When you need a seat that’s not too tall; not too short; but just right, chances are you need a counter stool. Clocking in between 24” and 29” (as opposed to bar stools’ 30” to 36”), counter stools are ideal for counters that range between 34” and 39” high. If you’re looking for a unique counter stool, brace yourself—you’re in for a big decision. Unique counter stools are the norm these days, with options ranging from modern counter stools to wicker counter stools. First things first, decide what features your counter stool needs to have. Are you in need of back support, or are you okay going with a backless counter stool? And yes, Goldilocks—low back counter height stools are also an option. You might also pay some mind to the mechanisms you want, such as swivel and adjustable height features (a word to the wise: it will be easier to find both among modern counter stools). Up next, decide on your style. Are you looking for modern counter stools? Rustic counter stools? French Country counter stools? Once you know, it’s time to get browsing! Lastly, as you browse, take time to narrow down what materials you like. Some common options are metal counter stools, leather counter stools, rattan counter stools, and woven counter stools.