Edited Choice: Kitchen Island Stools

Aside from being a great space saver, tucking away under bars and kitchen islands, bar stools and kitchen island stools are also a great way of adding texture to a space. From plush, sophisticated velvet seats to sculptural, mid-century wooden designs or industrial-style steel stools, they can be the finishing touch to a defined interior. Often the preferred place to perch for coffee or breakfast at the kitchen island – or while someone else slaves over the stove (if you're lucky). Add a designer touch to your breakfast – or actual – bar with these six favourites.

Basil W bar stool, from £217,Mr Smith Studio at Calligaris

Basil W bar stool, from £217,Mr Smith Studio at Calligaris

This ultra modern, leaf shape stool has relaxed glamour written all over it.

Beetle bar stool in Terracotta velvet, £971, GamFratesi at The Conran Shop

Beetle bar stool in Terracotta velvet, £971, GamFratesi at The Conran Shop

Inspired by the curved shape of beetles, this plush and sumptuous seat oozes ooh-là-là sophistication.

Beetle bar stool in Terracotta velvet, £971, GamFratesi at The Conran Shop

Beetle bar stool in Terracotta velvet, £971, GamFratesi at The Conran Shop

Inspired by the curved shape of beetles, this plush and sumptuous seat oozes ooh-là-là sophistication.

Farringdon bar stool,£69, Dunelm

Farringdon bar stool,£69, Dunelm

A simple, stripped-back design that would look great in minimalist, industrial or Scandi-style kitchens.

Hampstead Gold bar stool, £149, Rockett St George

Hampstead Gold bar stool, £149, Rockett St George

This modern and minimal design is softened by the warm metal.

Baxter bar stool,£205, Lombok

Baxter bar stool,£205, Lombok

You can't get more industrial chic than this – with its swivel chair and reclaimed wood and steel frame it clearly nods to industrial factory seating.

Oregan bar stool,£130, Habitat

Oregan bar stool,£130, Habitat

Super simple in its form, this modern rustic design suits both modern and rustic interiors.

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.