Banquettes are an interesting alternative for armchairs and chairs. They are not as common as other pieces of furniture but they present a series of unique characteristics that give them the possibility to stand out. For example, a banquette is visibly more comfortable and cozy than a regular chair. However, it’s also a different seating solution that doesn’t allow individual use. So the fact that it needs to be shared by several people might not make it so great after all in some cases.
Another thing that distinguishes banquettes from everything else is the fact that they sometimes fill a space in a way that nothing else can. There are some spaces where a banquette proves to be a much more efficient and suitable choice. For example, banquettes are very commonly used in kitchens and dining rooms.
These are spaces where interaction is not optional, where socialization is always present so the fact that it invites you to sit next to other persons sharing the seat is something that makes the atmosphere more intimate, casual and pleasant.
There are many different types of banquettes. But even though they each have a different type of design, a unique look and all sorts of characteristics that distinguish them from all the other ones, they all share something in common and that’s the fact that they can make a space feel inviting and cozy in no time and this is something that is more difficult to achieve with other types of furniture. Now let’s take a look at a few interiors that feature banquettes and see how they managed to integrate them in the design.