Unusual Ways to Decorate with Modern Bar Seating

Using a familiar piece of furniture in an unfamiliar way creates a moment of surprise for visitors and ongoing delight for you in your home. The classic shapes and playful colors of EcoChic bar chairs and stools are ideal for this kind of resourceful repurposing.

Here are a few of our latest inspirations for adding modern bar seating to your home in unusual ways.


Chic Office Space on the Balcony

Why confine yourself to an indoor study when you could be working or browsing at a breezy desk with a view? Here we’ve paired an Even Keel Bar Chair with the On the Rocks Bar Table for a tropical workstation that raises your sightline above the balcony rail.

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Art Studio Seating in High Style

Those with a dedicated space for art-making know the value of a well-placed high seat for a moment of contemplation or an observation spot for a visiting friend. This light-filled studio has a pared-back industrial aesthetic and a bar chair to match.

Source: Studio Shed

The Even Keel Bar Chair would be our EcoChic pick for art studio seating. The colorful speckled paint on our tropical boatwood provides a jolt of energy for a creative space.


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An Elevated Take on the TV Table

The Saturday night ritual of folding trays and family television shows is due for a revival. This gorgeous space places sculptural chairs at a sophisticated bar table with a perfect view of the screen. The jade green upholstery is brilliantly echoed in the shelving beyond.

Source: B and G Design

For an EcoChic take on the elevated TV table, we can’t resist these Fin & Tonic Bar Chairs, which channel the breathtaking beauty of a Planet Earth documentary.


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Presenting: Your Plants

Putting some greenery up on a high chair or stool is a great way to create different levels that draw the eye. This room has a pleasing mix of foliage hanging and standing at various heights. Note the two tall black stools against the wall, as well as the low bench below the painting, providing lots of display space.

Source: Atelier Daaa via Bertrand Fomperyine

The Aloft Counter Stool would make a decadent yet practical plant stand for an eclectic space. And if you need extra seating for guests, you can press it into service.


The versatility of high seating never fails to bring a smile to our face. We hope these ideas will spark your own creativity when it comes to decorating with our favourite bar chairs and stools.

Megan Risdon

CEO EcoChic

Megan Risdon is the CEO of EcoChic Lifestyles. She was inspired to found the company when she discovered the possibilities for crafting art furniture from colorful fishing boat wood.