20 Modern Counter Stools That Will Look Great In Any Kitchen 2023!

Lifestyle expert, journalist and interior design blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 20 of the best modern counter stools in a variety of interior design styles and trends. They're perfect for every kitchen - from the modern farmhouse to rustic, midcentury, Hollywood regency, coastal and more!

If there’s one piece of furniture I have fallen head over heels in love with this year, it’s definitely this fabulous blush pink upholstered Rory Counter Stool. I stumbled on the glamorous beauty while creating a LTK post and I think about it at least once a day. The last time I was this obsessed with a piece of furniture was when I bought my upholstered bed in 2015. I knew I had to have it, and to this day I’m still in love with it. That’s exactly how I feel about this set of modern counter stools. I simply adore them, they truly are works of art.

It’s no secret modern furniture and home decor are more popular than ever! As someone who is more eclectic, and tends to gravitate toward rustic as well as French modern I love mixing pieces here and there! I firmly believe in the power of creating a space that you truly love, not just one that will be popular on Instagram and TikTok in 2023, but obsolete a few years later. If you mix pieces you adore, you are destined to never grow tired of them. One thing is for sure, modern counter stools have the power to elevate any kitchen! They’ll look great with your favorite farmhouse, French, coastal and rustic decor.

With many of us enjoying more delicious home-cooked meals than ever in the comfort of our kitchens, today I’m excited to share 20 of the best modern counter stools in a variety of styles and price ranges for 2023! They’re ideal for brunch, breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, dessert, and more! These gorgeous counter stools will also be perfect for working from home and relaxing with the family on the weekend!

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Updated May 1, 2023

The Best Modern Counter Stools

  1. Serena & Lily Ross Swivel Counter Stool
  2. Serena & Lily Ross Slipcovered Counter Stool
  3. Pottery Barn Payson Upholstered Counter Stool
  4. West Elm Wire Frame Bar & Counter Stool
  5. AllModern Kody Bar & Counter Stool
  6. Pottery Barn San Dimas Velvet Counter Stool
  7. Astrid Ultra Modern Upholstered Counter Stool
  8. Loomlan Upholstered Counter Stool
  9. West Elm Mid-Century Leather Counter Stool
  10. Corrigan Studio Pensacola Counter Stool
  11. West Elm Slope Leather Counter Stool
  12. Pottery Barn Hardy Leather Counter Stool
  13. Pottery Barn Fenton Leather Counter Stool
  14. Pottery Barn Brenner Counter Stool
  15. Pottery Barn Maison Counter Stool
  16. Frontgate Gramercy Counter Stool
  17. West Elm Windsor Counter Stool
  18. Pottery Barn Presley Counter Stool
  19. Pottery Barn Lakeport Counter Stool
  20. Lulu and Georgia JENI STOOL
  21. Pottery Barn Lisbon Cane Counter Stool
  22. Pottery Barn Reed Counter Stool
  23. Corrigan Studio Faizaan Counter Stool

Please scroll down for more details on the best modern counter stools for your kitchen in 2023 and 2024!

Must Have Upholstered Modern Counter Stools

Serena & Lily has so many gorgeous counter stools to choose from in a variety of styles. My love is strong for this gorgeous square-back and square-seat Serena & Lily Ross Swivel Counter Stool. It’s fully customizable, so you can truly make it your own!

There are countless fabrics to choose from including suede, leather, performance fabric, velvet, linen and cotton. They are all gorgeous and will elevate any kitchen! You can customize the color of the leg color, and kick plate as well! I love this beautiful solid neutral color (perennials basketweave white) with earth tone legs and a brass kick plate, which gives it a modern rustic feel with a hint of contemporary. There are many other solid colors and prints available as well that will complement your kitchen beautifully.

Another great thing about swivel counter stools is that they are perfect for entertaining guests as they provide extra seating. You never have to turn your back to anyone when chatting with friends and family at the kitchen counter, which is an additional bonus.

This gorgeous swivel counter stool is not only perfect for every day, but will definitely come in handy when hosting events throughout the year, especially during the holidays when the family is in town. It’s an absolute must!

You can’t go wrong with this armless square back Serena & Lily Ross Slipcovered Counter Stool with a square seat. Not only is it gorgeous but the “sinuous spring seat suspension” makes it extremely comfortable! This is ideal if you’re working from home, taking a few classes, perusing Pinterest on your smartphone or gabbing with friends for hours.

