Provide plenty of seating in your dining area without compromising space. Dining benches seat several people at a single table, but they tend to create a much more open aesthetic than separate chairs. Place dining benches with backs at the side of the table next to the wall. Add backless benches to the front of the table to create a minimalist style. This seating option works well with longer tables and looks good in both the dining room and the kitchen. A dining bench can pair well with rustic and contemporary decor styles due to the simple lines and minimalist materials. Our collections include several different size, shade and material options, including wood and metal. Pair your bench with a few dining chairs for flexible seating options or add benches to either side of your table.
Make your bench seating more comfortable and colorful by adding cushions to the bottoms of the benches. west elm offers a selection of bench cushions in different colors. A few basic pillows also adds some comfort to a wooden bench. To complete your dining table decor, add table linens such as tablecloths, placemats and napkins. You can match these to your cushions or choose contrasting colors and prints.