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Get cosy at Christmas with banquette seating

With Christmas just around the corner, you might be thinking about putting the tree up, lighting the candles and hanging some lights in the window.

We love to find ways to make our homes feel cosy at this time of year. Whether that’s with the Christmas decorations, an extra throw or two, or maybe even some new furniture.

While the festive season is looking a little different this year, we’re all hoping to see a bit more of our families soon, so you might be wondering how to add some additional comfort to your home with next Christmas in mind.

Banquette seating is a great idea that you’ll appreciate all year round. You can swap out some of the older, more uncomfortable chairs around your home with some plush new seating that you’ll love at Christmas and beyond.

As well as pure comfort, more time spent at home, and a few extra people sitting around the table – there are several reasons why banquette seating could be a great addition to your home at Christmastime.

Cosy corners for relaxing

Christmas is a time for cosying up by the fire, with a cup of mulled wine and a festive record in the background. Banquettes tucked away in nooks and window bays transform these unloved spaces into cosy corners that really come alive in winter.

When the decorations are up and the lights are twinkling, there’s nothing better than melting into a comfy leather banquette at the end of the day and having a few peaceful moments to yourself.

Add a few cushions and throws and you’ve got a really comfortable area where everyone can escape for some festive relaxation.

Space for all the family

If you entertain a lot throughout the festive season and beyond, you might want to consider a bench for your dining table instead of traditional chairs.

On the big day, there’s bound to be a few more mouths to feed than normal. With long benches at the table, you can squeeze in a couple of extra guests without needing an individual chair for everyone.

When done right, benches against kitchen or dining tables look really stylish and modern. While providing a little extra space for smaller areas, they’re also comfortable.

Secret storage for Santa

Wondering where to store gifts from prying eyes this year?

You can build inconspicuous cupboards or drawers into your banquette seating, which could help to provide some additional secret storage to hide presents in the lead up to the big day. It’s also a great place to keep sweets and chocolates out of reach of little hands, or store your collection of board games and activities ready to play after dinner.

At Craftwood, we’re leading specialists in the manufacture and installation of bespoke banquette seating, furniture and soft furnishing solutions. With decades of expertise, we can offer you excellent quality, design led furniture, upholstery and coverings to help you create the perfect unique look for your home at Christmas.

Take a look at our website to find out more about how Craftwood can help with your fixed banquette seating needs.