Simple yet elegant, every dining room could do with a wooden bench or two. This item of furniture has remained a firm favourite over the years. Used as seating and as tables or even sideboards or television units, benches can be used in many ways, making them a worthwhile addition to any home.

What makes the humble wooden bench such a great investment? Keep reading to find out.

Why Your Home Needs a Wooden Bench

If you don’t already have a wooden bench or two in your home, here’s what makes this item of furniture one of the best things you could ever own…

Versatile and practical.

 Why We Love Benches - Practical and Versatile

Benches are incredibly versatile, making them a practical addition to any dining room, living room, bedroom, entryway or home office. They can even be used in the bathroom and kitchen, or in a kid’s bedroom. When used as seating, benches can easily fit two or more people without too much of a squash. Add a cushion and you have an instant seat that fits snugly underneath your dining table without taking up as much room as chairs. When used as surfaces, benches can double up as TV units, display stands, coffee tables, plant stands, and bathroom tables that can house towels, spa goodies, and a candle or two. Storage benches add even more practicality, storing books, serviettes, placemats, blankets, and various other items.

Great for small spaces.

Why We Love Benches - Great for Small Spaces

Benches are also an excellent solution for smaller spaces, easily seating guests without taking up as much space as chairs. This means that you can plan as many dinner parties as you like, without the need for a tall stack of chairs or stools. Benches are made to fit underneath tables in a way that is compact and efficient, reducing floor space and giving the illusion of space. When your dining table is not in use, you can slide the bench over to a wall and add a few cushions to instantly transform it into a compact seat.

Modern and stylish.

Why We Love Benches - Modern and Stylish

In addition to being practical and space-efficient, benches are also modern and stylish, working well with just about every decor style. To get the most use from your bench, look for pure wooden benches or those that have a simple black or white finish that will easily blend into most decor schemes. You can mix and match with bench cushions, throws and scatters. Whether you opt for storage benches or you choose something simple with clean lines, a bench or two adds just the right touch to any home.

For best results, make sure that you look for well-crafted benches made from quality materials. This will allow you to get full use of your bench without the worry of wear and tear over the years. To shop beautifully made furniture for your home, visit the VOX store today to find your dream wooden bench and many other must-have items.

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