When designing your modern coastal kitchen, you want a space where your kids can eat their lunch or after school snack and a place for friends and family to gather over holiday dinners and dinner dates. The perfect addition is a few modern coastal counter stools along your kitchen island.
The problem is some counter stools cost a small fortune.
While the high-end stools may have higher quality, I wanted to make sure I include some options to hit every price range.
Take a look at some of my favorite coastal bar stools including look alike picks and high-end options.
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Basketweave Coastal Counter Stools by Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily offers these natural weave counter stools with a thick cushion pad. The stools are resistant to wear and tear, so no worries about mold, or staining.
You need that for any furniture near your breakfast bar!
In both of these pictures, the Balboa Counter Stools stand out in a primarily white kitchen. Paired with light colored floors, these modern coastal counter stools make the space pop!
Get This Look-Alike: Renley Counter Stool
If you’re looking for a similar look alike, consider the Renley Counter Stool. It doesn’t have the cushion pad, but the natural basketweave design will look great in the same coastal kitchen setting.
Hand-Woven Rattan Counter Stools
Here’s another great pick for coastal counter stools from Serena & Lily. Their Avalon Swivel Bar & Counter Stools add elegance and warmth to any coastal kitchen.
These stools are made with handwoven rattan with a slender frame. Plus, these swivel seats move 360 degrees!
Swivel bar stools also make the perfect addition to any sort of game room or bar area. Any room with light colors would make these stools pop.
Lindy Counter Stool from Wayfair
If you love that handwoven look but want something a little cheaper, consider this Bayou Breeze Counter & Bar Stool. It’s available in natural wood and white, and they’re so comfortable!
Plus, the reviews say they are incredibly easy to get set up in your kitchen. That’s a huge plus!
Seagrass Woven Swivel Stool by Pottery Barn
Nothing screams coastal living like seagrass counter stools. When these stools are put into a primarily white kitchen with natural wood, they pop and become a center piece in your kitchen. They’re so inviting and comfortable!
These are bucket seats with thick pads under the seagrass and high backs that give plenty of space for this ladies nights with wine.
Serena and Lily Riviera Stools – All White
Serena & Lily truly make some of the best beachy furniture, and their Rivera Stools are no exception. They come in five different patterns and colors, so it makes it easy to pick the perfect one for your kitchen space.
I prefer the white; it works well with the natural wood legs and will match any of your decor.
You can see here one of the other pattern options.
If you prefer the all natural look, grab these Sunwashed Rivera Counter Stools. Look how awesome they look next to this white kitchen island paired with the darker hardwood flooring – I love it!
Bailey Woven Stool: Handwoven Wicker Coastal Stools
If you’re worried about seat height, Ballard Designs offers their Bailey Woven Stools in two heights: bar height and counter height.
These stools have low countered arms and generous, large seats for plenty of comfort. The seat is hand woven with all-weather wicker compared with a metal frame. I love the generous size of the seats; they’re perfect for sitting at the bar counter and chatting with friends.
Natural Rattan Contoured Bar Stools
These natural rattan contoured stools scream coastal kitchen. They’re sleek yet inviting and add just the right amount of warmth to your kitchen.
Honestly, these are adorable beach bar stools that are just the right height!
Coastal Charm for a Modern Kitchen
These naturally woven coastal counter stools add charm to your kitchen space. The seats are comfortable with an ergonomic design, and they work great for small kitchens.
Wayfair offers these Sand & Stable Kyle Counter Stools for an affordable price tag – you get two stools! They look elegant around your kitchen island, or bring that coastal vibe into your game room for a fun vibe.
Natural Crossweave Coastal Counter Stools + Look Alike Options!
These crossweave counter stools are gorgeous for a modern coastal kitchen. One Kings Lane offers the Easton Rope Counter Stool in several different shades, including a gorgeous light grey that would look fantastic in a kitchen with some blue tones.
Rope Crossweave Counter Stools (TJ Maxx Lookalike)
The price for the stools from One Kings Lane may come as a bit of a sticker shock. So, if you love the look, you don’t have to pay that price!
TJ Maxx offers a look alike that is hundreds of dollars cheaper but with the same look you want. Who doesn’t love saving some money while making their kitchen bar look adorable?
You can get these stools in grey from Marshalls as well!
Bess Patio Stool (Wayfair Lookalike)
Here’s another look alike option I thought you’d like. This time, it comes from Wayfair!
Don’t let the name “patio stool” steer you away from putting these in your kitchen. The handcrafted setback wicker adds a coastal farmhouse look to your kitchen island without breaking the bank.
This stool has a woven back and short arms with sides crafted from rattan in different hues of brown and tan. The stool is upholstered and durable. Since it’s meant to be an outside chair, it is stain resistant and holds up through normal wear and tear.
Natural Color Variations Bowker Barstool from Wayfair
The modern coastal look is all about natural tones, and that’s why these counter stools are a fantastic choice if you want modern coastal counter stools. They embrace the natural wood and the seat offers a variation of natural tones from cream to tan in a woven pattern.
Something I like about these stools is how durable they are. They are crafted with a wooden and steel frame, so you never have to worry they’ll break.
While they are expensive, the quality you receive is well worth the cost!
Birch Lane Claussen Counter Stool
Wayfair offers a more traditional style counter stool with a solid wood frame and cane backing with an upholstered seat.
Clean Lines for Coastal Counter Stools
Anniston Bar and Counter Stool
A coastal kitchen doesn’t have to be all rattan and wicker; straight lines and wood work as well. These stools from Wayfair feature curved sides, a straight line top, and a woven back splat that looks good in all styles, including coastal homes.
Alaina Counter Stool
Here is another great pick for modern coastal counter stools with clean lines. The Alaina Counter Stool has a rustic look with a natural finish and padded seats.
The back features a cane design that is softly curved for comfort and texture. This is truly a timeless look for any kitchen.
Quincey Counter Stool
Here’s another coastal stool with the clean lines. The Quincey Stool by Lulu and Georgia is a counter height stool with open-weave wicker construction and off-white cushions.
How to Pick the Best Modern Coastal Counter Stools
Picking a wooden bar stool for your kitchen space is tricky, especially since these are investments. Here are some factors to consider.
Height of the Stool
Each counter stool is a different height – confusing, right? So, you need to make sure it will fit the space you want to put it. Many kitchen islands and breakfast bar spaces are the same height, but I suggest measuring just to be sure.
The Room You Pick the Stools
Most counter stools are placed in kitchens, but you may have a bar space in your dining room or living room. Think about the feel you want for the space.
Do you want it to feel cozy and inviting? Do you want it to feel elegant?
Each design of the counter stools is different and creates a different feel in the room you place it.
Let’s talk money for a moment.
Counter stools cost anywhere from $120 each up to $1,000 each. That’s a huge price range! In the end, pick a budget – or no budget at all – and buy what you think works best.
Remember, these are furniture and an investment. You shouldn’t have to buy other coastal bar stools unless you change the design of your home!
Grab a few modern coastal counter stools to complete your kitchen decor. Give your kids a place to enjoy breakfast every day, no matter what your price range.