Church Pews Reform That the Traditional Bench

For a slightly more offbeat spin on classic chair seats, consider church pews. You can locate these beauties in all styles, from easy Shaker to neo-Gothic, at antiques stores, architectural salvage shops and flea markets. Local churches in your town can also sell or give away used pews; inquire about. Or source them online via sites like Used Church Furniture.

Because pews generally are intended to hold a crowd, they’ll provide a significant seating increase in your property. Have a look at these distinct church pew interpretations for inspired.

The aged, patinated beauty of the classic pew glows at a sunlit foyer. Its curves and lines are so striking that hardly any other ornamentation is needed to finish the space.

Madison Modern Home

Church pews are usually consigned to rustic, old-world or country-style insides, but they can work equally well with much more modern decor. Clean lines create this very simple pew look as modern and fresh as its setting.

Kate Marker Interiors

Together with Gothic-style arches on the finishes and a weathered finish, this pew adds a note of classic elegance into a hallway.

Joan Heaton Architects

A pew inside this mudroom provides lots of room to sprawl out and unlace muddy boots or plop down bags of produce from the market. The pitchfork on the wall contributes to the farmlike “American Gothic” overtones.

Smith & Vansant Architects PC

Pew-inspired chairs framing a doorway are a smart, efficient spin on corridor chairs.

Coggan + Crawford Architecture + Design

A pew in this bedroom stands out for a headboard, complete with loads of room to pile books or perch a glass of water.

Highline Partners, Ltd

Who says a dwelling space has to have a sofa? A comfy upholstered pew anchors this fireside vignette.

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

Slid below a round dining table, a pew-style bench shakes up this traditional space.

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