One of my favorite rooms to decorate is a dining room. Not only is this where family connects and makes memories, but it’s also a space to let your design creativity and personality shine. Something I’ve noticed in design is the shift away from having everything match. I love the idea that you no longer need to buy a complete dining set. You can choose an old wood harvest table and combine it with ultra-modern molded chairs or pair a glass top table with a set of upholstered armchairs. I’m also thrilled to see a return of benches and settees to the dining table. Who says you shouldn’t be comfortable?
I recently came across this stunning cottage-inspired dining room. I’m really attracted to the whole space, including the wonderful curtains and light fixture. However, what really caught my eye was the seating. Two slipcovered chairs and a bench with beautiful details, all perfectly complemented with adorable pillows. It doesn’t get more inviting and comfortable than that.
Spurred by my new obsession with benches, I pulled together twelve of my favorites. I hope they inspire you to try something new in your space.
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Let’s break the rules together to create dining rooms that are cozy and welcoming, but most importantly, places that we truly love!
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm