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Bench Press

Bench Press

Versatile pieces of furniture are always a great investment and none more so than the bench.

There is so much choice, from sleek chrome and leather to really rustic raw wood, there is something for everyone and every room. There are many places in the home to utilise a bench and not just for sitting on.

One of my favourite looks is a long, lean rustic bench used in front of a sofa. This is a great spot for a stack of favourite books, a tray with some fresh flowers, collectibles or candles. Also a good choice if space is limited. They take up far less room than the traditional coffee table.

bench in living roomAnother practical use is at the end of a bed. They make a good place to pile the pillows, throw a bath robe on or a comfortable spot to sit while dressing. Two smaller benches work equally well and can be moved around the room as needed.

bench in bedroom

Mixing and matching seating in a dining area is becoming more and more popular and ensures a decorating scheme is not too “matchy matchy” A great choice for young families, giving a more relaxed look and tons of seating for entertaining.

dining table with benchA hallway has long been a traditional place for a bench. Unobtrusive and the right height for pulling on boots, buttoning up coats and laying heavy bags coming to and from the car.  It’s also a great place to seasonally switch your décor with pillows, baskets and florals.

Entry way with bench Source: Cossabella

Wicker Emporium is a fabulous source for a hardworking bench. Here are just a few of my picks.








Avril Brown

About Avril Brown

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Originally from Scotland, Avril Brown has made Halifax her home for over twenty years. Avril studied commercial art and visual merchandising in Aberdeen, Scotland. Upon graduating she travelled around Scotland supplying visual merchandising services for a broad variety of businesses and trade shows. Since moving to Canada, Avril has held positions in the retail sector as a visual merchandiser, manager, and buyer of home decor, accessories, and furnishings. As a visual specialist with a passion for colour, fabrics, and creating beautiful interiors, home staging and interior decorating were the natural next steps in her career. Avril is the owner of Prep, a Halifax-based company providing home staging, interior decorating, and prop styling services.

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