Saddle bar and counter stool by West Elm, from $369

Upholstered chairs offer more cush for your tush but take up more room. It’s 20 inches wide, so you won’t be able to squeeze in as many stools, but those who manage to snag a seat will be rewarded with a plush perch. The back rises 11 inches from the seat (set on a swivel) and offers contoured arm rests. westelm.com  Photo 7 of 8 in How to Find the Perfect Modern Bar Stool