Five Ways to Add Style & Function with a Bench

Versatile Indoor Benches From EF Brannon Chattanooga

If there’s one thing we love it’s a versatile piece of furniture. When you invest in pieces that can be used in multiple ways you’re giving yourself the option to move pieces around and create a fresh look when your home needs a change. A bench is a perfect example of a piece that will serve your home for many years and serve many purposes. Every home needs a bench and here are five ways to use them to add style and function.

brown woven bench from uttermost


Decorate a blank wall with a bench. It could be in a hallway, an entry, or even a hard-to-decorate spot in the living room. Anchor the wall with a bench, add some unique wall decor and a flour poof and you instantly have a useful and pretty space.

cushion bench that goes with the dining table


Mix up your dining room seating. A bench is an easy way to get a mix-and-match look in a dining space. A combination of materials like leather and metal can bring a more casual feel to a formal space, which means guests will always feel relaxed. Plus the Taylor bench has a soft upholstered seat which means guests will be comfortable too.

white cushioned bench for the living room


Replace your coffee table with an upholstered bench. It will instantly elevate the style in your living room, especially when you use one like the Farrah. It has a more luxurious look and feel. You’ll love having a soft spot to rest your feet and it can double as seating when needed.

a bench at the foot of a bed.


Place a bench at the foot of the bed. Always a classic look, it creates a more cozy feel which is always a welcome touch in the bedroom. Plus, you’ll appreciate the functionality it adds to the space. It’s an extra seat or a place to toss decorative pillows at night while you’re sleeping.

a black bench with brown stools


Use small benches in pairs. They have just as much style power and are extremely versatile. Place a pair of small benches underneath a console for a pretty look and extra seating that can be pulled out when needed. These Scandinavian inspired benches are a pretty addition to any space. 


If you’re looking for an easy way to add style to your home and make it more functional, this is it. Try one or two of these methods for incorporating benches in your home or shop our EF Brannon Chattanooga showroom first to find your favorite style.


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