Versatile workhorses for seating, suitcases and adding style to any space.
I discovered the usefulness of benches when I decorated the house before the one we live in now. The house was old, built in 1779, but the rooms were enormous and required a lot of furniture to make them feel comfortable. A strategically placed bench can seat three people in a pinch and can fill a lonely corner or wall. Benches are also useful in smaller houses, like the one we live in now. They can be unobtrusive against a wall and pulled up to add extra seating. They also are great at the end of a bed, useful for sitting to put on shoes, or to place your suitcase for packing or unpacking, or as a step-up for a pet.
This bench is called the Upholstered Bamboo Sotrage Bench and works well in a mudroom, or at the end of a bed. It goes with any décor, and the lower shelf is great extra storage. Lift up the upholstered seat to reveal another storage compartment. It requires assembly. It weighs 14.5 pounds and measures 35.43”l x 12.99”w x 19.69”h. $129.00.
This indoor/outdoor woven rope bench is very appealing. The wood is teak, and the woven rope seat is nylon – in peach, ivory, black, green and teal. It also comes in a second colorway of white, tan black and pale salmon. It should be stored indoors when the weather is bad or when not in use. No assembly is required. It is 18” H x 59.5” W x 17” D. $648.00.
This Bodhi Bench comes in the brass finish pictured above, and in a darker bronze finish. The frame is cast of aluminum with a polyurethane foam cushion with Dhuri fabric. The bench can seat a maximum of two adults. It is 47.5” W x 18” D x 20.5” H. The seat height is 18”. $599.00.
The Malam Bench has a textural seat made from natural vintage tightly woven cotton ropes, on a black-finished mahogany frame. It is perfect for an entryway, a foyer, or the end of a bed. It is 60” W x 17.5” D x 19.5” H. $995.00.
The Mariella Bench is multi-purpose and can be placed in an entryway, bedroom or living room. The frame is solid birch with rubberwood legs. It has a linen-covered, high-density, 2.4” thick, foam cushion. It is 18.9” H x 31.5” W x 15.7” D with a seat height of 18.9”. There is some assembly required. $162.82.
This Hector Bench sits on wood tapered legs with a natural finish. It is upholstered in cotton and wrapped in foam. It can hold up to 250 lbs., and is 21” H x 50” W x 20” D. The legs are 12” high. The floor to seat is 21”. It weighs 29 lbs. It is $720.00. Shipping is free.
This leather covered bench is well made and sturdy, capable of holding up to 550 lbs. It comes in four leather colors – off-white, white, cognac and black. It is made from cedar. It measures 18” H x 16” D x 47.24” W. The floor to seat height is 18”. It weighs 18 lbs. It is on sale for $350.00. Shipping is free.
This Wrap Large Natural Bench comes in black or natural jute rope that wraps around the open frame of handcrafted acacia wood. There is an iron cross brace at each end. It measures 64.25” W x 17” D x 16” H. $449.00.
This Chanel Bench comes in Antique Ivory, Licorice or Volcanic Gray. It comes in two sizes – 43” or 56” wide. The frame is solid wood with splayed legs and a walnut finish. It has a mid-century modern design and would fit anywhere in a home. The seat is a loose cushion with a Velcro-secured seat. Some minor assembly is required. The 56” bench with fabric cushions is $399.00. It is $499 for leather.