Benches are more useful inside the house than you may think. They provide extra seating for guests and a touch of uniqueness to a simpler space. Not only can you find benches in all sizes, shapes and colors, but you can also find plenty for a fairly inexpensive price (or even thrifted). Check out all these fun, inspiring ways to use wooden benches around your home.
1. At the front door entry.
Using a cute, quaint and adorable little wooden bench at your front door entry is a great welcoming piece. It’s warm and stylish at the same time. Add some fresh flowers or greenery to really bring the doorway to life.
2. In the foyer.
Another way to welcome your guests, find a place for a comfy, little bench inside your foyer. It adds a little personality and is a great place to sit down a take your shoes off, so it’s functional too!You can even use underneath the bench as a place to store shoes and keep them out of sight.
3. Under a bay window.
Create a little reading nook or a cozy place to sip your coffee and watch the kids play outside in the morning. Nestle a cushioned bench underneath your bay window and make sure you add a lot of pillows and blankets to keep it comfy!
4. At the foot of the bed.
Another great place to sit down and put on your shoes, pack up your bags for vacation or add a little charm to your bedroom is at the foot of the bed. Find something with a bit more style and fashion for the bedroom but make sure it’s fits your vision for the room too.
5. In the dining room.
This is my favorite way to use a bench! Place a funky bench on the side of your dining room table instead of chairs. It adds some fun, personality and surprise to a usually uniform area.
6. At the desk in the office.
Have a meeting at home? Or have a friend over for some coffee? Place a quirky bench in front or next to your desk so you can chat and get some work done too!
7. In the living room.
Everyone needs extra seating, especially when the whole family is over. But why not do something fun!? Adding a bench to the area sprucing things up in a lighter way than adding an extra couch or loveseat.