Using banquette seating can greatly transform the look of a home plus expand seating options. These items can be formally dedicated for use in a specific room like a kitchen or a dining room, or it can be moved around to different areas of the home as needed.
Built-in or move able?
There are occasions in which this kind of banquette seating can be built-in. An example of this might be in a kitchen or breakfast room. In areas in which space is limited like a breakfast room or a small dining area, using this option can provide more places to sit without having to use chairs. It can also be an especially good choice for families with younger children but can also work for people that have a harder time fitting in or sitting on regular chairs.
This kind of arrangement does not have to be hard, and is not necessarily expensive to install. Some homeowners will be able to do it all completely without the assistance of a professional if they have at least some basic DIY skills. People can paint or stain the wood used to construct these items and some will also be able to create cushions to use with them.
On the other hand, move able types are more versatile. This kind of banquette seating can be purchased at the better furniture stores in most areas, and can often perform double duty. An example of this might be a tufted seat that sits at the foot of a bed or along the wall in the dining room until it is needed. These can often provide seating at the dining room table but can also work in other areas such as the living room for party seating.
The different styles
This handy decorating piece is found in a variety of different styles. Some of the popular choices for contemporary rooms are options that greatly resemble the classic Barcelona chair in form. These chairs take inspiration from the Spanish city, and feature leather coverings that are tufted, often with covered buttons for accents. These Barcelona chairs also may have wooden legs but stainless steel legs are also a very popular look in this style.
There are many options for French country, Hollywood Regency and Swedish country styles for these items. These can be solid colors or come made with prints that are similar to rich tapestry designs. Crushed velvet is another good choice for some rooms, and can complement homes that are styled in a wide variety of styles. These are often provided in a neutral color such as white, beige, and cream so that they can work with almost any other color combinations. The legs on these styles will usually be wood, which can be mid range to dark in color, and come with curves and or carving.
Finding these items can be easy at many of the better furniture stores. Some stores also offer these products online.