I’ve been a bit bench-obsessed lately. Why? Because for what they lack in plushness, they make up for in versatility: place one at the foot of your bed, use one as a coffee or side table in the living room, saddle one up to your dining room table, or just use one as a traditional seat in a living area or entryway. With their unfussy design and sundry uses, benches are the ultimate small apartment furnishing.

Below are seven stylish indoor benches made from an array of eco-friendly materials — sustainable wood, recycled HDPE, and even old seatbelts — that have helped to fuel my rampant bench lust. Check 'em out. 

Terra Bench @ West Elm ($269)

Hollow Bench @ Brave Space Design ($1,085)

Cubby Bench @ Loll ($624)

Arbor Bench @ Vivavi ($695)

Strap Bench @ CB2 ($299)

STAACH Cain Collection Bench II @ Design Public ($230)

Tomita Designs Chaboo bench @ Supermarket (Sm, $250; Lg $300)

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.