Having a little old world Italy in your kitchen can give it an elegant yet comfortable feel and there is no better way to accentuate your Tuscan kitchen furnishings than with old world bar stools. Now I'm not talking about buying some uncomfortable old stools from the 18th century – I'm talking about new bar stools in an old world style.
Bar stools add a little informal to the kitchen and everyone loves to eat a light meal or snack while lying on a pallet. They are perfect for afternoon guests and for the children to do their homework. Not only that, but if you choose them carefully, they can serve as a decorative element that enhances your overall decor.
When choosing old bar stools, you want the ones that match the colors and theme of your Tuscan kitchen interior. Is your kitchen more on the rustic side? Then choose wooden chairs with a rush seat. Is it more elegant? Then you may want to have infected or bent stools. If you have a fabric seat, make sure you get a color and a pattern that matches the room – most bar stools offer a selection of fabrics and you can easily get something that matches your decor.
The second consideration when choosing bar stools is the height and number of stools you need. This is dictated by the size of the table or bar that you are going to use the stool to sit on.
The general rule of thumb is that you need 10 to 13 inches between the seat of the chair and the bottom of the counter. This is what a person will need to feel comfortable sitting at the counter. It is obviously not practical to take the slowdowns home and measure them so what you do you measure from the bottom of the counter to the floor and then when you are in the store you can measure from the top of the stool to the floor and subtract the two numbers to find out stool is a perfect fit!
Another thing to consider when buying bar stools. While you may be tempted to buy as many people as possible so that you can put more people, there is actually an optimal number of stools that can fit at a table or a bar. You want to be sure there are 25 to 30 inches away from the middle of one pallet to the middle of the next. This is what is most convenient for your guests, so it is best to buy the number of stools that allow this seating.
Buying old world chairs that match your Tuscan interior design can be a great way to get good seating that adds decoration theme to your kitchen. Just follow the rules above and you are sure to find stools that fit perfectly into your Tuscan kitchen.