We live in an apartment in the city and space is limited. (The above photo is not our apartment, by the way. I wish!) With a family of 6, every square inch (or centimeter) is precious. Our living room space is also our dining space, so to maximize space, a banquette is an ideal choice. How do we do that on a budget??
Its easy! Simply turn an Ikea Kallax 1×4 shelf on its side. Ba-bing, ba-bang! Instant banquette seating where you can push the table closer to the wall and the kids can slide into the seats! With storage underneath and added pillows, we have a design winner.
What do you do to save space in your dining room?
But if that banquette is too much of a short cut for you, here are some more swoon-worthy banquette seating!
Designer:Julie Massucco Kleiner found on Traditional Home
Found on HGTV
(According to real designers, a pedestal table is ideal with a banquette so you can push the table closer to the person eating. But I say, even if you don’t have one, you can make do. It’s still a great space saver.)