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The year of the bench and its new purpose

By Sklar Furnishings

Design Inspiration, Tips & Trends

May 16, 2019

Almost half way through 2019, a big styling trend is hitting the design industry. The small but mighty benches are a furniture item that does it all without any clutter. An entryway essential, benches are the perfect transformative furniture that adds seats and storage to any contemporary living room or modern bedroom. This small and multipurpose furniture piece is a great alternative to bulky furniture pieces that block views in your living room. The benches also work as beautiful accent pieces that works in every room in the house. Easy to move around, the benches solve the decorating challenges that come with an awkwardly shaped entryway or a nook.

Ways to style benches:

Open up your living room
In the past, living rooms would consist of two long sectionals or sofas and two chairs opposite one another, creating an inclusive square shape. The latest trend is now removing a chair and adding a bench. This would occur in front of the window creating a new focal point, showcasing the magnificent views from your living room. The Edison bench and Cierre bench are beautiful examples of the furniture unit, stylish yet multipurpose in nature. The Edison Bench can be used as a bench, ottoman or cocktail table.

Style up your bedroom
Add a classic touch to your bedroom by placing a bench at the end of your bed. A bench by the bed serves multiple purposes – extra seating, storage, placing your clothes at the end of the day.

Spruce up a lacklustre corner
If you’re looking for ways to style a dull corner in the house, a bench will save the day. Not only is it useful, it is also super easy to decorate. Cushions, throw pillows, artwork and plants are just some of the things that can be used to decorate the already beautiful benches. The Zoey bench is a contemporary designer bench that will instantly light up any room its used in.

Dining in numbers
Adding a bench to your dining room is also a great way to add some extra seating options. How often are you short a seat at the dining room table? A bench is the perfect solution and also creates an intimate experience with your guests.

Visit Sklar showroom and view our fantastic array of benches to suit your home.

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