There's nothing like enjoying a meal out on the patio with friends or family and cozying up to a bar stool. Bar stools are great because they give you support while you're seated, plus some of them have arms, so you don't have to worry about accidentally whacking yourself in the face with your plate of food while you're eating!
However, one of the biggest mistakes people make when choosing their bar stools is not taking comfort into consideration. After all, having an uncomfortable place to sit can ruin your evening (or even your day). So if you want to make sure that everyone has a comfortable seat at every meal outside this summer, check out these tips for making sure your new outdoor bar stools are as comfortable as possible:
1. Don't Feel Obligated to Match Bar Stools with Your TablesBar stools don't have to match your tables. In fact, it's better if they don't! You can mix and match bar stools with other furniture in the room to create an eclectic look that's still cohesive. Bar stools are often used as accent pieces, so feel free to use them as a way of bringing some color into an otherwise neutral space.
2. Pick a Metal that Won't Go Bad in the Sun or Outside ElementsIf you're looking for a material that will last, metal is a good choice. It won't go bad in the sun or outside elements, and it's durable enough to stand up to heavy use. Metal is also easy to clean; just wipe it down with soap and water when needed!
3. You Can Make Metal Look Like Natural Wood, If You Prefer The LookFor example, if you want to stain your bar stool's metal base in order to give it a darker tone or color and make it look more like real wood, try using some branded stains. To get started with staining your bar stool's base:
- Wear gloves to protect your hands from getting stained when applying stain on any surface of the base (including underneath).
- Use a rag or sponge brush dipped into the desired color of stain and apply evenly over all surfaces of base until they are covered with enough product. So no bare metal shows through when dry (you may need multiple coats depending on how much coverage is needed).
4. Opt for a Larger Cushion If You Want a More Comfortable SeatIf you're looking for a more comfortable seat, opt for a larger cushion. This will help support your body weight and prevent pressure points from forming on your backside. A larger cushion also lasts longer than a smaller one, because it provides more surface area and thus has less stress points on it as time goes by.
5. Opt for Fabric that's Durable and Easy to Clean or MaintainYour bar stool will be in the public eye, so it's important that you choose a fabric that is durable and easy to clean. Fabric that can be spot cleaned or machine washed is ideal - because it won't require dry cleaning or professional cleaning services. If your bar stools are going to be used by children, consider choosing a durable fabric such as microfiber or leather instead of one made from cotton or wool (which may shrink).
6. Go Bold with Your Color Choices
- Choose colors that are bold, but not garish.
- Avoid colors that are too bright or too dark for the space where you want to put them.
- Avoid choosing too many similar shades of one hue - you'll want at least two different hues in order for this effect to work well in any bar stool design you choose!
7. Try Going for Texture Instead of Color for Something DifferentIf you are looking for a way to add more interest to your bar stools, then texture is the way to go. Texture can be added in many different ways, from using fabrics with interesting patterns or prints and applying them as seat covers, to using leather upholstery. You could also choose vinyl or fabric that has been printed with a patterned design on it.
If this sounds like something that would work well in your home but doesn't quite fit the style of the rest of your furniture (or if it's just too expensive), there are plenty of other options available too: try adding embroidery or applique designs onto plain cotton sheets; painting stripes onto wooden stools; stenciling designs onto fabric - and so much more!
8. A Black Bar Stool Can Add Sophistication to a RoomIf you want to add a little sophistication to your home, consider buying a black bar stool. Black stools can be used in any room of the house and are especially good if you want to make an impression on guests. They can be upholstered in velvet, faux leather or linen for added comfort and style.
9. Choose an Adjustable Bar Stool If You Want More OptionsIf you're looking for more flexibility when it comes to the placement and comfort level of your bar stool, adjustable bar stools are a good choice. You can move them to any height, and they can be used at the kitchen counter or in a dining room. They're also adjustable so that they can be used by people of different heights who want to sit comfortably while eating or drinking at home.
10. Customize Your Bar Stools to Make Them as Comfortable as Possible!
- Add a back: If you want some extra support, consider adding a back to your stool. This will help keep you seated in place, and prevent you from sliding down or leaning forward.
- Add arms: If you like having something to hold onto while sitting at the bar (or if it's just easier for getting up), consider adding arm rests on either side of one's bar stool seat. The added stability provided by these pieces is especially useful if one tends to sway when standing still after consuming alcohol; this feature helps keep them steady enough so that they don't topple over!
We hope these tips have given you some insight into how to make your bar stool as comfortable as possible. If nothing else, we hope that you at least feel more confident about making a purchase when it comes time for new bar stools for your home or business!