counter stool, or a counter height bar stool, is a seat that allows you to comfortably sit at a counter. The right counter height stool should allow you to rest your arms and eat comfortably without having to reach up or lean down.

Q: What is the difference between a counter stool and bar stool?

Although the terms “bar stool” and “counter stool” are often used interchangeably, the distinguishing factor is that one is typically taller than the other.

Q: Are bar stools higher than counter stools?

Yes, bar stools are taller than counter stools. The seat of a bar stool is often between 29” and 31” from the ground, while counter stools usually come in at 24” to 26”.

Q: How tall should a bar stool be?

To choose the right height, you’ll want to measure the height of your table or counter. For a comfortable fit, you’ll want to allow for about 8” to 10” between the seat and the counter. For example, if your counter is 36” high, you’ll want to go for a counter stool with a seat height between 24” and 27”. If you have a 42” tall table, you’ll want to opt for a seat height of 30” to 32”.

Q: What is the best fabric for bar stools?

To choose the best fabric for your kitchen, you’ll want to consider your lifestyle and the people who will be using your stools most frequently. You’ll want to choose a material that’s beautiful and appealing to you, but also practical for your home. Considering your lifestyle is the best way to choose the right fabric for your bar or counter stools.

How to choose the best bar stools for your modern home


  • Adjustable stools are a versatile option because they can accommodate tables or counters of any height. They can also be moved from one place to another and adjusted accordingly.
  • Swivel bar stools make it easy to get in and out of the seat and to reach things on the table or counter.
  • If you don’t have a dining table or you plan to eat at your counter often, stools with a back are comfortable for long-term seating. For occasional use, a stool with no back can be a functional choice - it just may not be quite as restful.
  • Arms add a cozy touch to counter or bar stools. However, some people prefer armless stools because they accommodate people of any size.


  • Clear stools make a chic, modern statement in your kitchen.
  • Opt for white bar stools for a clean, fresh, contemporary look.
  • Make a bold choice with red, orange, yellow, green, or blue stools for a fun and eye-catching pop of color.
  • Use earthy tones to coordinate with any decor and design scheme and allow the shape of the stool to shine.
  • Choose gray counter or bar stools for a stunning, neutral touch.
    Incorporate black stools for rich, bold contrast.


  • If you live alone or with another adult, upholstered stools are a comfortable and sophisticated option.
  • If you have children or if you frequently have kids in your home, you might want to choose a wood, metal, or plastic stool for easy cleanup.
  • Leather is a smart middle ground because it brings a luxurious and rich look to your kitchen, but it’s also easy to wipe spills.
  • Resin or acrylic stools are a marvelous modern option, but they’re more fragile than a metal or wood stool.


  • Choose contemporary bar stools to coordinate perfectly with your modern kitchen or dining room.
  • Incorporate farmhouse stools for a hint of welcoming warmth.
  • Bring home mid-century modern stools to make a bold, retro statement in your home.
  • Use traditional bar stools for a timeless approach.
  • Opt for Scandinavian stools for their simple and straightforward style.
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Use modern stools to make your kitchen a more practical and beautiful space

Contemporary bar or counter stools add a stunning touch to any modern kitchen. Making your space more useful and allowing your personal style to shine, modern stools are an incredible addition to your home. At 2Modern, you’ll find top brands like Connubia, Loll Designs, Seasonal Living, RS Barcelona, Vondom, Lyon Beton, Kartell, Cherner, Calligaris, and so many others. With unbeatable styles, shapes, colors, materials, textures, patterns, and more, your kitchen will shine like never before.