We get it, benches often get a bad rap. They tend to conjure up campfire sing-alongs and sporting green sidelines. But when reimagined in sophisticated materials like Lucite or high-polished wood, that humble bench becomes a thing of the past. How to use? Vintage benches are perfection front of a bed or in an entry, but we also have a sweet spot for those benches that sidle up to the dining room table in lieu of chairs. When proportions are right, it’s an eclectic look that absolutely personifies effortless chic.