Match the bench with the dining table.
Interior design: Architology
Pick a bench that is (or looks like it is) beaten up for a rustic touch.
Interior design: Make Room
Contrast Chinese and Japanese styles with the different seating.
Interior design by: Interarch Design
Keep things clean and simple if you're thinking of including a bench and using different types of chairs as well.
Interior design by: Story Of Us
An unexpected take on the well-loved country chic theme.
Interior design by Space Factor Pte Ltd
A solid log bench adds a different depth and value to the dining set. Interior design by: Spacious Planners
A long communal table echoed by a matching bench sets the scene for a cafe-style home.
Interior design by: Lekker Design
Don't forget to take into account how your dining set looks from the side! Especially if you have an open-concept dining area.
Interior design by: Whiz Concepts
To best maximise small dining areas, do without dining chairs and opt for two benches instead to save space and accommodate more people.
Interior design by: Space Factor Pte Ltd
For those who are a little bolder, try putting together contrasting styles to set up a visually compelling dining table setting.
Interior design by: Space Matters
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