Add comfort and natural beauty to your outdoor seating with a wooden bench. Create a welcoming outdoor space for front porches, gardens, decks and patios by incorporating an attractive and sturdy wood bench.
Wooden Bench Styles to Consider
There are many wood bench styles for every taste, entertainment need and storage capability. Choose a design with a simple silhouette and clean lines, or an ornate, antique wooden bench with intricate details. Here are some ideas to consider:
• To outfit a small apartment balcony, choose a wooden bench with a slim profile, like a backless and armless style. Some models fold up, so you can stow them away. Or choose a model with added storage capacity to increase functionality in your space.
• For a big deck or backyard, go with a more substantial look. Choose hardwood benches with planters on each side, or a loveseat style with a high back and wide arms. Add outdoor bench cushions and accent pillows for a cozy seating area. Consider a wooden glider for the ultimate relaxation spot.
• To add seating to a patio table, choose a long, backless patio bench. You can tuck it neatly under the table to save space when it’s not in use.
• A wooden slat bench provides a traditional look. It’s a go-to option that works well on decks and patios in all decor styles. Choose a lightweight option to easily move it around and provide additional seating when entertaining.
Colors and Materials
Choose a natural stain or soft paint color for a garden bench that blends in with its surroundings. Gray wood benches are on trend and give a weathered look. For a pop of color, a painted bench draws the eye and can brighten up a neutral exterior. Go with a modern garden bench in oriental blue for a striking focal point on your patio. Or, paint your own unfinished wooden bench in a shade of your choice. Just be sure to seal the wood to protect it from moisture.
All wooden outdoor benches are pre-treated to be weatherproof for outside use. Solid wood benches can withstand rain, sun and wind. Woods like acacia and teak naturally repel water and won’t warp or swell. Acacia, eucalyptus and bamboo benches are also an eco-friendly and beautiful choice.