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Should you buy a wooden dining bench instead of chairs?

When choosing seating around your dining room, making the decision between chairs or benches can be difficult. 

There are a number of things to consider before making your choice.The first is the amount of space you have to play with. A dining bench is perfect for city living and modern homes where space is an increasing issue as a bench tucks perfectly under your table. 

The Marius Driftwood Reclaimed Wood Dining Bench is perfect for adding character and colour to your dining room. A great choice in a modern kitchen dining room. 


A bench is also a great option for entertaining. It is a great way of seating more people around your dining table at family meals or for guests perching at parties. The Nilsson Rustica Reclaimed Wood Dining Bench is a beautiful blend of classic and contemporary style. The angled legs bring a gorgeous Scandinavian influence to your room a look simply stunning set against any dining table. 

The Moss Rustic Reclaimed Wood Dining Bench is a great option if you have a more traditional furniture preference. The simple style combines clean lines and beautiful warm wood; a truly perfect piece.

However, whilst a dining bench may seem like the perfect option you may also wish to consider whether you like the back support of a dining chair. With the lack of back support, some guests may find a bench less comfortable during sit down meals. 
Reclaimed Wood Dining Bench
Ultimately, the choice between chairs and benches is down to personal preference. There is no right or wrong, but perhaps mixing and matching a bench with chairs is a perfect compromise to suit everyone. 

To view our gorgeous range of dining chairs and benches, please visit our website. If you have any questions, or would like any further advice, please contact us. 

Charlotte Blackmore, Blog Editor

Charlotte Blackmore, Blog Editor

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