8 Modern Barstools That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Kitchen

There's not always a lot of room for personal touches once all the functional elements of a kitchen are in place. But, these eight modern barstools are sure to up your kitchen's style factor, whether it's already the space of your dreams or could use a little decorating inspiration.

1. The Reverb by CB2

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Stylish and sturdy is a winning combo in the form of the Reverb barstool, designed by Mark Daniel of Slate Design for CB2. With a leather top and a steel base (in an antique brass finish), these masculine stools would be the perfect addition to a home bar or game room.

2. The Carson by Serena and Lily

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The designers at Serena and Lily were so taken with a chair they spotted in a Paris market that they made their own, in the form of the Carson barstool. The seat is made of natural fibers and bleached and dyed strips of abaca. The end result is a textured, modern look that could easily go coastal.

3. The Church by Gus Modern

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If your kitchen could use a ray of sunshine, the canary yellow Church barstool by Gus Modern might do the trick. This piece is full of personality and although a modern design, it could be a fun addition to a farmhouse.

4. The Dutch Stool by Jayson Home

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Who says a barstool can't be a work of art? The Dutch Stool from Jayson Home is an acrylic and brass beauty -- like jewelry for your kitchen. Or, use one of the counter stools as a pretty vanity seat.

5. The August Barstool from Overstock

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Whether you live near the beach or just want to add a bit of a coastal vibe to your kitchen, the August barstool might be the perfect pick. The rattan seat (available in two colors) will give your bar or island a casual, laid-back look, inviting guests to pull up a seat and stay for a while.

6. The Dalfred by IKEA

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The Dalfred stool from IKEA is simple, sleek, and easy to tuck away under the bar. It has a slightly industrial feel with a matte black finish, making it an easy fit in a variety of kitchen styles. And, at just under $40, it gives you a lot of bang for your buck.

7. The Folio Leather Stool by Crate & Barrel

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The Folio stool by Crate and Barrel is proof that sleek and kid-friendly can coexist. Made of top-grain leather (in a variety of colors) and with a steel frame, it's easy to wipe down and a great modern choice for a busy kitchen counter.

8. The Rake Stool by Lenny Kravitz for CB2

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How could you go wrong with a barstool designed by a rock star? The Rake stool from CB2 was designed in collaboration with Kravitz Design by Lenny Kravitz and features a sleek, slatted back design. The black leather sling seat cover is made to go easily on and off, giving you a two-for-one look in your kitchen or bar area.

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