Since most of us seem to be accustomed to the idea of an eating setting that is surrounded by chairs of different sizes, shapes, and designs, it is hard to turn to a dining table with benches and rationalize the decision to have one in your house.
If you must ask why a dining table with bench seating is an option worth considering, here are a few advantages it offers. The options for size and design are numerous and multi-themed. It allows for a comfortable place to sit while maintains proximity to keep a party engaged during the meals.
A dining table with benches provides for versatile seating since you can remove the furniture to another room and increase the seating space. Plus, you have options, like a three-piece dining set which can be propped in a corner with a bench on the third side or an L-shaped seat that can be placed in a nook, ideal for tiny kitchen or dining spaces. Or, you can choose a wood bench that looks like a backless couch with a cushioned top with hand rests on both sides, a sophisticated upholstery, and carved patterns in the body.
A very space-saving feature of dining tables with benches that you may unknowingly overlook is their storage capacity. For instance, ottomans can have a box or drawers beneath the seat. A pew-like bench may also come with drawers. You will find many designs, style, and finishing options in materials like wood, plastic, wicker, metal, and leather.
Contemporary setup for a modern dining room with a minimalistic, rectangular shaped dining table made out of walnut wood with rounded edges. The table is surrounded with a bench and a set of matching stools for seating.
Stylish setup for a modern-styled dining room with a rectangular shaped dining room made out of rough reclaimed wood with no coat of paint and two benches made in a similar style with tufted, cotton upholstered seat cushions.
An attractive rustic style dining set (for 6 persons) made of solid wood with a natural finish. A table has a rectangular top and 2 upturned T-like legs joined by 2 crossed stretchers. A bench has a rectangular seat and 2 inverted T-shaped legs.
Rustic setting for a stylish dining room furnished with a rectangular dining table made out of reclaimed wood with a primitive, unfinished look. The table is fitted with a matching bench and a set of three metal dining chairs.
Elegant setup for a compact dining room furnished with a long, rectangular-shaped dining table made out of dark oak wood with a polished finish, matched with a set of five chairs and a bench, all with faux leather seat cushions.
Rustic style for a light and bright dining room with a rectangular dining table made out of reclaimed wood with a rough, primitive finish, fitted with two dining benches made in a similar style with tufted seat cushions.
Modern look for a minimalistic dining room with a lot of light pouring in through the window. The room is furnished with a rectangular dining table with a marble top, fitted with three chairs and a birch wood bench.
A pretty rustic style dining set of wood in white but a tabletop and a bench seat (made of thick planks, rectangular) finished in mid browns. A table has 4 upright thick square legs, a bench – 2 upright rectangular block legs joined by a stretcher.