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. This way, you'll have room in your budget to buy the two or four chairs your kitchen counter calls for. The key is to search for classic, understated silhouettes and quality materials that will let the countertop or pendant lights take center stage.
Affordable furniture retailers like IKEA, Amazon, Wayfair, Target, and CB2 all boast gorgeous (and budget-friendly) barstools to complete your kitchen counter look without breaking the bank. Splurge on stunning fixtures or a marble benchtop, and save on these simple but serviceable chairs. The search is over: These are the 25 best cheap barstools on the internet.
This sculptural metal stool looks so much more expensive than it is.
This is priced at just $29, and 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.
This adjustable barstool can be altered to fit any counter height. It's functional and design-forward.
These are marked down by 62%, so 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.
Another steal from Target's 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.
This barstool is the epitome of midcentury modern décor and will fit right into any kitchen.
Looking for something a little more luxe? Try this IKEA hack to elevate this simple stool.
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.
A simple, armless chair to complete your modern space.
A sleek silver barstool, this factory-inspired piece would look stunning in a modern space.
Add an industrious flair to your kitchen décor with these lightweight metal stools.
For a durable and aesthetically pleasing barstool, go for this modern chair with a walnut plastic frame.
Industrious and simple, this backless stool is available at an affordable price that can't be beaten.
These faux leather chairs adjust to meet any counter height and look far more expensive than their price tag.
For a minimal, clean look, seek out a white, chrome plated barstool like this.
This white and silver scooped seat barstool is decidedly modern.
A traditional solid wood seat, this barstool won't ever go out of style.
Comfortable and modern, this set of barstools is in budget, coming in at just $85.
This wooden barstool with an upholstered seat defines farmhouse chic.
These vintage wood and metal barstools would seamlessly fit in with any midcentury modern décor.
Head to these budget-friendly retailers to claim one of these cheap barstools that look far more expensive than they really are.
This post was originally published on November 3, 2017, and has since been updated.