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One of my favorite furniture choices in my dad’s dining room was the addition of two dining benches. After living with them for over a year now, I can confidently report that they are one of the most versatile seating options for dining rooms. Most dining benches are backless, which may present a problem for people who need that support, but it also makes them great options for small or narrow dining spaces (see this kitchen in Pierre Frey’s home tour). Since they can be easily tucked under the table without any sort of vertical profile, they can appear less cluttered than a set of dining chairs. I’ve also discovered that dining benches may be the best choice for frequent entertainers, because you can much more easily squeeze people together on a bench than squeeze dining chairs together. At my father’s house, one bench sits under the window so it can easily be subbed into the dining area, or it can easily move outside for entertaining on the patio – see my dinner alfresco with west elm for an example. The benches move much more quickly than taking multiple trips to move chairs, so they’ve quickly become my go-to when setting up dinner parties! See some of my favorite spaces with dining benches and shop chic dining benches below.
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