Since most of us seem to be accustomed to the idea of an eating setting that is surrounded by chairs of different sizes, shapes, and designs, it is hard to turn to a dining table with benches and rationalize the decision to have one in your house. However, you should not overlook the fact that the standard dining configuration may not always be an option, especially if your living or kitchen areas aren’t well endowed with space.
Simple Wooden Bench – Lonny: This bench and table set will fit with almost any contemporary decor. Plus, the roughly finished wood brings a little rustic to the modern lines. Built-in Bench – Bulthaup Kitchen Architecture: This mod bench is perfectly suited to the space since it’s affixed to the wall. It’s like the updated version of using an old church pew in the kitchen.
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Vintage setup for a compact dining room, furnished with a long, rectangular-shaped dining table with a frame made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint, paired with a dining bench and four chairs made in a matching fashion. A simple yet classy set of dining room furniture, consisting of a small, rectangular-shaped dining table made out of black-painted solid wood, fitted with three dining chairs and a bench with faux leather seat cushions.
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.
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.