The mudroom boasts a beachy feel with white shiplap walls and dark blue accents. Built-in bench seating on either side of the console table holds storage above and below and features blue cushions and striped pillows to add comfort.
This dining room boasts a shiny brass chandelier above a modern wooden dining table with long bench seating and two cushioned chairs. The area rug in blue provides a pop of color in an otherwise neutral space.
This seaside fire pit includes a stone bench that's seamlessly integrated into the surrounding landscape. Blue and striped yellow pillows add a hint of color and graphic pop to the picturesque hang-out spot.
A bay window with white roman shades lets sunshine splash over a large window bench with blue patterned seat cushion and neutral and blue throw pillows. A vibrant blue tufted chair pops against the bright setting of the room. A simple and stylish desk creates the perfect contemporary workspace.
Stepping inside this San Diego home reveals crisp white walls and soothing blue accents. A wood bench decorated with pillows sits just below the stairs and gives visitors a comfortable place to wait on the owners.
This minimalistic mudroom features ample storage room with built-in shelves located above and below the convenient bench seat. Brown bins provide concealed storage space, while wall mounted hooks offer a spot for hanging coats and other outdoor items. A blue area rug provides a colorful accent.
This built-in bench in integrated into the deck design, providing a relaxing spot for outdoor entertaining. A yellow cushion and matching pillow add a burst of color alongside complementary blue and houndstooth-patterned pillows.
Benches have a more informal and inviting vibe than the usual set of chairs, plus you can fit extra guests. It’s OK if the wood finishes don’t match—they’ll blend just fine. If you want to pair an upholstered bench with upholstered chairs, stick with equally rich shades, like these yellow and blue jewel tones. Find upholstered kinds with turned legs from Wisteria or get them secondhand. The diamond-print fabric on this one is by Perennials. (Room design by Jenn Feldman Designs)