Trending Now: Kitchen Seating


It’s been fun to take a look at trends of the moment, lately.  As I was taking a look at some of 2013’s hottest trends for kitchens, I discovered one that surprised me:  kitchen seating.

Who knew that where we sit in the kitchen was going to get so much fun?  From bar stools to banquettes, the places where we park our derrieres are getting to be a big focus when it comes to kitchen design.  Take bar stools, for example.   We’re using them as a  low-commitment way to bring color to our kitchens.  And the great thing about bar stools?  You always have more than one, so if you want to try out more than one bright pop of color, you can!  On the other hand, we are looking to optimize our seating capacity when it comes to kitchen tables, leaning towards efficient banquette seating for informal dining. This is a really terrific option when it comes to decorating kitchens–giving you a chance to pick out upholstery that will look great in your space, and saving money on extra chairs (trust me, they can be pricey!).

Kitchen Seating Collage


Colorful Bar Stools

Looking at Glass pop of yellow kitchen

Pale Kitchen with a Pop of Yellow | Looking At Glass

Midwest Living kitchen orange barstools

White Kitchen with Orange Bar Stools | Midwest Living

Young House Love blue kitchen stools

White Kitchen with Blue Stools | Young House Love

Pinterest painted metal lab stools

Painted Metal Stools | Pinterest

 Emily A Clark tangerine stools

Tangerine Stools in a Traditional Kitchen | Emily A. Clark

BH&G green barstools

Green Kitchen Stools | Better Homes & Gardens

BH&G rainbow kitchen

White Kitchen with Bright Accents | Better Homes & Gardens

Punkste orange barstools

More Orange Bar Stools | Punkste

Banquette Seating

The Lettered Cottage banquette with yellow chairs

Kitchen Banquette with Yellow Chairs | The Lettered Cottage

BH&G coral and blue banquette

Coral and Blue Dining Banquette | Better Homes & Gardens

The Zhush well lit banquette

Well-lit Banquette | The Zhush

BH&G tiny banquette 

Tiny Banquette | Better Homes & Gardens

Looking at Glass banquette seating

Yellow and White Banquette | Looking At Glass

Pinterest mod lemom & lime banquette

Mod Lemon & Lime Banquette | Palmer Weiss

BH&G u-shaped banquette

U-shaped Banquette | Better Homes & Gardens

House of Smiths banquette seating

Banquette Seating | House of Smiths

Martha Stewart Dreamers picnic banquette

Picnic Style Banquette | Amanda Nisbett

Are these trends that you are excited about?  Which would you rather have, fun bar stools or a dining nook fitted with a banquette?

Featured picture via The Lettered Cottage


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  1. Raylynn says

    Bar stools! Love this post! Can’t wait to refinish and paint my table and chairs this summer and this post helped me see different colors I could use.

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