Debating on springing for that beautiful bench you spotted at your favorite furniture store? We've got 10 reasons why you need that statement seating.
Cylinder Glass Vases
Strut Wood Coffee Table
LAXseries Dining Bench
photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE
First and foremost, benches make for the cutest breakfast nooks!
Halton Metal Clad/Wood Dining Table
Aqua Geometric Maze Custom Throw Pillow
Trace 1 Pendant Lamp - Copper
Charleston Convertible Rocker, Awning Stripe Navy (Driftwood)
photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK
Benches can help save room — one bench can easily take the place of three or four bulky chairs!
Zane Dining Table
Amish Wood Armchair
photography by ERIK GRAMMER
Pair a bench with a sheepskin and place it at the foot of your bed to designate a cozy reading spot.
Turkish Cotton Blanket, Chocolate Brown
Embroidery Pillow Beige/White
photography by BETHANY NAUERT
Oversized (and cushioned!) benches can easily replace the lumpy sofa in the living room.
Monroe Mid-Century Upholstered Sofa
Pillow - Cacoon Indigo
Tan Moroccan Leather Pouf
Geane Red Pillow
Original Watercolor Canvas
Black and White Prada Marfa
Wild Grass Study
photography by AMY BARTLAM
A gorgeous antique bench can double as seating and an accent for the entry.
Lines 2,1, White Frame
Tatiana Power Loomed Rug
Nelson Sheepskin Pillow
photography by DEREK SWALWELL
Benches also make for a great impromptu seating area, especially beneath the hallway gallery wall.
Sandrine White Matelasse 27"x27" Euro Sham
Dover Alpaca Throw Ivory
photography by TAYLOR JEWELL
A decorative bench is an effortless way to spruce up an awkward area of a home.
Map of Chicago
Brooklyn, NY Navy Map
Map of London (Lavender)
Map of Paris (Rose)
photography by MAX KIM-BEE
Benches can also help designate an entryway - when paired with a mirror and hooks for coats - for the home that lacks one.
Divinity Round Mirror
Hand-knotted Vintage overdyed Kilim 5' 3" x 8' Fuschia
photography by AMBER INTERIORS
Place a bench underneath a window for the ultimate reading nook.
Pom Pom Blanket, Off-White
photography by JASMINE STAR
Forget luxury patio furniture, a simple bench is all you need to create your outdoor escape.
Howard Outdoor Bench
Kelsey Outdoor Bench