With island units and breakfast bar units continuing to be so popular, it’s important to find the perfect bar stool to perfectly compliments your kitchen. We choose our 5 favourites on the high street – from ultra modern gold leaf to classic painted oak, there is something to suit every style of kitchen!

1. Scandinavian Style Bar Stool, Maisons Du Monde (£95.99)

For a modern bar stool without too much fuss, try the Scandinavian breakfast bar with oak legs and seat in a choice of white, grey or black. For a fun look, alternate the white and grey stools like in the picture below. They are great value for money and easy to clean if you have a young family!

Scandanavian style bar stool from Maisons du Monde

Scandinavian style bar stool from Maisons du Monde

2. Neptune Shoreditch Upholstered High Back Chair in Grey Linen, John Lewis (£330)

The mix of pale oak and upholstered fabric makes this chair a smart option for a modern shaker style of kitchen. This is such a comfy breakfast bar stool and is excellent quality – exactly what you would expect from Neptune. A classic piece that will look good for years to come.

3. Tall Cloakhouse Stool in Charcoal, Garden Trading (£135)

A lovely rustic chair that is un-fussy in design and will perfectly compliment your kitchen without taking over. These are also neat breakfast bar stools which will tuck under your breakfast bar or island unit. Also available in oak and green if you want a different look.

Tall Clockhouse Stool Charcoal from Garden Trading

Tall Clockhouse Stool Charcoal from Garden Trading

4. Weathered Oak & Metal Stool, Cox & Cox (£200)

For the perfect industrial look, go for this metal and oak chair from Cox & Cox. The curved form of the seat makes it so comfortable and the style means it really works with both urban and traditional kitchens.

5. Kato Mango and Gold Leaf Stool, Swoon Editions (£129)

If you want to introduce some gold into your kitchen to bring it right up to date, go for the modern Kato stool by Swoon Editions. With the mix of gold and mango, this stool has a lovely art deco look and will add a bit of glamour to your kitchen too.

Kato Stool in Mango and Gold from Swoon Editions

Kato Stool in Mango and Gold from Swoon Editions