Whether you are looking for an entryway seat while taking your shoes off or you need additional seats in your living and dining area, narrow benches add functionality without taking up a lot of floor space. Their visually light and casual appeal brings a sense of openness to the interior environment. If you are on the lookout for the perfect long and narrow bench or small bench options, let our design experts guide you through the selection process.
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Upholstered Bench with Nailhead Trim
This top-quality bench is designed to add excellent decorative value into your living room while providing extra seating space for everyone. The unit is crafted from solid wood and comes with a beautiful decorative nailhead trim too. It also offers a neutrally finished fabric upholstery that will easily blend into any décor. The bench is quite strong as well and can easily support up to 400 pounds in weight.
This versatile piece of furniture features a minimalist design and a farmhouse-inspired style. Its versatility makes it an ideal choice for various spaces, including your entryway. The bench is made from a combination of solid and manufactured wood and its natural wood grain finish should be an eye-catching feature for guests coming into the house. The only downside is the fact that it doesn’t have an upholstered seating area.
Black Wood Bench
This classy dining room bench comes brimming with excellent sophistication and style. It’s also incredibly versatile. Even though it is primarily designed for the dining room, it can still add great accent value to your entryway, living room, and kitchen. It comes with beautiful trestle style legs that add to its beautiful appeal. The bench is finished up with classy wood veneers and a gorgeous black finish.
Stylish High Back Upholstered Bench
This stylish high back bench features incredible tuft button detailing and a foam padded design for ultimate comfort. Made from a sturdy solid wood frame, the bench also has a cushioned seating area, enough for two. The unit is a versatile piece that brings amazing décor value in any space. But be sure to try it out on the entryway for the best results.
Contemporary Upholstered Bench
This contemporary dining bench is constructed with beautiful tempered wooden legs and linen upholstery. There is also extra foam padding along the seating area and a tuft bottom accent finishing for that classy look. The bench can support up to 250 pounds in weight and its neutral finishing makes it a great choice for any type of décor scheme. The bench is also relatively large enough to seat three or four people at the same time.
Kitchen Dining Bench with Back
What we like: Attractive design, good price point
What we don’t like: Arm design appears flimsy
Not so great for: Compact spaces
Perfect for: Large, spacious kitchens
Round out the kitchen or dining room with this kitchen dining bench, perfect for quick morning meals and casual family dinners alike. Crafted from solid rubberwood, it takes on a traditional appearance with a curved seat, spindle arms and legs, and carved accents along the back. Available in three neutral finishes.
Because of its arm design, there is a tendency for these parts to flex when weight is applied. It’s recommended to use wood glue when assembling the pieces together for better stability. For an elevated look, you can style it up with a patterned knitted throw and a few loose pillows to complete its cottage farmhouse vibe.
Upholstered Kitchen Dining Bench
What we like: Midcentury-modern look
What we don’t like: Fabric close to yellow than light beige
Not so great for: Moody interiors
Perfect for: Compact kitchens with neutral color schemes
Add seating to your dining space with this modern kitchen dining bench. The tapered solid rubberwood and engineered wood legs up the contemporary feel of this cute bench, while the foam cushioning and beige polyester blend upholstery create a comfortable spot while you eat dinner or entertain guests.
With stable construction and elegant design, this is a great dining bench to add especially to small eat-in kitchens. While the fabric is still on the neutral side, it has a yellow undertone rather than pure beige. The material is also a bit on the flimsy side, which can be remedied by re-upholstering it with a nicer, thicker, fabric. This will look even better when paired with a table in similar wood tone and wicker carpet.
Acacia Wood Bench
Crafted in solid acacia wood, this narrow hallway bench combines the rusticity of modern industrial design with the chicness of mid-century style. Sold with a rack, it sports a natural live-edge slab supported by hairpin metal legs.
From industrial-style spaces to bohemian interiors, this is a versatile piece that can work in tons of environments. Hang some wicker hats on the rack for added texture or pair this bench with bright accessories such as pillows or a large artwork. For compact spaces and apartments with no hallway or foyer, you can turn this piece into a charming coffee table.
Manufactured Wood Narrow Bench
Made from a durable blend of solid and manufactured wood, this high-quality dining room bench features sophisticated elegance and incredible touches of contemporary class. First of all, the frame is finished with a dark brown hue while the seat features extra foam padding and incredible stylish faux leather upholstery. The leather is then finished with impressive stitched detailing. The bench is highly versatile and should easily seat two or three people.
