Modern Benches

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Top 10 Contemporary Benches

Need a dining table bench? Looking for entryway ideas? A storage bench for bedroom or living room? These contemporary benches have all the versatility you could ask for. Composed of wood, metal, and leather these contemporary bench designs know a thing or two about multi tasking—bringing perfect proportions, impeccable workmanship, hidden storage, and ravishing looks to the art of getting horizontal.

Add additional space-saving seating with a modern bench

One of the more inventive seating options today is the modern bench. A simple and space-saving option for the contemporary home, indoor benches inject a clean and practical esthetic to entryway, dining room, and living room. Whether or not a bench suits your style of décor and needs depends on several things, so before selecting one, think about where it will work best in your home.

Where in my house would indoor benches work best?

Without a doubt a bench is a smart option for certain areas of the home, and an entryway or foyer is one of them. Whether or not your entryway is small or large, a modern storage bench offers both a seating and storage option convenient for putting on shoes, bundling up with winter gear, and storing seasonal sundries. The dining room is another ideal location. A modern dining bench, or even a pair of them, can be a handsome complement to a rectangular dining table, its low profile ideal especially for tight spaces.

How to Choose the Perfect Modern Indoor Bench?

To find the perfect modern indoor bench, consider a few key features


  • Choose a Scandinavian bench design for a straightforward seating solution. Scandi pieces offer clean lines, simplicity, and unbeatable functionality.
  • Use a mid-century modern bench to bring timeless and eye-catching style to your home. Mid-century modern designs typically feature natural colors, distinct details, and plenty of recognizable flair.
  • Incorporate a farmhouse bench into your dining room or entryway for an unexpected seating design that is equal parts rustic and chic. .


  • Opt for a wood bench for timeless, natural appeal that suits any design scheme. Choose from solid oak, walnut, teak, and more.
  • A metal bench, or one with metal accents, can bring a touch of industrial inspiration to your room. Metal is a sturdy, durable, and modern choice.
  • Use a leather bench for a glamorous, luxurious look. A rich, leather seat adds a subtle layer of texture and elegance for a sophisticated statement.


  • Use a bold, black bench for a rich, modern seating option.
  • Go for neutral brown toned bench to bring warmth and timeless character into your space.
  • Add a white bench to your home for a clean, bright look perfect for patios and bedrooms.
  • A bold red bench can add a bold pop of color indoors and out.

Whether your style is bold or subdued, contemporary or traditional, 2Modern has the bench that’s sure to add function and beauty to your home. Choose from designs by Artless, Arteriors, Bernhardt, Blu Dot, Copeland Furniture, Ethnicraft and many other top brands.

Modern Benches FAQs

  • How to Style a Modern Hallway Bench?

Choosing a bench for a hallway means you need a piece that is equal parts beautiful and functional. As the first thing guests see when they enter your home, creating an entryway or hallway vignette is an excellent use of space and provides a spot to get ready as you head out the door. Pair a metal or wood bench with wall hooks or sleek shelving to keep accessories and clothing at the ready. A nice piece of wall art and under bench storage keeps things looking beautiful and organized for a well-crafted space. 

  • What are Standard Bench Sizes?

The standard bench width is between 42” and 60”. Depending on the number of people you are looking to seat or the purpose of your bench, you can select a size smaller or larger than this to suit your space. For reference, a 42” to 52” bench can accommodate two adults comfortably whereas a bench 53” to 80” wide is ideal for three adults and anything over 80” will seat four with ease. Essentially 20-22 inches of space per person is ideal for a comfortable seat. 

  • How do You Choose the Right Bench Height and Depth?

When selecting the perfect bench for your space, you’ll want to consider the height and depth of the bench depending on what you are choosing to use it for. For dining benches, dining room tables are commonly around 30 inches tall, standard bench height varies between 18” and 20” measured from the ground to the top of the seat. The seat of your bench should always be a minimum of 12 inches lower than the tabletop of your table for ample space to get in and out. In terms of depth, standard benches range from 14” to 17” deep and up to 23” if they have storage underneath. A deeper bench is more comfortable for longer bouts of sitting, especially if there is a back to the bench. For a spot to sit when taking shoes on or off in the hallway, the standard width of around 17” should do the trick.