Banquettes have become hugely popular in recent years. It’s not hard to see why: they bring a lot of character to a space, are comfortable, and fit really well into both small and large spaces. They are usually found in breakfast nooks in kitchens, but they can actually work really well in a formal dining room, too. There are so many great design opportunities with banquettes. You can play with the shape, style, color, texture, and size to fit your unique aesthetic. Some dining room banquettes are built-in, while others are sofas with a new purpose. Check out this selection of dining room banquettes that show some of the fun possibilities this look can offer just about any space.
For a dining room that shares a space with a living room, a banquette can solve the issue of limited space. One side fits snugly against the wall, while a couple of wicker chairs provide extra seating on the opposite side.
This long, built-in banquette offers tons of seating, perfect for a home full of kids or dinner parties. An extra table and more chairs could be added to maximize the space.
Banquettes can be elegant, as seen in this luxurious dining room. The tufted back of the banquette and silky fabric are what elevates this dining room to sophistication.
A daybed serves as a banquette in this charming, cottage-style space. Some pillows make it extra comfortable.
One long sofa creates a focal point in this dining room, fitting perfectly beneath the windows. Simple chairs surround the equally long table for plenty of seating.
A corner banquette takes advantage of the windows and the beautiful view it has to offer. The space is small, but the banquette distracts from that and suits the space comfortably.
This dining room took a page from restaurants with an L-shaped banquette that services multiple tables. Perfect if you like to entertain.
A curved banquette brings some visual interest and flow to this elegant dining room. The light fixture mimics the curvature.
This curved sofa is full of character. The wicker chairs add a coastal feel, but if swapped out for something more contemporary could change the entire feel of the space.
This booth-style banquette is perfect for a long, narrow dining room. The neutral fabric, rich green pillows and dark wood all come together to create an elegant space.
Would you love to have a banquette in your own home?