Two Tone Finish Narrow Bench
Accentuate your entryway with this top of the line bench that features incredible styling and high-quality construction. The piece is made from both solid and manufactured wood. It comes with outstanding craftsmanship along the legs and an impressive two-tone finish. It also has a vintage vibe to it but be sure to pair it up with two accent pillows for the best décor value. The bench can support up to 250 pounds in total weight.
This versatile bench will lend incredible style into your decorative ensemble in any room, including the kitchen. Featuring foam-filled fabric upholstery and a strong wooden frame, the unit will last for years while offering comfort at the same time. It also comes with extra storage for your blankets and other stuff. Its button tuft accent finishing adds a certain level of classy appeal that will completely transform your interior for the better.
This quality bench is designed to offer a restful retreat to help you unwind after those long days. The unit is constructed from a sturdy wooden frame. The seating area also features comfortable foam padding with extra upholstery. The tuft button accents combine perfectly with the espresso finishing on the frame to deliver a tasteful transitional piece of furniture that can be put in any room. The bench is sturdy enough to support up to 250 pounds in weight.
Long Farmhouse Bench
What we like: Striking rustic design
What we don’t like: No smaller option, high price point
Not so great for: Compact kitchens
Perfect for: Long rectangular dining table
A rustic anchor for your dining ensemble, this bench is crafted from pinewood and features medieval-inspired trestle leg carvings. Its handcrafted construction ensures a lasting style that can seat four people and support up to 600 lbs. Available in Nordic white and Dessert gray wood stain that lets you lean into neutral or earthy palettes with ease.
Solid construction with elegant details, this is a heavy piece that will add an anchoring element to your kitchen dining table. At 83” in length, this will look great in large kitchen spaces. Protect the longevity of this piece by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth, preferably a chamois fabric, without using any silicone-based or abrasive cleaners or polishers. Best matched with a trestle table and a dark-colored or patterned neutral-colored area rug.
Compact Rustic Kitchen Dining Bench
What we like: Sustainable materials, affordable price point
What we don’t like: Unfinished with potential splinters
Not so great for: Kids and pets if bench is left unsanded
Perfect for: Compact spaces
Crafted of reclaimed pine wood with a distressed look, this kitchen dining bench brings a rustic touch to any arrangement without breaking the bank or taking up too much space. A versatile design that blends with a variety of aesthetics, its petite silhouette makes it an ideal option for smaller spaces. It features square legs and a slatted seat. No assembly is required. Offered in natural, turquoise, white with dark walnut, white, and white with natural wood.
Due to its rustic nature, this piece comes unfinished and shows the natural qualities of wood. We recommend sanding it to remove wood splinters and avoid potential hazards. It’s also best to add a loose cushion on top for a more comfortable seating experience. Ideal for small kitchen dining setup.
High Weight Capacity Dining Bench
What we like: Solid wood construction, affordable price point
What we don’t like: Deep slatted design, difficult to remove crumbs and dust
Not so great for: Ultra-modern kitchens
Perfect for: Farmhouse, rustic, and country-style interiors
The straight, clean lines of this sturdy kitchen dining bench give it a no-nonsense, practical vibe. It’s made out of solid acacia wood, known for its remarkable strength and weather resistance. It features a slatted seat and stretcher for an added layer of support, and it's roomy enough for three people. Comes in dark brown and weathered natural wood finishes.
It’s important to take note that the bench’s dark brown color is closer to charcoal or black, instead of a rich, warm brown. Meanwhile, the weather gray finish is also darker than the product photos. Best paired with dining tables that match these wood tones. Also works great as a bed bench and a hallway bench.
Multifunctional Bench Set
A small narrow bench that comes with a wall-mounted shelf, this set is constructed using solid birch and manufactured wood with natural stained finishes. The bench has two tiers connected together by two sled-type metal frames.
Two Seater Bench
With its minimalist aesthetic, this narrow hallway bench sports clean, rectilinear lines with natural textures. Crafted from solid and engineered wood, it has a stunning herringbone seat supported by straight block legs.
Elevate the understated beauty of this bench by hanging a large abstract artwork or styling it with a vibrant gallery wall above. You can also use this well-loved piece in the dining room for a casual, farmhouse vibe or as a foot bench in the bedroom. Throw in some colorful pillows to complement the wood’s warm, natural stain.
