Picture your dream kitchen: If you’re like us, chances are that it involves a massive marble island, a statement-worthy pendant, and a cluster of sleek barstools that complete the scene. When it comes to the latter, most of us will typically default to a standard set of seats out of ease and convenience, relegating the essential as a decorative afterthought. But we’re here to change all that.

A proper set of barstools can instantly elevate even the most modestly decorated kitchen, inviting an element of interest to an otherwise one-dimensional space. Whether your style skews toward modern or traditional (or is an eclectic mix of both), we rounded up the brands with the design-forward barstools your kitchen deserves.

Anthropologie

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Price range: $230–$500 Signature style: Glam What to know: If you’re in the market for a luxe-inspired barstool that combines rich velvet textiles with lustrous metallic finishes, consider Anthro your go-to. Minimalists, don’t fret. If your style skews toward the clean or contemporary, you’ll find a handful of chic options as well.

Artek

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Price range: $296–$700 Signature style: Scandinavian What to know: If your style preferences fall outside of the ordinary, this is the brand to know. The Finnish design studio is renowned for its distinctive style, which offers an elevated twist on the everyday.

CB2

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Price range: $120–$640 Signature style: Contemporary Eclectic What to know: From the industrially inspired to the modern glam, CB2’s vast line of barstools is prime for minimalists and maximalists alike.

Coming Soon

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Price range: $400-plus Signature style: Modern Eclectic and Retro-Chic What to know: We’re always browsing Coming Soon for the latest trendy pieces, and it’s safe to say that the impeccably curated site never fails to please. Given the brand’s frequently updated inventory, you can always count on fresh finds to serve you with edgy style.

Danish Design Store

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Price range: $350–$1,000 Signature style: Modern Scandinavian What to know: Consider this site your gateway to Scandinavia. The Danish Design Store’s diverse offering pulls together the trendiest pieces from the Nordic brands we love the most.  

HAY

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Price range: $195–$295 Signature style: Scandinavian What to know: The Danish purveyor of all that is Scandi-chic is one you can count on for streamlined pieces that embody the quintessence of contemporary cool—sleek barstools in inspired colorways, included.

IKEA

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Price range: $20–$170 Signature style: Scandinavian Modern What to know: We can always trust IKEA to provide us with well-designed renditions of our household staples. The Swedish retailer’s collection features a healthy mix of barstool styles that can cater to a variety of tastes and spaces.

Mobel

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Price range: $945–$1,693 Signature style: Modern What to know: Punchy primary hues, sleek forms, and design-forward options are a handful of the reasons we’re obsessed with this Copenhagen-based brand. Looking to make a statement? This will be your new go-to.

Muuto

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Price range: $285–$685 Signature style: Contemporary What to know: We can always count on Muuto to serve us up with the coolest, Scandi-chic furnishings imaginable. Few brands can make an upholstered barstool look covet-worthy, and this inspired retailer is one of them.

Restoration Hardware

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Price range: $110–$2,815 Signature style: Rustic Modern What to know: From the vintage-inspired to the streamlined minimalist, Restoration Hardware’s barstool line is here to make all our design dreams come true. With an abundant array of both indoor and outdoor options, finding the ideal stool for your kitchen will be a breeze.

Target

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Price range: $29–$1,099 Signature style: Modern and Traditional What to know: If you’re the sort of shopper who thrives off of options, Target is your best bet. With hundreds of fresh styles and a constant rotation of new pieces, finding a budget-friendly barstool doesn’t get easier than this.

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