I think I may have come across a new trend this year: the long wall bench. The idea being that instead of buying a free standing bench/sideboard/console, you build an extra long bench the full length of the wall or even around the wall too! Here is a great example in a lounge (threebirdsrenovations.com) and another that extends from the hallway around the corner and into the lounge. (stylebyemilyhednerson.co) What do you think? I love this idea!