The frame is made of durable engineered hardwood and you can customize the upholstery in the fabric of your choice. There are quite a few (different upholstery fabrics) to choose from including performance, velvet, linen and cotton. I love the variety of colors and prints available. There truly is something for every style home – from classic to modern, rustic, coastal and more.

One of the many great things about slipcovered dining furniture is that if it gets dirty you can spot clean it with a “mild, water-free solvent.” This is essential if you do a lot of entertaining or if you or the kids happen to drop food or a drink on the upholstery. You can also customize the leg color and kick plate finish, which is fantastic. I love furniture that you can customize and truly make your own.

It is ideal for the modern coastal, modern farmhouse or modern contemporary home to name a few.

This rustic mid-century-inspired modern Pottery Barn Payson Upholstered Bar and Counter Stool is ideal for the modern coastal home! It is made of durable solid oak, which will ensure this piece is a favorite for years to come. I adore everything about it, especially the rectangular back, square seat, and gorgeous legs. This beauty is available in over 25 different colors and fabrics, which is a bonus. You can choose between plain weave, velvet, basketweave, and boucle is one of the hottest fabrics/textures for 2023.

I love that you can also customize the finish on the oak wood frame so it complements your kitchen cabinets, counter space, and decor perfectly. There are four different colored finishes to choose from including black, gray wash, mahogany, and Seadrift. I’m such a huge fan of contrast and love mixing black framed furniture with neutral upholstery. I would definitely go that route. How about you?

This gorgeous neutral fabric called “basketweave slub” is incredibly versatile and will look phenomenal in your home regardless of style!

West Elm has so many beautiful counter stools to choose from for the midcentury modern and contemporary home. My love is strong for these modern contemporary West Elm Wire Frame Bar and Counter Stools “which are inspired by midcentury modern school chairs”. I can’t get enough of the rectangular back, comfortable square seat, and unique gold wire frame.

Your new set of counter stools can be customized in the fabric and the color wire of your choice! There are over 40 different colored fabrics to choose from, and you have the choice of antique brass, brass and chrome legs. I adore the variety of gorgeous fabrics and colors, especially this elegant shade called “slate chenille tweed”! It looks great paired with those beautiful brass legs. Tweed is such a popular fabric, and these modern beauties will make a statement in any home.

The must have AllModern Kody Bar and Counter Stool is available in eight different colors including one of the hottest colors in the world of fashion and interior design: blush pink! This color pairs well with practically every neutral – from black to brown, tan, white, gray, and more! I love everything about them, especially the modern black metal legs.

They have phenomenal reviews and are beloved by many. Reviewers have stated that they’re great quality, easy to assemble and that the velvet fabric is soft! This set of two is currently on sale for only $118 with fast and free three day shipping. Don’t miss out on saving a bundle! These beautiful bucket seat counter stools will look amazing in your kitchen throughout the year, and will also provide extra seating during the holidays.

Glamorous Modern Counter Stools

How fabulous is this glam Hollywood Regency-inspired gray Pottery Barn San Dimas Velvet Counter Stool? It’s finally back in stock and will make as statement in any kitchen regardless of style. I’m obsessed with the geometric cutouts (on the back of the stool), the beautiful velvet upholstery, button tufting on the seat, and the hints of gold on the kickplate and leg tips.

The frame is made of durable hardwood, and the legs are finished in espresso, which give it an elegant modern charm. You have to see the back, which has magnificent gold nailhead detailing. This gorgeous counter stool is unique, well made, checks all the boxes and then some. It is destined to garner compliments at your next soiree or holiday celebration!

Ladies and gentlemen, the belle of the ball, the one, and only Astrid Ultra Modern Barrel Back Velvet Upholstered Counter Stool in blush pink. It’s absolutely breathtaking and makes me want to remodel my kitchen.

I adore everything about it, especially the “sculptural silhouette”, blush velvet upholstery, and durable wood and antique brass frame. The curved barrel back is such a hot trend and is an absolute showstopper. This comfortable, cozy, and luxurious counter stool is sure to garner compliments from everyone who walks through your door or sees photos of your kitchen on social media.

If you’d prefer a darker color, you’ll be pleased to learn that this beautiful handmade counter stool is also available in black and is just as fabulous!

How beautiful is this luxurious Loomlan Upholstered 35.25″ Counter Stool in white? It’s magnificent. I know what you’re thinking though, how practical are white upholstered counter stools? Thankfully it has been upholstered in a stain-resistant performance fabric! Not only that but the frame is made of durable steel.

You can choose between a stainless steel or gold frame. Gold is a must for the modern contemporary home! This beautiful counter stool with its elegant modern curved back will definitely glam up any kitchen and is sure to make a statement in any home! The best part is it will arrive fully assembled with fast and free delivery!

