High Back Dining Bench

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A high back dining bench is the kind of seating solution you’ll feel grateful for over and over again whenever you enjoy a longer meal or catchup: it’s super comfy and makes it easier to maintain a correct posture. Plus, as it’s a bit more flexible than chairs, you can sometimes squeeze in an additional guest or kid, if needed. As for styles and designs, we’ve found a varied selection of ideas that we bet you’ll fall in love with.

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Upholstered high back dining bench in a versatile color

Upholstered high back dining bench in a versatile color

Rosalind Wheeler

This dining bench with a tufted back is available in a lighter beige and darker gray finish, both versatile enough to match most palettes while complementing the rustic oak legs.

Designer Advice:

There’s no denying that, while it requires a little more maintenance than wooden options, an upholstered back is the most comfortable choice: as long as you dust it regularly and act promptly in the event of food spillages, you can really spoil yourself by introducing one into your dining room.

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Upholstered high back dining bench in an accent hue

Upholstered high back dining bench in an accent hue

As well as versatile charcoal, this high back dining bench is available in bold hues that can breathe some life into your dining room, such as plum, royal blue, aqua green, forest green, and blush pink.

Designer Advice:

Its velvet upholstery will immediately steal the scene. However, let’s be honest: this luxurious material is also more delicate and stains easily. If little kids sit on this bench during meals, you’ll probably spend the entire time worrying about them spilling something onto it.

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Linen high back bench dining set

Linen high back bench dining set

Canora Grey

Available in dark gray or beige and featuring handy footrests, this high back dining bench can sit three adults comfortably or allow you to squeeze in an additional kid whenever needed.

Designer Advice:

The linen upholstery is a fantastic choice if you’d like to inspire a sophisticated and timeless feel in your dining room. Plus, this material is both sustainable and hypoallergenic.

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High back bench dining in a dark finish

High back bench dining in a dark finish

Wildon Home®

This high back dining bench pairs up a black seat with a natural wood finish in either light or dark cherry. Its double-slatted back ensures a comfortable experience while also creating interesting lines.

Designer Advice:

You can use this dark finish to complement a lighter-colored table. Because it could result in a heavier feel, we only recommend adding it to a table in a darker finish if your dining room is fairly wide and airy.

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Wooden high back banquette bench

Wooden high back banquette bench

Perfect for larger households, this high back dining bench for three consists of a white and natural wood design with paneling and a sophisticated European touch.

Designer Advice:

Because it includes some hidden storage, you can make the most of it for your table cloths and small bits and bobs. You can always add a long cushion on top if you’re worried about feeling uncomfortable after some time. 

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Industrial high back dining bench

Industrial high back dining bench

Only around 42” in length, this high back dining bench blends a natural wood finish and a dark metal frame in a distressed style that will immediately turn your dining room into an aesthetically pleasing hipster cafe.

Designer Advice:

Its back only includes two smaller vertical surfaces to sit up against: definitely not the most comfortable model if you were planning on squeezing in three kids or having some wiggle room occasionally. 

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Rustic high back bench

Rustic high back bench

This dining bench results in a delightfully charming palette thanks to its white frame in a distressed style and the barley-colored seat. The nailhead trim adds to its attention to details, together with the ornate front legs.

Designer Advice:

This model is perfect in decors inspired by the countryside, such as farmhouse or French country. Be sure to place a vase of fresh flowers or dried wheat in the middle of the actual table, too.

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High back upholstered bench with footrests
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High back upholstered bench with footrests

Red Barrel Studio®

Available in green or beige with black legs or gray with legs in an oak finish, this counter-height dining bench with back is perfect for taller tables. The footrest will ensure that you’ll always feel comfy even if your soles don’t reach the floor.

Designer Advice:

Given its versatile colors and design, this bench is especially a natural match in traditional, transitional, and contemporary interiors. 

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High back bench seat with an x pattern

High back bench seat with an x pattern

This high back dining bench for two combines solid pine and veneer. We love how it creates a beautiful contrast between the white frame and the darker slatted seat.

Designer Advice:

Its neutral colors make it particularly easy to match most palettes, but we also recommend this model if your dining room relies on a traditional decor: just look at that cozy x-shaped back!

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Corner high back upholstered dining bench with storage

Corner high back upholstered dining bench with storage

Large household? Say no more: this corner dining bench with back has you covered, as it accommodates up to six people. It also includes some hidden storage, which is always a space-saving plus.

Designer Advice:

As well as complementing a table that already relies on a few chairs on the other two sides, this bench is handy to carve a separate dining area out of a large kitchen or living room.

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Buying Guide

High back dining benches aren't popular furniture items as most homeowners aren't familiar with these incredible seating options. There are even those who aren't aware of the fact that they exist. Now that you know you can get your hands on these stunning seating solutions, you'd want to get the best unit for your home.

In this article, our aim is to provide you with an exhaustive guide to choosing dining benches that can be your dining room's focal point.

Home interior designers recommend buying benches together with the dining table. If you already have a dining table and you don't plan on replacing it soon, then you should only buy the bench seating that resembles your existing table's design. If you are adventurous and you want to experiment instead of abiding general rules, then choose a material or upholstery that complements your table. Don’t match it to the style or material of the table.

