29 Ideas for the Perfect Kitchen Island with Seating

By Toll Brothers 2 minute read

Last updated on August 24th, 2022

Do you dream of a stylishly designed kitchen island with seating that can fit all of your friends and loved ones? How about a space to enjoy appetizers and drinks or have the kids do homework in a centralized spot? A kitchen island with seating is a fantastic and functional addition to any home, and it can be a great way to express your style, too. Seating for this versatile space can go way beyond the basic bar stool with a wide variety of textures, materials, and colors to choose from.  

Explore some of Toll Brothers’ most-loved kitchen island ideas below and get inspired to create a kitchen island seating arrangement in your own home that serves your needs and speaks to your aesthetic.


1. Leather stools bring the cool factor to your kitchen decor

Luxury kitchen with leather island seating.
San Diego, CA


2. Modern life, modern design

Modern farmhouse kitchen design with a large island.
Surprise, AZ


3. Experience a quartz waterfall island accentuated by dark cabinets and natural and toe-kick lighting

Spacious luxury kitchen with ample island seating.
Scottsdale, AZ


4. Gray and blues make this coastal modern kitchen design shine

Luxury kitchen highlighted by a beam ceiling.
Surprise, AZ


5. Nordic influences

Modern kitchen with natural lighting and a nordic design aesthetic.
Reno, NV


6. A simply divine design

Charming kitchen design with plenty of cabinetry and a central island with seating.
Tega Cay, SC


7. Grey cabinets mix with glass in a sleek kitchen design

A luxury kitchen with lots of cabinets and a large island with seating.
Fremont, CA


8. Modern island seating with metallic barstools to add a hint of industrial

Luxury kitchen with white cabinets and four barstools along a tall kitchen island.
Ponte Vedra, FL


9. Beachy hues with a waterfall island reminiscent of coastal decor

A modern kitchen design with coastal features a waterfall kitchen island.
San Diego, CA


10. Plentiful seating for the whole family

A luxury kitchen with seating for four at the large kitchen island.
San Diego, CA


11. A dramatic kitchen island that gives your design a bold kick

Dramatic kitchen with a bold island design.
Allen, TX


12. A quintessential example of modern farmhouse that exudes elegance

A modern farmhouse kitchen design with a black and white color scheme.
San Juan Capistrano, CA


13. A warm and inviting spot with circular stools for your modern farmhouse kitchen design

Warm, inviting modern farmhouse kitchen with circular bar stools.
Morgan Hill, CA


14. A touch of modern farmhouse and industrial for your island seating area

Modern farmhouse kitchen with industrial lighting and seating for four at the center island.
Monroe Township, NJ


15. A kitchen island idea that brings luxury decor to the modern home

A large modern kitchen with luxury features such as a waterfall center island.
Woodbine, MD


16. Modern farmhouse kitchen with quartz countertops

Modern farmhouse kitchen design with quartz countertops.
Surprise, AZ


17. Wooden beams, wooden barstools, and a farmhouse seating style

A farmhouse kitchen design with wood ceiling beams and wooden barstools along the large center island.
Surprise, AZ


18. Match your comfy island seating to teal breakfast nook chairs and green pendant lamps

Kitchen featuring teal and green color scheme and large leather barstools.
Surprise, AZ


19. A patterned backsplash that matches your striped island chairs is the perfect combo

Kitchen with patterned backsplash
Humble, TX


20. Cherry-red bar stools that add flavor to your kitchen island dining experience 

Kitchen featuring cherry-red barstools and a wooden kitchen island.
Spring, TX


21. Next-level transitional design

A luxurious transitional kitchen design.
Danbury, CT


22. Coastal chic meets transitional design in this airy island seating style

A transitional kitchen with four large barstools to match the center island.
Danbury, CT


23. Simple kitchen island seating with two sleek chairs

Simple kitchen with sleek island and seating
Danbury, CT


24. Bring a sense of home to your kitchen with a backsplash that has all the good vibes 

Kitchen with unique backsplash pattern
Porter Ranch, CA


25. Vibrant blue hues for your kitchen island seating match perfectly with industrial lighting

A luxurious kitchen with vibrant blue barstools along the wooden kitchen island.
Porter Ranch, CA


26. Classic wooden stools for your transitional kitchen design

Transitional kitchen with classic wooden stools
Canton, MI


27. A great kitchen seating idea to accommodate everything from small get-togethers to larger parties

Kitchen perfect for small to large get-togethers
Draper, UT


28. Multiple spots to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner 

expansive kitchen design
Elgin, IL


29. Kitchen designs with texture take luxury to a whole new level

kitchen with luxurious texture and island seating
Reno, NV

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  • One Comment

    1. Claire Masters says:

      I have a large family so additional seating is always appreciated in my house. Since my husband wants to do some minor renovations in our house, I thought it might be a good idea to also add bar stools on our kitchen island. I really love your idea of wooden bar stools to complement other wood fixtures in the kitchen for a farmhouse feel. I’ll take these design tips in mind once I start looking for bar stools for my kitchen. http://fodorbilliards.com/product-category/furniture/barstools/

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