If you’re looking for a way to modernize your home, bench seating may be the answer. This trendy piece of furniture can transform your kitchen, living room and dining room into ultra-cool hangout spaces. We share bench seating ideas so you can choose what’s best for your home, benches or chairs.
Living room bench ideas
Living room benches are a great way to accommodate more people. To make benches more comfortable, place them against a wall and add large pillows and cushions. Benches are also great as window seats, so place them under large windows to highlight the beautiful natural light in your living room. We recommend adding bright prints and colors to your benches so they stand out in your space. Beautiful blankets and throws are a great finishing touch – lay them along your bench to make it extra homey.
Kitchen & dining room bench ideas
For dining spaces, benches are a great way to seat more people at the table. You can mix chairs and benches – look for slightly mismatched styles that share a color pattern for a fashionable look. Try combining benches for a breakfast nook – place your table in the corner and put two benches in a right angle to maximize space. Adding pillows and cushions can make the benches feel like a kitchen window seat. For dining rooms and kitchens, we highly recommend adding cushions to make benches more comfortable for guests.
Storage bench ideas
Bench seating is a great opportunity to add storage! Many benches come with storage compartments, but you can also add decorative storage bins underneath the bench for a pretty storage solution. Another awesome idea – use a large ottoman as a storage bench and store items inside of the ottoman. Ottomans are comfortable with cushioned padding, and adding extra pillows and blankets will make it cozy.
We carry a wide variety of contemporary benches, dining room chairs and recliners so you can seat all of your guests in style. Find great coffee tables and dining tables to complement your new seating and complete the look. Our wide selection of home furniture extends beyond tables and chairs – check out our bed frames, office desks and accent cabinets for more great furniture to add to your home. hhgregg has everything you need at great prices – shop for home furniture today.