The dining room is one of the most important areas of a home. Eating together with your family will help maintain your relationship and strengthen the bonds between you and your loved ones. What’s more, the dining room is where our friends will gather when they are invited into our home.
This means that we need to take the time to carefully design our dining room. It needs to be both practical and stylish. Going too far one way or the other can create an unbalanced room that will not be a good place to spend time with our loved ones. Using a bench rather than chairs is becoming an increasingly popular choice for the dining room, and we’re seeing them included in more and more dining room sets. Read on to find out why.
A Bench is More Casual
When we think of a dining room, we often think of an ultra-stylish, visually impressive space that plays host to elegant evening dinner parties. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with this kind of dining room, sometimes all the opulence and decadence isn’t for everyone.
If you want a less formal dining experience, using a bench in place of chairs can be a fantastic choice. It will give your dining room a much more casual feel, more like a food hall than a Michelin star restaurant.
Benches are More Versatile
If you’re hosting a party with lots of guests, figuring out the seating arrangements can quickly become a bit of a nightmare. If you end up with more guests than you initially anticipated, you could soon find yourself with more people than seats.
Benches are an increasingly popular choice due to their versatility. While chairs are limited and can seat a certain number and no more, one or two extra diners can easily squeeze onto a bench if necessary. This can be the perfect choice for those of us who host big chaotic parties, it means you won’t be caught short if some unexpected guests arrive.
They can be Easily Stored
For those of us living in smaller homes, a bench can be a fantastic space-friendly seating choice. When chairs aren’t being used, they can take up a lot of room, and many people find themselves using chairs as makeshift shelves or coat hooks, which can make the home look messy and untidy.
With a bench, these problems will be a thing of the past. When you’re not using your bench, you can quickly and easily store it under the dining table. This will immediately open up floor space and make your dining room look tidier and less cluttered.
They’re Easy to Clean
Cleaning can be a time-consuming process. Especially in the dining room, where food and drink can cause stubborn spills and stains. By choosing a bench over chairs, you will be able to save time and make the cleaning process far quicker and more efficient. Rather than having to clean each individual chair, a bench can simply be wiped down to remove any dirt or food debris.