At the end of a bed. A sleek bench at the end of the bed gives you a place to prop a leg while tying a shoe or pulling on tights. It also acts as a beautiful visual anchor. Ideally the top of the bench should be a few inches
Outdoors. Why invest in purely outdoor-only seating when a multifunctional bench can work for you all year round? A foyer bench or sofa table for example can be slid outside in the warm weather and act as additional outdoor seating in a size that suits anything from a grand veranda
All things to all benches. This one vignette captures all the points above in one beautiful and simple way.
In the foyer. Even in a large home the foyer or entry tends to be a relatively small area but so often we need a quick seat to slip off a boot wait for a slowpoke loved one or set down a package. A bench with a slim profile can
Tuck a bench between planters for built-in shade. If you could use more shade in your patio consider installing a bench nestled between a pair of big planters filled with trees. Check with your local garden center to choose a variety that does well in a pot and works with
This budget-friendly storage bench is perfect for smaller entry spaces where functionality is key. Rush seats feel so French. This petite bench would look perfect in a quaint farmhouse. Clean lines and a red lacquer finish make this modern bench a showstopper.
Weather the elements with stone seating. A stacked stone bench and table have a rustic elegance that would be at home anywhere from New England to California and beyond. In the summer it can play host to gatherings plumped up with colorful cushions. In the winter it adds organic beauty
One element in a theme. Three types of seating at one table: slip-covered chairs a settee a wood and metal bench and a dramatic wall treatment. The bench plays an important part of being the third piece in the theme and its wood tones help balance out the white upholstered
Channel elements of your dream getaway. Love the Italian Riviera? A built-in stone seat with an architectural backrest and striped cushions plus café chairs and a big umbrella nearby will bring the look home. Even if you can’t jet off to Italy you can enjoy a pretty fabulous staycation in
As a coffee table. A simple bench with no back or sides is versatile enough to transform from a piece of seating to a table and back. Use a bench as your coffee table in a small seating group and you can always move it off to one side as
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