I’m going to come out and say it… I’m not a big fan of bench seating at dining tables. However, many people do (including my wife). It’s not that I don’t like the look of it.
Instead I simply don’t care for sitting on benches. I like large, comfortable dining chairs. In fact, I’m surprised that so many formal dining room chairs aren’t all that comfortable unlike breakfast nooks which offers backs on the benches.
Nevertheless, dining room sets with bench seating are popular. It’s also our editorial policy to avoid publishing galleries and collections of interior designs, products and architecture that we at Home Stratosphere like. Instead, our aim is to publish variety and quality designs/products whether we like them or not.
Many of the dining sets featured below come with at least 4 chairs plus a bench. This means you can employ the bench in the event you have more than 4 diners. I’ll say this about benches – it’s a decent space-saving dining room feature because you can seat 2 people on them in less space than 2 chairs use.
Just because I’m not a big fan should NOT deter you from opting for the bench seating option in your dining room. Below we feature some very popular, high quality as well as inexpensive dining room furniture sets that come with a bench.
1 Tip for Buying Dining Furniture
Obviously get a color and design you like and that works in your home. However, one tip is to measure your dining space and choose a dining set that will not cramp your room. You want enough room so that people can walk around the table while people are seated. It’s not fun for guests and diners to have slide their chairs in and out as people try to walk out of the room.
Therefore, you want to consider both the length and width of the table carefully and then add adequate circumference for people seated at the table… allowing for nearly 2 feet on all sides plus another 2 feet for aisles. I’ve dined in too many living rooms where the dining room furniture takes up too much space (including my own home).
26 Dining Room Furniture Sets with a Bench
Solid wood six piece dining set with cushioned bench. The finish is dark oak wood veneer. The table is sturdy with 4 solid wood legs (along with the bench). I like the size of this table because it very comfortably accommodates six people.
Six piece dining set with bench with a cherry finish and upholstered chairs and bench.
Here’s a counter height square dining room table with bench. Moreover, the bench includes a back (not very typical). This set is constructed with solid wood and veneers. The table comes with an extension butterfly leaf which adds 18 inches to its length.
If you like pink or soft tones, this dining set is for you. It’s made with solid wood and veneers finished in cappuccino.
A stunning dark oak finish, birch veneer dining set with cushioned chairs and bench. The rectangle table includes an extension (which can be very handy).
Here’s a very solid dining set with bench. Table can be extended with a center leaf. Very good customer reviews (this is a popular dining set).
6 piece dining room set with a soft cornered triangle table. The 4 chairs wrap around 2 sides while the cushioned bench takes up the third side. This set is constructed with birch wood.
Oak finish six piece bench-style dining room set with large rectangle table. It’s constructed out of 100% Asian solid wood (there is no veneer or MDF in this set).
Counter height rustic dining room set with bench. Wood is dark oak finish; constructed with solid wood, MDF and wood veneer. This set is perfect for getting the more rustic and rich dining room décor.
This is a bench dining set for a smaller space. The small rectangle table accommodates 3 chairs and one bench that can seat 2 people. The table top is faux marble. Another nice feature is the price – it’s priced well under $400 (at the time this collection was published).
Simple two-toned dining set with bench. The seats and table top are cherry finish; the legs and chair backs are a black finish.
This dining room set with bench is going for the antique look with an antique brown finish that’s great for creating a country style dining room (or in-kitchen dining area).
Perfect for an apartment or small dining room, this five piece bench dining set is simple in design and construction. It’s an enormously popular model with hundreds of customer reviews. FYI – reviews are mixed, but over all average rating is 3.7 out of 5.
Here’s a great cottage style dining set with bench. While it’s a dark finish, the lines give it a whimsical look that fits well in a cottage or coastal style home. This would look great in a lighter room design. It’s a solid wood veneer table top with solid wood legs. The bench and table is longer than many other featured sets in this collection… the bench can seat up to 3 people (although that would be a bit tight).
Here’s a six piece dining set with wood-topped bench in a traditional style.
Here’s a 6 piece rubberwood dining set with faux marble table top with tan upholstery for a lighter dining room color scheme.
Counter height bar-style dining table with four chairs and one cushioned bench with a chocolate finish. Very good customer reviews and feedback about this set.
Contemporary Asian-inspired dining set with bench is a good size being able to accommodate 6 people; however, this table is fairly narrow which is great for smaller dining spaces (offering space for people getting in and out).
2-tone dining set with bench The chair seats, table top and bench seat is natural wood with the legs and chair backs grey. FYI – the seats and table top constructed with medium density fiber board (MDF).
Built with solid wood and MDF board, this white and grey dining set with bench lightens up the dining space. As you can see it, works well with a grey centric dining room, but also works in a light and white rooms.
Here’s another solid Asian wood dining set with bench in a traditional style. It’s a simple design with soft brown finish that would work well in many dining spaces being fairly conservative and traditional in design and color.
5 piece modern dining room set with bench. This is a great dining room furniture set for a contemporary home with sleek lines and a trestle style table base. The table is a walnut veneer construction and the chairs are solid walnut frames. Measuring 84 inches long, the table can seat eight to ten people.
Here’s a dining table set with bench perfect for the log cabin or home. Seating 8 people, it’s great for large gatherings. It’s constructed of white cedar and pine with a truly natural wood look.
Here’s another log cabin style dining set with bench. It provides a real natural look and is no doubt very solid. The wood used is white cedar.
This is a small dining table with two benches. It’s like an indoor picnic table with a faux marble table top.
Here’s a rustic rectangle dining table with fully cushioned chairs and bench. This look works beautifully in homes with a rustic, country or craftsman design. I particularly like the fully cushioned chairs and solid table design.
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