The Best Mid-Century Modern Benches in 2020

Jan 28th 2020

Benches can give a sophisticated look to any room in your home. They can instantly become the focal point of your decor for your bedroom or living room. They’re also versatile and help you store away anything you need.

There are so many beautiful options in a variety of different upholsteries and materials, it’s hard to choose just one. That’s why we’ve decided to round up our favorite runner ups and help you choose the best mid-century modern benches.

Our Top Mid-Century Modern Benches

The benches in this article are great choices to complement any mid-century modern bedrooms. Some benches are great at the end of your bed, a nice place to store away any linen or suitcases, which makes them an ideal piece for your bedroom or guest room. You can also use them in your mid-century modern living room or any room you’d like to add some visual interest.

Response Upholstered Fabric Bench

Add a new layer of sophistication to your home decor by adding one of Response Upholstered Fabric Benches to your home. You can use these mid-century modern benches in several ways. Our favorite is definitely at the end of your bed, which makes this bench perfect for your bedroom.

However, this bench also can go into your dining room or even in your entryway. That way, you offer an additional seating choice in an unconventional and unexpected way.

This Response Upholstered Fabric Bench is crafted with a tufted seat and back and gently sloping arms at the ends. To ensure comfort, we only use dense memory foam upholstered in premium fabric. All this built on tapered wood legs with non-marketing foot caps to finish off this piece and protect your floors at the same time.

Empress Large Bench

If you’d rather go for a bench without arms, then the Empress Large Bench is right for you. After all, our mid-century modern benches come with a variety of features to better adjust to your home decor. Likewise, this bench is an attractive option designed for your bedroom, hall or living room.

The Empress Large Bench features deeply hand-tufted buttons and plush cushions filled with dense foam. This bench is supported by black stained solid wood legs with plastic glides to protect your floors and prevent floor scratching. This luxurious combination is finished by the outstanding fine fabric upholstery that will leave your guests feeling richly rewarded.

Bodega Bench

If, on the other hand, you want a break from mid-century modern style, this bench is right for you. The Bodega Bench is an example of what happens when mid-century modern meets the industrial design style. Consisting mostly of neutral hues and natural materials this mix is easy to pull off with this bench.

Despite its simplicity and minimal design tropes, the Bodega Bench manages to create a bold statement. This industrial bench industrial style manages to create a bold statement. With its classic X style base and plank style top, this bench is a great choice for casual outdoor dining.

For additional durability, this bench is also made of weather-resistant faux wood in brown with a distressed grey wash overlay. Complete with natural grain texture its perfect for the great outdoors experiences.

Sauna Stainless Steel Bench

Mid-century benches are not only great decorative choices for your home. They’re also a great way to add some versatility to your rooms. Benches can be some of the most versatile pieces of furniture in our store, mostly because you can use them for countless things.

Based on this idea, you can use the Sauna Stainless Steel Bench as extra seating, a low table, decorative accenting, even as a way to put all your bags and coats in your entryway, as soon as you get home. If you need to keep magazines, showcase books, or even quilts at home, you’ll have plenty of space to do so with this bench.

The Sauna Stainless Steel Bench’s surface is comprised of a slotted square rectangular design. The base is constructed of solidly welded pieces of metal, removing the classic notion of legs on this bench. Instead, we use vertical metal slats of metal that are slanted. The result is a bench that’s not only attractive but fully functional.

Perth Chestnut Bench

As a counterpart of the bench above, the Perth Chesnut Bench goes in the exact opposite direction. Built of solid wood, this bench is finished in a rich chestnut with just the right amount of distressing. Finally, the block legs and planked top add to its character.

Mid-century wooden benches like this one can certainly add some visual interest to your backyard or be a great addition to your current landscaping plan. If you want to make your home or backyard more welcoming and comfortable, this bench is definitely for you.

Windsor Bench

On that note, we follow with the Windsor Bench: a combination of wood and stone that ends up in a fantastic rustic-modern outdoor dining bench. This bench features a smooth faux cement top that floats on top of the two block-style supports. That alone makes this bench a durable alternative that’s going to last you for years.

This sturdy bench looks wonderful and will last practically forever in your home. You can rest assured this bench will withstand the elements and retain their original appearance. The cement top makes it also incredibly easy to clean. You’ll only have to wipe once with a mild detergent and you’re ready to go.

Metropolitan Double Bench

One of our staff’s favorites, the Metropolitan Double Bench features a sturdy, reliable elegance that has won the heart of many of our customers. Made from brushed aluminum and a sturdy polyurethane simulated wood top, this versatile bench is an ideal addition to any home.

The Metropolitan Double Bench is a big bench more than able to not only look but perform great in any entryway. This versatile bench features a durable faux wood top that delivers outstanding quality. In addition, the bench is built to last and will maintain its appearance in both outdoor and indoor settings.

Danial Bench

Fresh and light. The Danial Bench leather comfortable seat invites ongoing conversation. Set atop reliable wooden legs and frame, the Danial Bench will certainly bring an innovative design interest to your home.

You can style this piece in your foyer, or pull it up to the dining table for a fun, multi-person seat at the table. A sleek choice for any living room, family room, bedroom or entryway, the Danial Bench’s design pulls the eye from every angle.

This mid-century bench captures the best of 1950s modern design in solid American wooden frame and legs with rich leather. Its supportive seat cushion is upholstered in luxe full-grain, full-aniline leather. Like many of our leather benches, the Danial Bench is distinguished by the unique characteristics of its beautiful leather hides, finished with oils and wax for a more authentic look. This technique allows the lather not only to keep in perfect shape for a long time but also to develop a richer patina over time.

Classic Leather Bench 2 Seater

Elegant and classic mid-century modern designs abound on this Classic Leather Bench 2 Seater. From its understated lines to its rich, leather and modern metal frame, every detail makes this bench a statement as beautiful as it is practical.

This classic leather bench is the perfect piece to finish your entryway, living room, lounge area, bedroom or even your office. Offer it as an additional seating choice, put it at the end of your bed, or even as a focal point in your halls or entryway.

This bench is upholstered in fine Italian soft leather which gives it a rich and substantial feel and develops a gorgeous patina over time. Comfort is ensured by using multi-density memory foam to fill the cushions of this bench to create a soft yet supportive seat. Rest assured your guests will relax in comfort and style.

Wrap Up

If you're looking for mid-century modern benches for sale online, Manhattan Home Design has a wide range of options you can several options that can adapt to your home interior design.

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