If your last dinner party had you bemoaning your lack of seating and congested pathways, you might want to rethink your dining room set. Benches are a relatively new player to the dining room seating scene, and they are quickly winning people over with their versatility and modern feel. A dining bench offers a number of benefits:
1. It frees up space.
If you have a tight dining room or small eating nook, a bench can provide extra space and better flow for high-traffic areas. You can scoot a bench all the way under the table when not in use as opposed to bulky chairs that still create obstacles when pushed in.
2. It offers you more dining table seating.
For large family get-togethers, you want to get as many people around the table as possible. Benches typically offer more seating space, particularly for young kids. The Lorient Bench is 61 inches long, offering plenty of room for a crew of cousins at Thanksgiving dinner. The Lorient features natural, weathered detailing, with sandblasted edges for a modern hand-hewn look.
3. It brings new life to a traditional dining room set.
A bench provides a dining room with a more eclectic feel. Even traditional dining room sets can incorporate a bench. Consider this Everest Beige Bench. Its tufted linen seat top provides a traditional feel, not to mention extra comfort. With its understated elegance it can be moved in front of the fireplace when guests come over.
The RoomPlace offers a variety of dining room seating options, including dining benches, in a range of colors and styles. At The RoomPlace, you can Get It All: fashionable, functional furniture at an affordable price. Come visit our Chicago furniture store to see for yourself how a bench can revitalize a dining room. You can also visit us online for our frequent Web specials on dining sets.