What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you envision your ideal dining room? If you answered “A dining table and a matching set of chairs,” then you would be in the majority who favour formal dining rooms. While there is nothing wrong with that as a preference, a new option has now arisen from the depths of the more eclectic side of interior decorating – the dining bench.
There are two types of dining benches – the mobile version which is generally smaller and lighter, and the non-mobile version, commonly referred to as banquette seats, which is generally bigger as more carpentry work is involved. With its ability to not only breathe life into a dining room but to also help you save space, will this new contender give the tried and tested dining chairs a run for their money? If you have always wondered are dining benches comfortable, among other things, here are some of the pros and cons of dining chairs and dining benches, and how they can match your dining table at home