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A bench is a great way to stretch your space and give everyone a place to sit. Our range has different sizes, styles and colours, in materials including solid wood. You are sure to find something that pleases your eye as well as takes the weight off your feet.

Benches have been used in homes for centuries as multipurpose pieces of furniture that can be used in various spaces. Their simple yet functional design has made them a popular decorative seating choice. 

Favoured for their durability, comfort, and versatility, they can add a touch of rustic charm to any setting. Benches can be used for a wide range of purposes, from outdoor seating in public parks to indoor seating in homes, offices, and public buildings.

Depending on their intended use, the IKEA range offers variety of shapes, sizes, styles and colours in durable natural materials.  

A multi-purpose piece of furniture

Whether you're looking to add extra seating in your dining room or a stylish accent piece for your patio, benches can either be designed to match the décor in a room or be used as a standalone piece of furniture in any space. A versatile and space-saving seating option, benches can be easily customised to enhance the functionality and style of any living space, both indoors and outdoors.

The most common types of benches are wooden benches and upholstered benches. Wooden benches are often made from weather-resistant wood such as teak, cedar, or redwood. Upholstered benches are covered in upholstery fabric such as cotton, linen, velvet, or leather and typically contain foam or other types of padding.

Wooden benches are typically designed for outdoor spaces and are commonly found in public parks, gardens, patios and other outdoor areas. Made from durable hardwoods, stone or metal, outdoor benches are often coated with weather-resistant finishes to protect them from the elements. Additionally, they commonly feature a backrest for added support and outdoor cushions for extra comfort.

On the other hand, upholstered benches, or indoor benches, are used in a variety of indoor settings, including entryways, bedrooms, and hallways. Made from more delicate materials, they often serve as a convenient spot to sit while removing shoes or as an elegant decorative element that adds style and sophistication to a room. 

An incredibly practical addition, particularly in small indoor spaces, upholstered benches are also a great space saving solution as they can feature built-in compartments for extra storage. Often used as dining benches, they are an alternative and efficient piece of furniture that can help you create more seating space in your dining area without adding visual clutter.