An Understated Luxury: The Backless Bench

The backless bench has become quite a common fixture in many homes and a regular rotating piece in many designers’ décor arsenals. Backless benches can act as a stylish substitute and are versatile enough to transform any space of your home. Traditionally, benches are most commonly used in gardens, public parks, and other communal spaces but now the bench finds its place in the home and is commonplace and used for a variety of purposes.

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Originally at Teak Warehouse, we focused on grade-a teak benches, and still do, but as we’ve expanded we have incorporated different materials and styles to our collection. Each bench is unique and made to transform a space, whether that be with subtlety or in a more grandiose fashion. These multifunctional and versatile pieces completely define a space and have the ability to suite any situation or mood. Let’s take a look at all the ways the backless bench can be utilized and curated for every room in your home.

In the entryway…

Joseph Teak Dining BenchBe greeted by the convenience and comfort of a backless bench as you enter your home. Use against the wall of an entryway or foyer for a place to stop and ease into your interior space. Choosing a bench with a slim profile that’s made with solid and hardy materials like the Raw Concrete Bench for something modern or the Joseph Reclaimed Teak Bench for a traditional design for a bench that can withstand the busyness of the entryway. These benches are the perfect welcoming gesture while setting the tone of your home.

In communal spaces…Gazzoni Teak And Rope Bench

Benches make a special mark on the communal living space because of its ability to define a room. The living room is a dynamic space that allows you to indulge in all your creative urges. Place a bench between the living room and dining area to create separation between the two rooms while keeping the open floor plan. The Gazzoni Reclaimed Teak Bench has a rustic tone and will act as a visual anchor for the space. Another way to use a backless bench is to place it behind a sofa as a sort of low shelf. A timeless bench will serve as a functional but beautiful shelf space in your living room. The Classic Teak Bench has a sophisticated look yet is casual enough to be placed along the back of the sofa to display shiny accents and coffee table books.


Classic Teak Backless Dining Bench LargeIn the dining area, update your dining table by introducing a bench to the seating arrangement. For long rectangular dining tables place a bench on one side of the table for a casual and communal dining style. If the occasion calls for something more formal remove the bench and place the chairs back. This offers you variety in your dining space and encourages guests to gather around.


In the bedroom…Rustic Teak Backless Dining Bench

The bedroom is a great place for a bench as it provides additional seating space and a way to accent the room. The Rustic 4 Leg Reclaimed Teak Bench has a traditional design that pairs well in any space. When styling a bench for the bedroom it’s important to make sure that the bench hits a few inches below the top of the bed. It produces a pleasing play of heights allowing each piece to have its place in the room. Use a serving tray on top of your bench to keep precious baubles and a place to display books and magazines.

Backless benches are enjoying their moment in the spotlight. They function with versatility and their ability to transform a space sets them apart. They still continue to be regular features in parks, museums, waiting areas and many other public spaces yet have found a new place inside the home. The backless bench almost has a sense of restraint with its simple design that brings so much to a space is able to impress without overwhelming.

Teak Warehouse has an extensive collection of benches that can be used indoors or outdoors and come in a variety of materials. Each bench has been engineered with the highest quality materials and will maintain its good looks for many years. The benches can be used in residential spaces, commercial, or in a marine setting while each piece is designed with these setting in mind. Whatever your design goals are there is a bench that’s waiting to be used in your space. We have a knowledgeable staff at Teak Warehouse that can assist you with any of your design goals. Browse our entire selection of outdoor benches, call us at 800.343.7707, or email us at [email protected] to start planning today!

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