Having a bench, instead of dining chairs, at your dining table can actually do a lot for your space. It makes the dining area look more spacious, because you are doing away with visual volume in the form of seat backs. Benches are also useful for squeezing in more people around the table — good when you have guests over! Also, in an open-concept dining area, having a bench doesn’t break the visual flow between spaces, since it is low-slung.
Contemporary setup for a modern dining room with a minimalistic, rectangular shaped dining table made out of walnut wood with rounded edges. The table is surrounded with a bench and a set of matching stools for seating. Stylish setup for a modern-styled dining room with a rectangular shaped dining room made out of rough reclaimed wood with no coat of paint and two benches made in a similar style with tufted, cotton upholstered seat cushions.
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Multiple Benches – VSP Interiors: The shorter benches here are used more like chairs since they are single seats, but it helps keep the view of the floor-to-ceiling window from being obstructed. Classic Cape Cod – Kelly McGuill Home: We can’t think of a dining area more suited to a bench than this classic New England-style home. The black Windsor chairs are an especially nice touch to modernize the space.
A very space-saving feature of dining tables with benches that you may unknowingly overlook is their storage capacity. For instance, ottomans can have a box or drawers beneath the seat. A pew-like bench may also come with drawers. You will find many designs, style, and finishing options in materials like wood, plastic, wicker, metal, and leather.
Rustic setting for a stylish dining room furnished with a rectangular dining table made out of reclaimed wood with a primitive, unfinished look. The table is fitted with a matching bench and a set of three metal dining chairs. Elegant setup for a compact dining room furnished with a long, rectangular-shaped dining table made out of dark oak wood with a polished finish, matched with a set of five chairs and a bench, all with faux leather seat cushions.