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.