Dining areas are excellent spaces in which to get creative. The perfect places to incorporate a pop of color, experiment with pattern, or add an eye-catching light fixture, they also lend themselves to a variety of seating options, including one of our favorites: the banquette. Here, we’ve rounded up 10 stylish rooms that feature beautiful tableside benches. As the above example from Greenville, South Carolina-based Caroline Brackett Studio of Design shows, these comfortable and chic pieces will make family and guests feel like they have the best seat in the house.

A soft, pink pillow-adorned tableside perch is the perfect addition to this clean-lined scene by Northern New Jersey-based interior design firm Lyon Field. In addition to adding color and texture to the space, it can serve as seating for at least three.

A beautiful bench in a dreamy color palette provides a lovely place to enjoy a meal in this dining area by Dallas, Texas’s Denise McGaha Interiors.

Alexander Interiors Nashville

Who wouldn’t want to enjoy breakfast in this blue-and-white nook by Nashville, Tennessee’s Alexander Interiors? As an added bonus, the bench offers built-in storage.

A curved banquette beautifully completes this calm, cool, and collected space by Cleveland, Ohio-based design studio Blulens & Dawn Cook Design.

In this project by Northern New Jersey-based Heidi Piron Design & Cabinetry, a tufted banquette offers ample seating while anchoring the space.

In a light-filled dining space by Northern New Jersey’s ML Interior Designs, a bench upholstered in a striped neutral fabric lets a bold black breakfast table serve as a focal point.

We love this light and airy space by Columbus, Ohio-based Crimson Design Group, in which a white tufted banquette adds to the view.

In Nashville, Tennessee-based Pencil & Paper Creative Development Co.’s “Wooded Retreat” project, a corner banquette paired with white wishbone chairs serves as a cozy spot to enjoy morning coffee.

Dallas, Texas-based Amy Berry Interior Design & Decoration creates a warm, welcoming dining space with the help of a banquette in gorgeous fabric.