Dining room benches are all the rage right now. But have you seen the prices?! They’re almost as much as a table.
I was given a fun challenge last week by my friend Carey to find an affordable dining bench for her new Emmerson Table from West Elm.
She only has four chairs, so wanted to put a bench on one side of the table to round out the seating.
Great table, love that reclaimed wood:
Via West Elm, The Emmerson Dining Table
But hello! Those West Elm benches are $500 each!
So, I set out to find a few benches that would look great, at half the cost.
This “Reclaimed Weathered” one is great from Overstock, at only $210:
Via Overstock, Reclaimed Weathered Bench, $210
But some reviewers reported their clothes got caught on the wood. And also it might be weird to try to perfectly match the West Elm table. What if the wood looks way too different? That’s the thing with going budget – there are almost always random issues you need to look out for.
I thought I’d try to go in a different direction.
Loved this metal Peacock one. It would look terrific next to a reclaimed wood table.
Loving the price at $225!
Via Overstock, Tabouret Peacock Metal Bench, $225
I think this next one might be my favorite. It looks stumpy but it’s actually quite large and lengthy at 60″. Perfect for a 72″ long table.
The best part? This bench is only $150! And that includes shipping!
Via Wayfair, Powell Turino Bench, $150
There’s one more I love from CB2, but it’s a little short for a 72″ table. Great look though, right? It would look fabulous next to a shorter table.
And why stop at dining room? This would look amazing in an entry way:
Via CB2, Dylan Bench, $129
All these benches make the $500 West Elm benches pale in comparison, right?
With all the savings, I’m hoping my friend Carey splurges and hosts a fabulous dinner party (hint hint).
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