Look! Benches for the Dining Room

Look! Benches for the Dining Room

Grace Shu
May 29, 2008

We've seen this trend for quite awhile now, so it's probably safe to say that it's become a permanent option for the dining room (or perhaps a casual kitchen nook). In lieu of a set of chairs, using a bench or two gives the space a more casual, rustic feel.
[ Photo from Sköna Hem ]

Aesthetics aside, we like the idea of using a bench-and-table combo for a small space because not only can a bench pull double (or triple!) duty, but it can seat a few extra guests in a pinch.

Some options above: Crate and Barrel's Big Sur Dining set (left), and Sundance Catalog's Longmont Table and Bench set (right.)

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