Gorgeous Leather Modern Counter Stools

This best-selling West Elm mid-century leather counter stool with wood legs is an absolute must! I love everything about it, especially the curved back and wide plush square seat. It is available in quite a few different shades of saddle leather and Sierra leather, as well as faux leather.

This stunning counter stool will look amazing in your rustic, mid-century, or modern kitchen with subway tiles and open shelving! It is sure to provide ample comfort while looking fabulous in your humble abode for years to come.

If you’re searching for the perfect faux leather mid-century inspired counter stool on a budget, you’re in luck! This stunning Corrigan Studio Pensacola Swivel Bar and Counter Stool is currently on sale and is less than $175 with fast and free shipping. The frame is made of solid wood and is available in two colors: walnut (shown below) and in black. I love them both, especially the black framed counter stool with gray faux leather upholstery. If you’d prefer a different color upholstery, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are a few different colors available as well.

This gorgeous kitchen counter stool with its modern curved back and comfortable seat has phenomenal reviews with reviewers stating that it’s gorgeous, easy to assemble, and of great quality. Now is a great time to save on one or an entire set as it’s 49% off for a limited time.

These extremely popular bestselling West Elm Slope leather bar and counter stools (which are also available in vegan leather) are everywhere on social media! They’re sleek and sophisticated and perfect for family breakfast, and can also be turned around the watch the Super Bowl or NBA Finals in the living room.

I love that they can be customized in the color leather of your choice as well as vegan leather. There are multiple shades to choose from and will complement your kitchen beautifully! Another great thing about these kitchen counter stools is the iron legs can be customized in the color of your choice (charcoal, brass, light bronze, and chrome). They are contract grade, so you know they’re durable, built to last, and will be a favorite in your home for decades to come!

Now is a great time to save as they are deeply discounted!

One of the many things I love about shopping at Pottery Barn is that 9 times out of 10, the furniture can be customized in the color upholstery (fabric or full grain leather) of your choice. This Pottery Barn Hardy Leather Counter Stool was inspired by a director’s chair and comes in six different colors. It is also available as a bar stool and is just as fab.

The contract grade frame is made of metal, which is incredibly durable. I love this color combination (bronze/saddle tan leather), it is perfection. There are also quite a few additional colors to choose from, and they’re all fabulous and will make a statement in any home.

A set of four leather counter stools will look amazing in your modern rustic kitchen. You can purchase them individually or as a set of two. The best part is it’s currently on sale for a limited time. Don’t miss out on this incredible deal!

Woven furniture is an extremely hot trend in the world of interior design. I fell in love with these midcentury-modern woven Pottery Barn Fenton Leather Bar and Counter Stools as soon as I spotted them. You can customize the leather straps in the color of your choice! There are over 15 shades available including vintage caramel, legacy taupe, and incredibly versatile vintage cocoa to name a few.

The durable solid acacia wood frame can also be customized in a variety of finishes. There are so many different colors available to complement your new or existing furniture and kitchen decor, it’s unbelievable. They will look amazing adorning your kitchen counter or marble island.

You can’t go wrong with the trendy backless Pottery Barn Brenner Leather Bar and Counter Stools, which will make a statement in the modern, modern rustic, and modern industrial kitchen. I love everything about these bestselling modern counter stools, especially the sculpted leather seat, and the modern industrial metal legs!

The seat can be customized in three different colors: tan, gray, and black. They’ll look great adorning your kitchen counter or island for years to come.

The best part is these beautiful contract grade counter stools are currently on sale and are only $159 for a limited time. Don’t miss out on this incredible deal!

If you’re searching for a versatile leather counter stool, I have you covered! The modern minimalist Pottery Barn Maison Leather Counter Stools are perfect. I adore the curved rectangular back, industrial inspired metal frame, and thick cushioned seat.

They can be customized in the color leather of your choice. The best part is there are over 20 different shades to choose from to ensure they complement your kitchen beautifully! I personally love them in this versatile color called “Statesville caramel” (caramel brown) which gives off a modern rustic vibe. These stunning counter stools are also available as bar stools and will look amazing in any kitchen regardless of style.

I’m head over heels in love with the luxurious leather Frontgate Gramercy Bar & Counter Stool! This fabulous modern leather counter stool with its “plush square tufted upholstery” and durable kiln-dried hardwood frame is definitely giving me Bottega Veneta vibes. It’s currently available in the colors “Ivory Kent Performance Leather” and my absolute favorite, the gorgeous and incredibly versatile “Black Holt Performance Leather.” With quilted leather as popular as ever, you can’t go wrong with this beauty!

