Are you looking for bar stools for your dining room but finding that they’re too expensive for your taste? I’m rounding up 12 cheap bar stools – all under $100 – for every need! Whether you want a backless bar stool, an upholstered bar stool, or a wood bar stool, I’ve got you covered!
One thing you may have heard me talk (a lot) about lately is how I’d like to get rid of the sideboard that we currently have under the bar between our kitchen and dining room. I really do love this piece, but ever since we moved to this house and put it in that spot, it’s become a catch-all for junk, mail, and other random things that don’t have a home. It’s rarely actually styled or put together at all, and it drives me a little bit nutty every time I walk past it.
Plus, the seating situation in our living room is somewhat lacking. It’s much better now that we’ve added the seating area in front of the windows, but we could still use a spot for people to land when we have multiple guests over or for when I’m cooking dinner and Corey wants to chat without being in my way.
I’ve been looking for bar stools for quite a while now, and I haven’t landed on the perfect solution just yet. I think part of the problem is that I don’t know exactly what I want – I know I want some cheap bar stools that will look beautiful, not be too visually intrusive, and will be comfortable.
That’s not too much to ask, is it?!
In all of the research I’ve been doing, I’ve realized that it’s just about impossible to find the perfect “one size fits all” solution for bar stools because everyone will have different needs in terms of counter height, how wide the stools are, and all that jazz. For us, our counter is considered “tall” (even taller than bar height), which means our options are pretty severely limited. On top of that, I’d prefer a barstool that’s very lightweight visually – meaning no back and no upholstery. I want something that will blend right in and not take up a lot of room, either visually or physically.
It’s a tall order. (Hah!)
But, I think this research will get me off on the right foot and hopefully, we’ll be able to find something sooner rather than later. I can only handle that sideboard being a gathering place for all of our junk for so long, you know?!
Here are a few cheap bar stools I’m loving lately – not all of them work for our specific needs, but they’re all ones I would buy in a heartbeat if they worked for me, and I figured at least someone should benefit from all of this research I’ve been doing!
Oh, and just a note – bar stools are pricey. It was hard to find a price that really worked for us, especially since we’ll need 3 bar stools. So, every bar stool on this list is under $100. Some come in sets of two, but the price per item is below $100 on every bar stool linked below.
You’re welcome. And happy shopping!
12 Gorgeous and Cheap Bar Stools
- Albia 32″ Swivel Barstool – Overstock
- Woodsboro Adjustable Barstool – Target
- Gonesse 30″ Bar Stool – All Modern
- The Gray Barn Parker Vintage Leather Barstools – Overstock
- Sonoma Counter Height Bar Stool – Amazon
- Worcester Bar Stool – Joss & Main
- Copley Upholstered Bar Stool – Target
- Geary Backless Bar Stool – All Modern
- DHP Luxor Metal Bar Stools – Amazon
- 29″ Bar Stool – Joss & Main
- Birdsall 24″ Bar Stool – All Modern
- Elsa Medium Brown Bar Stools – Home Depot
If you prefer to shop via images, just click the arrows below to browse the barstools!
Which one is your favorite??
I’m currently loving the first one on the list, but my favorite changes every time I think about it. I’d love your input – which bar stool do you think we should go with for our home?