7 Easy Ways To Use Benches In The House

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on August 9, 2012

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From the outskirts of Nashville, I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communication, I'm a lover of words.