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Relaxing the color scheme in a banquette signals a break from the formality of the dining room. Here, classic stripe fabric on the seating coordinates with the yellow wallpaper and dotted seat covers.
Rich reds and yellows enhance the dark wood prevalent in this dining space. The table is placed lengthwise against the banquette for the most seating room.
Place a table near a window seat for a banquette with instant style points thanks to vibrant Roman shades highlighted by a draped valance.
If you don't need a banquette every day, think of it as another place to add color, textures, and pretty fabrics. A pile of pillows does the trick here.
Piles of pillows add elegance and comfort to this banquet. A round pedestal table softens the 90-degree angle of the seating, as does a round pillow or two.
No built-in banquette? No worries! Push a sectional sofa into a corner and set tables nearby. This idea works great for a party -- guests have a natural conversation spot and a place to set their drinks.
Muted neutral fabrics keep this banquette airy and bright in a dining full of medium-tone wood.
A built-in window banquette saves this eat-in from space-hogging dining room chairs.
Blue and yellow make a fetching pair in this intimate banquette. Bright blue and a mix of patterns freshen the previously plain-Jane space.
Cozy built-in seating replaced a traditional rectangular table and sits up to 10 people in this light-filled corner. Washable suede and easy-care cotton cushions ensure quick cleanup; extra storage under the seats keeps school supplies close at hand.
Here's a banquette dressed with style! The arrangement mixes formal furnishings with the convenience of casual kitchen dining. Built-in window seats include storage underneath and removable cushions -- a boon for families with kids.
There's nothing shy about the color scheme in this corner dining space! An L-shaped sofa-style banquette in yellow and pink includes soft pillows for lounging. The table is a white column topped with thick glass.
Perfect for a combined living/dining room, this banquette features a curved built-in box covered with red cushions. Low back cushions don't block the window, but offer a bit of extra comfort. A large oval table can accommodate up to four more chairs when needed.
Though this kitchen is fairly neutral, the banquette makes a color statement in a mix of blue vinyl (for kid-friendly cleanup) and a coordinating fabric on the backrest. The view is dominant so window treatments were eliminated and the chandelier was kept out of the way.
A half-round eating nook throws a contemporary curve into this kitchen's mostly traditional lineup of right angles and straight edges. The table was made from a granite top on a stainless steel pedestal base anchored to the home's foundation.
Banquettes are an especially attractive option for informal dining. They conserve space without sacrificing comfort and link busy kitchens with a place to sit and eat, read, or do homework. This dining space features a built-in banquette with a cottage-look custom table.
A wall dividing the kitchen and breakfast area was removed, uniting the two spaces and making both brighter and more open. The new eating area features an L-shaped banquette, with storage under the benches and room for additional chairs at the table.
While island seating is a popular kitchen amenity, this island includes a furniture-look banquette for extra seating at a pedestal table. The banquette's middle-of-the-room location leaves clear routes to adjacent areas.