We love the unique and versatile charm of an x-bench: It can be a seat for you, a surface for things, and often fits in even the tightest spots. Plus: They look amazing as a pair. And yet, so often they’re passed over in shops because it can be tricky to figure out how to use them. Never fear: We’ve selected a trio of Nate Berkus rooms that use the accent to add serious fashion and function. Here’s how to make them work in your home.
Place A Pair Across From The Sofa
Here, they’re in just the right place for you to perch and chat with guests. And when they’re not in use? They make a stately addition to the scene while still keeping a low profile. Notice how they don’t close off the conversation area at all? That’s all in their brilliance.
Place One Under A Desk
No room, or no desire, to bulk up an office nook with a chair? Place a single x-bench underneath to both fill the negative space AND give yourself a handy spot to sit down and write out a quick thank-you note.
Use One As Makeshift Coffee Table
Make that coffee table/ottoman. Notice how this pink bench sits perfectly between the loveseat and chair, making it an easy spot to put your feet up or your coffee down from either seat.
And the best part – these two photos of Dr. Ruth’s home show that a pair can be split beautifully and hyper-functionally!