I have yet to meet a room that couldn't benefit from a bench. From the foyer to the dining table to the end of the bed, a bench offers more than just a seat. Its simple design lends itself to multi-functionalism. It can be a coffee table, a landing spot or a display oppoortunity.
Whether finished with tufted upholstery for a polished appearance or in raw wood to achieve industrial chicness, benches can fit every style. If you're looking to increase storage, add a bench that opens up to hidden compartments or tuck a few baskets underneath to stash everything from shoes to throws and toys. Avoid weighing down a room with bulky pieces by opting for benches with metal hairpin legs or lucite accents.
I've rounded up some of the best benches in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles—as well as options that ship to your location. And you may need to sit down for this news, these benches are all available for $400 or less. Now, doesn't that sweeten the deal?
Benches in New York City
- Reclaimed Wood Benches, $85
- Leather Bench, $65
- OFFI Birch Bench, $400
- Mid-Century Modern Slat Bench, $175
- Mid-Century Plycraft Gossip Bench, $350
Shop all benches available in New York City.
Benches in Chicago
- Chrome Milo Baughman Style Bench, $325
- Gorgeous Vintage Bench, $225
- Wide Cushioned Bench, $100
- Hollywood Glam Vanity Bench, $60
- Barnwood Bench, $170
Shop all benches available in Chicago.
Benches in Los Angeles
- Solid Teak Outdoor Bench, $69
- Mid-Century Brass Bench, $250
- European 3-Seater Bench, $225
- Reclaimed Wood Benches with White Metal Legs, $250
- 3-Sided Industrial Bench, $350
Shop all benches available in Los Angeles.
Benches that Ship
- Mid-Century Modern Lane Cedar Storage Bench, $400
- Mid-Century Modern Atomic Bench, $125
- Quaint Driftwood Bench, $250
- Mid-Century Modern Slat Bench, $400
- Rovigo Velvet Acrylic Bench, $275
Shop all benches available on Marketplace.