Your choices in terms of bench material are near endless and it's important that you choose the material based on your ability to maintain it and the frequency of the material's usage. You may not want a material that will require you to spend your entire life caring and cleaning it. If so, then steer clear from delicate wood as it requires lots of attention and time. It needs protection not just from environmental factors, but also from termites. If you can't decide for yourself, then ask the advice of experts like furniture makers and interior designers. They will be able to recommend the type of material that's right for your needs and preferences. If you don't have time to consult professionals, then just go for the material that's not delicate for usage.

Explore your options in terms of bench styles as you have myriads of choices, including rustic, modern, farmhouse, contemporary, and mid-century modern pieces. High back dining benches, unlike backless units, will give a room some sense of style and they are also more visually impactful. Remember, your primary goal is to create a welcoming, yet stunning dining area.

Best Ideas

High back dining bench

This bright corner for dining is an excellent way to fill out a small space. Beautifully upholstered bench with high backrest, upholstered chairs, and a simple, classic table will work out during your daily meals.

Witherby Beige Linen Banquette Bench Sofa Loveseat Accent Chair Furniture Design

Witherby Beige Linen Banquette Bench Sofa Loveseat Accent Chair Furniture Design

This stunning dining bench will complete the look of your elegantly styled interior with its lavish design and accent button tufting, ensuring a look of utmost sophistication, while the piece seats up to two people comfortably.

High back bench

This vintage bench with high back can bring classic accents into your living room, in no time. Upholstered in a purple fabric, the bench offers wood legs, a soft seat cushion, nicely-profiled wings, and a large back with button-tufting.

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High back banquette

A chic modern dining bench for 2 persons. Its frame is of birch wood and has dark grey tapered legs. It features a high square tufted wingback as well as silvery nailhead trims both on wing fronts and an apron. Upholstery is of plain grey linen.

Upholstered dining room bench with back

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Lummi white leather high back loveseat

Lummi white leather high back loveseat

A touch of class and sophistication in any interior decor. This kind of loveseat features a high, supportive backrest and a soft seat cushion. It is made of wood with a walnut finish. The seat height is 17.25 inches.

High back dining bench

This beautiful rustic-style bench is a wooden, exceptionally solid construction. A Beautiful drawer located in its base can accommodate various trinkets. Comfortable seat with backrest for comfortable rest.

Tufted banquette seating

not necessarily my colors... but love the idea of the bench with the fabric and the high back... although more difficult to get in and out of...

Dining table bench with back

French Country Leon High Back Linen Sofa Dining Bench

Fabric bench with back

A touch of modernity in the house. This banquette bench is a solid and comfortable product that features a soft seat filled with a CA117 compliant foam. The frame is made of a very durable wood and the white colour looks attractive in any decor.

High back upholstered dining bench

In the interior arrangement, you can find everything - traditional solutions for the bed, stick to the dining benches. As in the case of this light leather bench with a high backrest - like fabric headboard in white, decorated with brass nails.

Loveseat dining bench

Elegant set of old-fashioned, dining furniture, which will play its role perfectly in vintage cafe or restaurant. It is composed of table made of mahogany wood and two high backs benches covered with white paint.

High back dining bench 1

Stylish loveseat mounted on wheels for easy movement. Wooden frame is upholstered with pleasant to the touch material and finished with decorative quilting on the back. Great as additional seating in the living room, dining room and more.

Upholstered dining bench with back

This kitchen bench has a very high back, making the whole piece the most visible thing in the room. The bench is made of wood, painted in a white color, and has a well-padded seat cushion, and a plenty of hidden space for storage.

Stella 90 high back bench canary on onekingslane com wouldnt

Stella 90" High-Back Bench, Canary on OneKingsLane.com. Wouldn't this look great in a long hall or foyer, or even for the long dinning room table.

Dining room table with loveseat

- Vincent Beige Linen Loveseat Bench/ Chair Set - Give your living room a vintage feel with this modern loveseat bench and side chair with light linen upholstery that beautifully contrasts ebony-stained legs. The high-backed set has an eleg

Upholstered high back dining benches

Dining table in industrial style. Metal base is reinforced with crossed supports and fitted with rectangular top made of wood. It has 8 seating capacity. Suitable for residential and commercial premises.

How to make a high back chair

Rendezvous High Back Banquette Bench and High Back Chair Circa 21st C. Custom Made. Huge kudos to Renata Miranda of Brazil for introducing me to this store!!!!!!!!

High back loveseats

Korem High-back Dining Bench - I.O. Metro Furniture, Art & Accessories

Owstynn Beige Linen Modern Banquette Bench

Owstynn Beige Linen Modern Banquette Bench

An interesting piece of furniture that brings the modern style into the house. It is a white bench. Its neutral colour matches any decor and its wooden frame is made of birch wood, so the highest solidity is a very important feature of this comfortable product.

Tufted bench with back

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High back benches upholstered

This dining bench shows to decorate your dining room with style. Its high back, button-tufted surface will add comfort and a prestigious appeal to the space. Charcoal grey linen upholstery is a versatile one, which will fit into most of the decors.

Loveseat for dining room table

Featuring a high back, this charcoal grey bench constitutes an interesting propositon for one's contemporary dining room. Based on a metal chassis, it is a stable, proven consruction.