Outdoor Stools & Ottomans

Your patio is an ideal place for enjoying the peace and beauty of nature. Moreover, you can have fun with your family and friends by sitting in the garden or patio. So you can improve your experience by adding outdoor furniture to your garden or patio. Outdoor Bar Stools are one of them. These are kinds of chairs with raised sitting places. Adding bar stools to your outdoor furniture can add an impressive look to your garden. But it highly depends upon choosing suitable bar stools as these are available in different shapes, sizes, and heights. So always consider some factors before purchasing the best and appropriate stools.

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Choose Right Height

The height of the bar stool generally depends upon the height of your counter or table. So, first, measure the height of your counter for which you want to purchase stools. These outdoor counter stools are available in four different sizes:

  • Short Stools: Short bar stools are mostly available in 17 inches to 23 inches. You can use them as side stools with your furniture.

  • Counter Stools: As the name suggests, counter stools are ideal to use with counters. These stools are mainly available in standard sizes of 24 inches to 29 inches. These stools can be used with the dining table as the height is approximately equal to the table’s height.                                            

  • Standard Bar Stools: Standard bar stools are tall chairs that are usually designed with footrests. These are available in standard sizes of 29 inches to 32 inches. Again, you can purchase according to the height of your table.                                                      

  • Tall Bar Stools: Above all stools, tall bar stools are the tallest ones. These are generally available in the height of 34 inches to 36 inches. So, you can use them on your patio with high counter tables.   

Choose Right Type

A wide range of outdoor stools is available in the market. You can choose any of them according to your requirements. But before choosing suitable bar stools, first, you should know about their different types.

  • Stools with or without Back: Some backless bar stools are designed with rectangular or round seats. You can push these stools under the counter table when not in use. So, these stools are preferable when you don’t have much space on your patio. In addition, you can easily store them anywhere as these are very lightweight. Bar stools are also available with backs that add support and comfort to their user. You can choose any of them according to your comfort and space. 

  • Stools with or without Armrest: Outdoor bar stools are also available with or without armrest features. However, bar stools with arms will take more space for their storage. In contrast, armless stools like backless stools can be easily stored and pushed under the counter or table. 

  • Swivel and Stationery Bar Stools: Barstools with the feature of swivel are also available in the market. Outdoor swivel bar stools allow you to turn your seat without dragging or moving your stool. The only disadvantage of having swivel stools is that they take up more space. So, if you don’t have much space in your garden, you can go with stationary bar stools. 

Choose Right Material

The durability of furniture mainly depends upon the material used in its manufacturing. Same way, if you want good quality outdoor bar stools, always check their material before purchasing.

Outdoor stools are made up of different materials, and you can choose according to your convenience.

  • Wooden: Wooden bar stools are highly recommendable if you want to give an elegant and gentle look to your exterior furniture. Also, these stools come in different colors and styles; you can choose the suitable ones according to your existing furniture.

  • Aluminum: Outdoor bar stools with aluminum frames are also available in the market. Aluminum stools are available in a variety of colors so you can choose the best one according to your requirement. Another advantage of purchasing aluminum stools is that they can be moved easily because of their lightweight. 

  • Leather: Leather is mainly used for making comfortable sitting seats of bar stools. It gives a more royal look to your stools rather than simple wooden or aluminum stools. But leather stools require more care as you have to polish them regularly to maintain their shine.

  • Metal: Outdoor stools are also available in various metals. Metal stools are durable, but their appearance can be affected by the rust in rainfall.


If you are more concerned about the durability of stools, you can go with aluminum and wooden bar stools. As aluminum has anti-rust properties, you can use them with proper care and maintenance for a longer period. Also, wooden bar stools are preferable in case of heavy winds.