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.
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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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.
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.
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