Combining the softness of fabric with the striking elegance of bent metal, this skinny bench radiates a modern minimalist appeal. Its seat is upholstered in 100% polyester, offered in four fabric colors, and detailed with plush tufted stitching.
Striking and casual, this thin bench showcases undeniable functionality with its extendable design. Made of solid mango wood, its seat is laid out in interlocking slats that beautifully highlight the natural wood and stonewall gray finishes.
A charming and practical piece for the home, you can enjoy its versatility and adaptability as a foyer seating, as a dining room bench, or basically anywhere where extra seating is appreciated. Its clean lines and wood finish will definitely look great in contemporary and modern spaces. We recommend placing a few loose cushions on top for added comfort.
Farmhouse Entryway Seat
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A very narrow bench made of solid and engineered wood frame, this piece features a distressed finish, offered in four colors. A charming item with four turned legs, it has a lower shelf that can be used as a shoe rack.
The perfect piece for traditional, cottage, French-style, and transitional interiors. Opt for the white and gray options to elevate the shabby chic or coastal vibe of your home while the darker options will look great in classic environments. With less than 12” depth, we recommend using this as a low table or as a window seat in the kid’s room.
Bench with Rack
Exuding a rustic and antique appeal, this narrow bench comes in two sizes and two distressed finishes. Made of solid pine wood, it features a top slab and a bottom tier, perfect for placing shoes and storage items.
Rustic Foyer Bench
Rugged with a coastal vibe, this narrow entryway bench is crafted from solid rubberwood and features a curved seat supported by flared legs with crossbar footrests. It comes in three finishes with eye-catching wire-brush textures.
Modern Rustic Bench
Made of top-grain leather with a brass cage frame, this narrow bench seat exudes a prominent midcentury aesthetic. Its luxurious seat features blind-tufted stitch detailing while its metal component has a stunning antique brass finish.
Projecting solidity and striking visuals, this long and narrow bench can comfortably seat three people. It is made of reinforced concrete and comes in grey or white colors with distressed, textured finishes.
Play around with its neutral palette and raw appeal by combining it with abstract paintings for that gallery-like aesthetic. Or you can throw in some pillows, seat cushions, and knitted blanket on one side, and place a clay vase on top of stacked books on the other. This will create a casual, asymmetrical vignette with a cozy Scandinavian hygge vibe.
For every single household without too much floor space but still in need of a nice accent piece and a functional one at that, this narrow bench for the entryway or living room will prove truly amazing and will add a fashion statement.
The bleacher pine bench. Really simple, look like taken from the P.E. classes. It could be good in the narrow corridor, where each centimeter worth its weight in gold. It plays its role, but it is not the the style icon.
Narrow Rustic Elm Bench
Being a perfect rustic accent for a cottage house or mountain lodge, this narrow wooden bench delights with its warm, natural appeal. Solid wooden boards will provide sustainability for years.
Tufted coffee table stone wash granite
This bench is a comfortable, usable and solid product that brings a little bit of simplicity into the room. Its seat is filled with soft materials covered with cotton in 75%. A metal pipe frame is durable and able to withstand the weight of adult users.
Narrow Rustic Bench
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Add wicker baskets beneath a wide, rough sawn bench that has been smoothed with sandpaper and protected with a clear finish. Sturdy hair-pin legs support the non-standard plank of wood. The combined minimalist structures provide contrast with modern settings.
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Narrow bench at the foot of the bed
Emily Narrow Fabric Bench - Light Grey
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Highway Entryway Bench
A pretty vintage hall bench of wood in brown. It has 4 angular canted legs, simple aprons, a rectangular padded top covered in blue and white striped fabric with nailhead trimming. A rectangular wall mirror has a brown wooden frame with metal hooks.
DIY Console Table. May need to adjust the dimensions to fit in our hallway.
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Corbels instead of a full "locker" look. Keeps it open but helps create separate areas. Plus, it's easier to clean than a storage bench seat would be.
Coat rack for lobby, hallway and more. Construction is made of wood. It is fitted with a lot of double hooks and open shelves in various sizes for storing shoes and others needed accessories.
The stylish bench in the western climate is an unusual combination of solid wood construction with leather upholstery. This piece of furniture is a perfect fit for your bedroom, living room or dressing room.