Benches are very versatile pieces and trendy as well. Take your pick from solid wood benches, fabric or leather benches to replace some of your dining chairs. You can save space by neatly tucking them under the dining table too. Apart from dining, you can also do with a bench near your foyer or entryway for putting on your shoes, or place one or two on your balcony or patio area for lounging. It is that versatile!