You’ll want to measure your counter height and make sure there is enough space between the bar stool seat and the bottom of the counter. A 10”-12” difference is recommended for optimum comfort and functionality.
You might be best served by simply gravitating toward the type of bar stool that you love.just as you gravitate toward the variety of treasures you’ve already incorporated into your space. The bar stools will feel right at home. A little retro meets industrial meets vintage with some bar stools. This can create the perfect transition between two seemingly disparate spaces, if that’s what you need.
Because bar stools are a taller seating piece, they tend to be noticeable. A glossy modern stool or three can go a long way toward making an entire area feel more contemporary, if that is your aim.
At the modern end of the spectrum, a stool like this one from Worlds Away is a very stylish choice. The round brass stool has a white faux leather polyurethane upholstered seat, which makes it very easy to clean. Stylish with a touch of steampunk, this counter-height stool from Nick Alain is more like a piece of industrial art. The unique base has squared off legs, topped off with a set of five shaped spindles that hold up the beveled metal seat.