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How to seat more people with less chairs

With both Mother's Day and Easter approaching, you may well be entertaining larger numbers of family and friends. Now is the perfect time to start planning ways to seat more people around the table. Our suggestion is to use a reclaimed wood dining bench

Allegro Live Edge Oak Dining Set with Oak Dining Bench

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The advantage of using a dining bench is that it takes up far less space than lots of dining chairs to sit the same amount of people will. A dining bench can be neatly tucked away under your table, but when you are using it, you'll be able to squeeze more people around the table. 

However, there are two considerations to think about when finding the perfect dining bench for your home; how long you want your bench to be, and how tall it is. If you have a low table, be careful with the height of your bench - you don't want your guests to struggle to fit underneath it. When it comes to length, try to find a dining bench which is as close to full length as you can to create balance. If you have table legs on the very corner of your table, you may wish to find a slightly shorter dining bench that will easily tuck underneath. Here are a few of our top picks available at Modish Living. 

If you have a wood dining table, the simple style of the Cotswold Reclaimed Wood Dining Bench is fantastic. The slim design of the dining bench is perfect if you have a smaller space to keep it looking clean and elegant.

Cotswold Reclaimed Wood Dining Bench

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The Standford Industrial Reclaimed Wood Bench is perfect for pairing with any contemporary or industrial dining table. The bench features a wooden top crafted from 100% solid reclaimed wood which features natural markings for a gorgeous, charismatic finish and this is contrasted against the striking black metal base. A wonderful statement piece for any kitchen or dining room. 

Standford Industrial Reclaimed Wood Dining Bench in Dining Room

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You can even find designs which pack even more storage into your home. A storage bench like the Rattan May Wicker Storage Bench would look great paired with any wooden furniture. The rustic rattan basket is made from the highest quality rattan and opens to reveal a large space perfect for storing anything from dining accessories such as table cloths to blankets. A sophisticated addition to any classic or contemporary space. 

Rattan May Wicker Storage Bench

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Modish Living also offer a number of wood dining table sets. The simply stunning Dorset Reclaimed Wood Trestle Table Dining Set is perfect for a contemporary twist on classic reclaimed wooden styles. The blend of natural, light reclaimed wood and distressed white paint looks great in any colour scheme. Not only this, the set comes with a mix of dining chairs and a dining bench for the best of both worlds.

 Dorset Purbeck Reclaimed Wood Trestle Table Dining Set with Dining Bench

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See the full collection of dining benches available at Modish Living, and contact our team for more information.

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