Your kitchen is where you spend most of your time preparing your family’s meals. They vary in sizes, and if you’re lucky enough to have a large space, you could put a bar in the middle of it with stools for a more functional look. However, if the stools you picked are made of wood, sooner or later you might have to face a big problem—calling for pest control services to get rid of termites that might try to ruin your seating furniture as well as your other bar décors. But nevertheless, bars are still a convenient element to add to your kitchen.
A bar instantly adds spice to an ordinary-looking kitchen, but did you know that you could do a bit more revamping to it? Here’s how!
Kitchen bar stools don’t have to be made entirely of wood. You can also pick ones that have metal bases with the seating component being the only wooden part. Metal structures give a sleeker, taller and more durable appearance, plus you don’t have to worry anymore about pests feasting on your stools! Metal bases could range from long and short or thin and thick, depending on the style and design that you prefer.
Who says color-blocking is only a trend for fashion? Apparently, you could do this for your bar stools, too! Mix and match colors according to your personal choice, or you may also opt to base it on the overall theme of your kitchen. It’s going to be fun to combine colors for your bar chairs; different hues would surely brighten up your whole kitchen.
As for your bar décors, choose pieces that have various shapes and sizes to give your kitchen an instant identity boost. Irregularity can sometimes do wonders for your designing projects, and don’t be afraid to experiment with décors that look different but go well together. It could be miniature flower or plant pots lined along the sink, or nifty shapes for your faucet instead of the conventional ones.
Aside from color-blocking, you may also add a more unique touch to you bar and bar stools by painting them by hand. The best thing about this is that you have the freedom to design them the way you want to and just let your creative juices flow! From random splashes of color to intricate prints, it’s up to you how you’re going to blend patterns and make the designs stand out.
Lanterns are also good alternatives for illuminating a lifeless kitchen. There are a lot of lantern varieties available in appliance and craft stores and again, it is recommended that you match their colors with your kitchen’s theme. Lanterns are more than just lighting fixtures; hanging them over your kitchen bar helps strike a balance between functionality and elegance.
If you’re bored with your wooden or steel finish bar stools, then it’s time to use other materials for it like leather. With proper care and maintenance, leather-covered seats will definitely give that extra oomph and flair to your kitchen.
Give your kitchen bar a mid-century vibe by putting soft-toned furniture and stools that follow a muted color palette. You may also use bold colors, provided that you use them on one piece of furniture only—your bar stools. Classical designs always involve a strong focal point, so it would be best to keep everything minimal and make your bar stools the main star of your kitchen.
Your kitchen is one of the most important parts of your home, which you also tend to neglect most of the time. The ones we have provided above are just some of the things you can do to reinvent your kitchen bar. With a little tweak here and paint there, you can transform your kitchen just by starting with your bar!