Need more space?
How about using less furniture! Benches are the perfect solution. I don’t think you can have too many benches, you can move them around and use them in so many different ways!
Benches can be built in or pulled up to the table to seat two or three people with less crowding than several chairs.
Benches break up the monotony and clutter of too many chairs.
Benches take up very little space below a window, behind a sofa or underneath a table!
Tucked in a corner or beside the fireplace, they provide extra seating.
Benches can create a cozy reading nook, or provide an extra place for someone to sleep! We have a built in bench at our beach house that is a reading nook by day and a bed by night!
via Cote de Texas
At the foot of a bed, a bench can provide a spot to set your extra pillows at night.
Benches can also double as a coffee table (just set a tray or basket out for a sturdy surface if you have a soft bench).
In the entry, a bench can be a great place to put on your shoes.