Kitchen bench seating: 12 modern ideas

Do you love hosting? Then you need a proper set-up for entertaining at home, with plenty of space for eating, dining, and seating. Enter: kitchen benches – ideal for both big get-togethers and intimate dinners.

Apart from adding interest to your kitchen or dining room, bench seating also provides extra spots for those times when you invite your friends and family over for a drink or a bite.

These solutions are available in many sizes, so you can include one in your scheme no matter the size of your space. Plus, there is an array of styles, materials, and colourways to choose from.

The latest designs – and some of my favourites – are crafted from oak and acacia wood and can instantly bring a touch of modern-rustic style into your scheme. Whether you opt for a timeless piece or a bold design embellished with faux leather, you are all set to boost the practicality factor of your dining set-up.

Are you colour confident? Then, you’ll love contemporary bench designs upholstered in tactile materials, such as vibrant velvet. And, if you’re more into industrial style, I’ve got plenty of sturdy solutions ready to catch your eye.

So, if you’ve been looking for modern kitchen bench seating inspiration to upgrade your scheme, scroll down to find your perfect design…

Kitchen bench seating ideas

Made from wood

modern dining set-up with three chairs, tall table and simple bench
French Grey dining collection: bench, £395; set of two dining chairs, £525, and extendable dining table, £1150, all from Rose & Grey.
modern dining set-up with fluted table and pretty seating spots
Amari oval dining table in Natural, £499; Amari dining bench, £149, and Amari dining chair in Natural, £119, all from Dunelm.
simple wood dining set with grey chairs
Tortona dining table, £759, and Tortona dining bench, £385, Cuckooland.
simple dining solution made from wood
Oslo oak bench, £575, Cox & Cox.
Scandi-style dining room with natural materials such as rattan chairs and cane pendant
Forte dining table, £5475; Forte dining bench, £2245, and Cody dining armchair, £319, all from Barker and Stonehouse.

Kitchen bench seating with an industrial edge

industrial-style dining room with three chairs, long table, and long bench
Benches from £235, Home Barn.
indoor outdoor dining set made from wood and stone-like material
Burford table and bench set, £2400 for a large, Garden Trading.
industrial-style kitchen with dining set made from wood and steel
Franklin table with bench and Brooklyn chairs, £799.99, Furniture And Choice.

Upholstered benches

dining setup with small bench, loveseat and chairs
Elisa small bench, £1375; Heritage loveseat, £870, and Romana medium extending dining table, £2695, Ercol.
modern bench seating with green cover
Bailey bench in Deep Green Velvet, £379, Atkin and Thyme.
green velvet bench seating with velvet chairs and wood table
Clover Dark Green Velvet dining bench without backrest, £379, Danetti.
upholstered bench with orange background
Emko Place Naive bench 100cm, £1576.40, Lagoon.

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