Take a Seat: Modern Storage Benches and Dining Benches

Bench strength. For an unexpected approach to seating in the dining room, pair your table with a bench. Going for a brutalist aesthetic? Concrete furniture with blocky silhouettes captures the essence. To soften up the look and feel, drape a sheepskin throw over the surface of the dining bench. Prefer a warmer vibe? Opt for wood dining table instead. For a little extra oomph, find a live edge table, and use a backless bench to show off its natural beauty. Mix and match dining benches with chairs for an eclectic take, or opt for seating of the same style to keep it uniform. Benches go beyond the table: furnish the entryway with one that has storage space for hats, scarves and shoes to maintain a clutter-free vibe. Same situation for the master suite—a storage bench at the foot of the bed corrals odds and ends.