A few weeks back, we posted about our love for bar stools: how versatile they are, how they can make a kitchen come to life, how they're one of our favorite seating options out there. We love bar stools in family kitchens, and grew up eating many of our meals at the breakfast bar in our own home while our parents washed dishes or prepped their meals. Bar stools make for a more casual dining experience, and are great for busy family kitchens and chic bachelor pads alike. Whether you've got an open concept layout, or a more traditional home, bar stools are a must-have in the kitchen. They're perfect for informal family dinners, early morning breakfasts on Sunday mornings with the kids, drinks with the girls…the options are pretty much endless. We're especially partial to French Country style bar stools – mostly because everything French Country seems to feel just a bit more homey and sophisticated. Is it just us? French Country furniture offers the perfect mix of comfort and style, and looks amazing in the kitchen when paired with hardwood floors and simple granite or marble countertops. Below, check out our top picks for French Country bar stools, and keep your eyes peeled for our next roundup: Hollywood Regency bar stools. In the meantime, you can also check out our roundup of best Industrial Style bar stools.