We are all about form and function in our designs -- spaces can't only look beautiful but must work intentionally for our clients' lifestyles, too. So when there's an opportunity to incorporate banquette seating in our homes, our form and function hearts get real happy. Banquettes (the bench seats at a dining table) have endless possibilities for unique style while offering additional, cozy seating and many times... hidden storage!
Banquettes are made in all shapes, sizes and materials and can be completely customized to fit your home and your family's needs. These built in benches can fill an otherwise awkward nook, maximize space by eliminating the pathway needed behind chairs, and make for a memorable statement that your dinner guests will awe over. Sofas and settees can also be used as the bench seating for a more traditional look, and their "free standing" structure makes it a great option for a less permanent fix (attention renters!).
Whether you're looking to host lavish parties at your velvet tufted banquette or manage one meal at a time with squirming kids at your breakfast nook featuring stain-resistant upholstery, there is sure to be something to spark your design ideas below.
BANQUETTES BY BLACKBAND
Keep an eye out at your favorite restaurants, bars and hotels for rad booth designs that you can sit in to test out style and comfort. And as always, explore our Pinterest board for many more pin-worthy saves at your fingertips!
What are your favorite features of dining banquettes and breakfast nooks? Let us know in the comments below.
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