Dining Room Design Idea – Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space

 

Built-in benches, also known as banquettes, are an excellent way to add extra seating to your kitchen. They can make use of as much or as little space as you like and are versatile enough to be included in any style of home.

Here are 14 examples of built-in banquettes to give you inspiration for your own dining areas.


 

1.This corner breakfast nook has banquette seating with upholstered cushions and is super bright thanks to the large windows looking out on to the backyard.

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space // This corner breakfast nook has banquette seating with upholstered cushions and is super bright thanks to the large windows looking out on to the backyard.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Cary Bernstein. Photography by Cesar Rubio.

2. White walls and lots of natural light help brighten this built-in tufted banquette seating, while a unique light fixture hangs above for extra light on dark days.

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space // White walls and lots of natural light help brighten this built-in tufted banquette seating, while a unique light fixture hangs above for extra light on dark days and to brighten evening meals.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Robson Rak. Photography by Shannon McGrath.

3. This black banquette, attached to the back of a room divider with a fireplace on the other side, matches the black steel legs of the dining table and the black seat pads on the chairs.

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space // This black banquette, attached to the back of a room divider (with a fireplace on the other side), matches the black steel legs of the dining table and the black seat pads on the chairs.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by k_m architektur. Photography by Sabrina Scheja.

4. The cushions on the built-in bench of this dining area are easily cleanable in the case of a spill and the wood table and metal chairs give the space a more industrial feel.

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space // The cushions on the built-in bench of this dining area are easily cleanable in the case of a spill and the wood table and metal chairs gives the space a more industrial feel.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Matiz Architecture & Design. Photography by Hidenao Abe.

5. The interior of this house is clad entirely in wood, including the built-in dining area that can easily seat four.

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space // The interior of this house is clad entirely in wood, including the built-in dining area that can easily seat four.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Peter Jungmann.

6. This built-in wall unit houses the TV, bookshelves, as well as upholstered banquette seating for the dining area.

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space // This built-in wall unit houses the tv, bookshelves, as well as upholstered banquette seating for the dining area.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by StudioLAB.

7. The dark built-in dining area in this home is made especially unique by the leather cushions on the banquette and the dining chairs with bristle-like backs.

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space // The dark built-in dining area in this home is made especially unique by the leather cushions on the banquette and the dining chairs with bristle-like backs.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Cecconi Simone. Photography by Joy von Tiedemann.

8. A glass table top helps make this small built in banquette feel larger and accentuates the use of various types of wood throughout the kitchen.

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space // A glass table top helps make this small built in banquette feel larger and accentuates the use of various types of wood throughout the kitchen.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Sarah Gallop Design. Photography by Ema Peter Photography.

9. A built-in dining area, with storage underneath and a place for plants at the top, wraps around the corner of this kitchen.

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space // A built-in dining area, with storage underneath and a place for plants at the top, wraps around the corner of this kitchen.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by RAAD Studio. Photography by Daniel Shea.

10. Bright yellow upholstery and cushions used to soften the banquette brighten this mostly-white corner dining area.

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space // Bright yellow upholstery and cushions used to soften the banquette brighten this mostly-white corner dining area.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Feldman Architecture. Photography by Joe Fletcher.

11. Light wood paneling lines the wall and bench of this built-in dining nook.

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space // Light wood paneling lines the wall and bench of this built-in dining nook.

See more photos of this home, here. Architecture by Ben Herzog. Interior Design by Kevin Dumais. Photography by Joshua McHugh.

12. This built-in banquette tucked away in the corner, features LED lighting at the back creating an up-lighting effect that brightens the corner and creates a dramatic atmosphere.

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space // This built-in banquette tucked away in the corner, features LED lighting at the back creating a up-lighting effect that brightens the corner and creates a moody atmosphere.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by LLI Design. Photography by Alex Maguire Photography.

13. A long wood bench runs along the back wall of this kitchen.

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space // A long wood bench runs along the back wall of this kitchen creating an ideal setting for a large group of people.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by MOOARC.

14. This modern apartment has a small dining nook with cozy built-in seating. A round dining table makes it easy to access the banquette.

Dining Room Design Ideas - Use Built-In Banquette Seating To Save Space // This modern apartment has a small dining nook with cozy built-in seating. A round dining table makes it easy to access the banquette.

See more photos of this home, here. Designed by Cecconi Simone. Photography by Joy von Tiedemann.

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