When you're hosting a large dinner party or having the family around for an occasion, finding enough chairs to seat everyone around the dinner table can be harder than deciding what to cook. Our suggestion is to think beyond the dining chair and consider using dining table benches instead. The beauty of a dining bench is that they work with all styles of dining tables and suit any type of gathering, whether that's a formal or a casual get together. Here, we take a look at how to seat more people using dining table benches in comfort and in style.
One of the main advantages of using a dining bench is that it takes up far less space than dining chairs to sit the same, if not more, amount of people. A wooden dining bench can also be neatly tucked away under your table when it's not in use, saving important floor space in your dining room or kitchen diner.
There are two main considerations to think about when finding the perfect dining table benches 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 that is as close to full length as you can to create balance and pay close attention to where your table legs are. For example, 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. A central pedestal or spider leg is ideal for seating more people using dining table benches as you can use the full length of each side of the table without worrying about the corners.
If you have a reclaimed wood dining table, the simple style of the Chelwood Reclaimed Wood Dining Bench is fantastic. The slim design of the wooden dining bench is perfect if you have a smaller space to keep it looking clean and elegant.
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.
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.
Modish Living also offers 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.