Benches make a great space saving solution for the home and we find them to be some of the most versatile, multi-purpose pieces that have a great deal of longevity in the home. In order to demonstrate the practicality of benches we’ve put together a quick guide on some of the useful ways you can use them in the home.
In the kitchen/dining area:
One of our favourite ways to create a dynamic look for the space where you dine is to place a bench like the Sponge Bench at the dining table. Benches are especially practical if you are working with limited square footage because the lack of back means it can be completely tucked under the table and brought back out when needed.
In the entrance/exit area of your home:
Placing a bench in the part of your home where you enter and exit makes leaving the house so much simpler, especially if you have kids. Placing coat hooks above the benches means kids can hang their coats, hats and other belonging on the rack and place their shoes beneath the bench. This sort of setup encourages them to get ready more independently and helps keep things neat and organized.
At the foot of your bed:
The foot of the bed often becomes dead space and a bench, especially one with storage, is a great way to solve this problem. It will provide you with extra storage, and the tabletop portion can be used to lay out your clothes for the next day, or to rest things you want access to before bed, but don’t have room for on your nightstand.
This is quite an obvious one, but can’t be overlooked. Having an outdoor bench means you have outdoor seating and we suggest opting for a lightweight option, which can easily be moved around the backyard so you have ample seating wherever it is needed. This is especially helpful for outdoor entertaining.
In the living room and beyond:
The living room also makes a great home for a bench. Try the Edison Bench, a multi-purpose piece that is well designed and can be used in many rooms as an ottoman or a cocktail table.