It has great reviews with reviewers mentioning that it’s beautiful, comfortable and will elevate any kitchen!

The best part is this gorgeous quilted leather counter still is currently on sale for a limited time! Now is a great time to invest in a set as you can save a bundle.

Modern Farmhouse Inspired Counter Stools

Are you searching for the perfect counter stool for your modern farmhouse kitchen? If so, you will absolutely adore the West Elm Windsor Counter Stool. Black Windsor furniture is one of the hottest interior design trends.

I love this vintage-inspired beauty with a modern twist! It is made of durable solid rubberwood and will be the perfect spot to enjoy your breakfast on the weekend and work from home. It’ll look great paired with your marble island or white kitchen counter to name a few.

The Nordic-inspired Pottery Barn Presley Bar and Counter Stools are more popular than ever. Scandinavian design is such a hot trend, and this counter stool will be a staple in any modern minimalistic kitchen. It is “crafted from solid rubberwood” which is a durable material that is widely used to create furniture.

This beauty is perfect for the modern farmhouse or modern coastal-inspired kitchen or beach cottage. I love the curved open back, rustic legs, and the fact that it can be purchased individually or as a set of two (or more)! You can’t go wrong with a set of gorgeous gray counter stools!

Modern Farmhouse Inspired Black Counter Stools With Cane Detailing

I am head over heels in love with trending cane furniture, especially these stunning Pottery Barn Lakeport Bar & Counter Stools in black with natural caning. I’m so excited that they are finally back in stock after being sold out for months. Aren’t they fabulous? I’m officially obsessed!

I love everything about them, especially the square arms, rectangular back, caned panels, and footrest. They’re made of mango wood, which is a very durable material. They are perfect for the trendsetter and are sure to garner compliments from everyone who walks into your home or sees them on social media!

Lulu & Georgia has an amazing selection of gorgeous black framed furniture with caning. I’m head over heels in love with their famed Lulu & Georgia Jeni Stool in black with cane detailing on the square back and square arms (with cutout detailing). The frame is made of solid beechwood and iron, which are sturdy materials. The brass kick plates give it a modern contemporary feel. This beauty is a MUST!

Not only is it gorgeous, but has a plush neutral upholstered seat made in a stain resistant fabric. How fab is that? Like many of you, I will only purchase neutral upholstered furniture which is made in performance stain resistant fabric so I can ensure it can be cleaned. This fabulous counter stool will be the ideal spot to relax while eating breakfast or working from home in your kitchen in comfort!

With cane furniture as popular as ever, I try to update this post as often as possible so I can share new furniture in stock! One thing is for sure, the Pottery Barn Lisbon collection is one of my favorites! They have so many caned pieces to choose from for every room in your home.

I’m obsessed with the Pottery Barn Lisbon Cane Counter Stools in the color brushed ebony with natural caning (on the back and arms), and the comfortable upholstered seat. The frame is made of parawood, which is a durable hardwood that will ensure your new counter stool (or set of counter stools) are favorites for years to come.

Not only are these gorgeous counter stools perfect for the modern farmhouse kitchen, but they’re ideal for midcentury-minimalist as well!

Rustic Modern Wood Counter Stools

If you’re searching for a classic wood counter stool with a modern twist, look no further than the must-have Pottery Barn Reed Bar and Counter Stools! These gorgeous rustic counter stools have a Nordic/Scandi vibe that is hotter than ever and will blend in seamlessly with your furniture and kitchen decor essentials.

They’re made of sustainably sourced rubberwood and ideal for the modern farmhouse, the minimalist, or coastal home. I can’t get enough of the rectangular back, rustic wood seat, legs, and footrest. These beauties will look great with a seat cushion or without one!

This set of 2 Corrigan Studio Faizaan 26″ counter stools is a must for the modern farmhouse! They come in two colors including black or in white. I simply adore everything about them, especially the curved seat with woven detailing and their durable steel frame!

The best part is they have phenomenal reviews with reviewers stating they’re sturdy, gorgeous, and easy to put together. Did I mention these popular counter stools are currently on sale with fast free shipping? Even better!

Modern counter stools are a must for any home regardless of style. Lifestyle expert, journalist and interior design blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 20 of the best modern counter stools and bar stools in a variety of styles! They're perfect for modern farmhouse, Hollywood regency home, rustic, coastal inspired kitchen.
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