Few pieces of furniture are more frustrating to spend money on than items that come in multiples. Sure, it's easy to justify a large one-off splurge on a quality sofa or a statement chandelier, but furniture sets like barstools quickly add up. One $300 barstool might seem reasonable, but when you consider that you'll need a matching set of four, it suddenly becomes a costly buy.
If you're looking to update your kitchen without renovating or spending big, barstools are the perfect place to start—and after some deep digging, we've found that it's possible to find great barstools for under $100 that don't look cheap. The key is to search for classic, understated silhouettes and quality materials that will let the countertop or pendant lights take center stage. Splurge on stunning fixtures or a marble benchtop, and save on these simple but serviceable stools. The search is over: These are the 14 best affordable barstools on the internet.
Think beyond black with this dark forest green metal barstool.
This sculptural metal stool looks so much more expensive than it is.
Available in black or white, these stackable indoor/outdoor metal stools work well in a modern, industrial-style home.
Priced at just $29, we dare you to find a better affordable find. Add a coat of fresh paint to customize these stools to suit your kitchen's color scheme.
Marked down by 62%, now's the time to buy a set of these chic barstools.
Who knew Amazon had such a great collection of budget barstools? This classic white metal option goes with almost any countertop.
Available in white, black, mint green, and gray, this classic, sturdy barstool lets your counter or overhead lighting take center stage.
This Etsy find is made from reclaimed wood and is available in five different heights.
Another steal from Target's new Project 62 line, this sleek, modern barstool pairs well with any monochrome interior.
Sold in a set of four, these simple, stackable stools equate to less than $30 each.
Trust IKEA to create an understated, affordable stool that screams Scandinavian style.
Decorating a small space? This slimline barstool might be the perfect fit.
Highly rated by customers, this duo is sturdy and durable.
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