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.
Padded Benches – Lonny: Not only do the cushions on these benches make them more comfortable, but they also add a pop of color to the space. Victorian Schoolhouse – CS Photography: It makes sense that this redesigned schoolhouse would have benches at the large dining table. The fact that they are reclaimed wood makes it even better. Dining Sofa – Jessica Lagrange Interiors: This looks like the most comfortable way to dine. It’s really more of a sofa than a bench.
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A pretty woody dining set for 4. A rectangular tabletop, a rectangular bench seat, square seats of chairs are in mid browns. Sturdy upright rectangular legs of a table and a bench, square legs and tall vertically slatted backs of chairs are white. A pretty rustic style kitchen dining set crafted of solid wood. A rectangular tabletop and a rectangular bench seat (for 3 persons) feature a finish in mid brown shades. Their sturdy upright supports on perpendicular feet are finished in white.
Whether you have a formal dining room or a small eat-in kitchen, adding a bench instead of individual chairs can be a great choice for many reasons. Not only can it be more economical (depending on how large your table is, the cost of your chairs can really add up!), but it can also make for a more versatile seating arrangement. Plus, you can often tuck the bench under the table and out of the way if you need more floor space.
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.