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.
Rustic style for a light and bright dining room with a rectangular dining table made out of reclaimed wood with a rough, primitive finish, fitted with two dining benches made in a similar style with tufted seat cushions. Modern look for a minimalistic dining room with a lot of light pouring in through the window. The room is furnished with a rectangular dining table with a marble top, fitted with three chairs and a birch wood bench.
Rustic shabby chic farmhouse dining table and benches in A pretty rustic style dining set of wood in white but a tabletop and a bench seat (made of thick planks, rectangular) finished in mid browns. A table has 4 upright thick square legs, a bench – 2 upright rectangular block legs joined by a stretcher. A chic rustic style set of wood. A rectangular tabletop and a bench seat with curved edges are brown. Table aprons, its upright angular tapered legs, slanted turned legs of a bench and its vertically slatted backrest with an arched top are white.
Modern Lines – Austin Patterson Disston Architects: If you want to go simple, this is the way to do it. Clean white lines echo the rest of the space, and it can tuck under the table pushed against the wall when not in use.Log Bench – Hsu McCullough Architects: We love the juxtaposition of the natural log bench with the rest of this modern home. We’re guessing it’s a great conversation piece, too.
If you must ask why a dining table with bench seating is an option worth considering, here are a few advantages it offers. It makes your space feel less cluttered. It seats a good number of people. The options for size and design are numerous and multi-themed. It allows for a comfortable place to sit while maintains proximity to keep a party engaged during the meals
Square Table – Wanda Lozada Interior Design: We generally see benches used with long tables, but this square arrangement works as well. It’s a good way to provide contrast. Hideaway Seating – Kelly Donovan: The bench is perfect in this eat-in kitchen because tucking it under the table allows for the dining space to become another counter or prep space when necessary.
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