When it comes to a successful interior church design, the worship space in a church building is paramount. It is here that the faithful gather to commune, reflect, and celebrate. The impact of a well-designed worship space leaves an indelible impression on all who enter. One key aspect of its design is the choice of seating. In this article, we delve into some seating options, to guide church leaders in creating spaces that resonate with their congregation.

Modern Elegance with Wooden Pews

Traditionally, pews have been a big part of a church building’s worship space. They are probably what comes to most people’s minds when they think about sitting in a church. Our first example showcases a modern worship center that successfully integrates the traditional elements of wooden pews. These aren’t old-fashioned, rock-hard, wooden benches. Though a classic choice, the pews in this church were reupholstered to breathe new life into the space. The platform, adorned with wood laminate, adds a touch of sophistication and a more modern feel to this worship center.

Embracing Flexibility with Upholstered Worship Chairs

While pews are a time-tested tradition, lately more church interior designs include worship chairs due to their flexibility. They allow for easy reconfiguration of the worship space. One important consideration when selecting worship chairs is how they look from behind, as this is the perspective that greets worshipers upon entering. Upholstered backs add a layer of comfort and aesthetic appeal. The finished upholstery ensures a seamless and visually pleasing experience for everyone.

Multi-Colored Worship Chairs for Big Spaces

In this example, we showcase a spacious area that creatively looks less large by opting for worship chairs in multiple colors. Breaking up long rows with varying hues not only adds visual interest, but also serves a practical purpose. The psychology behind this choice minimizes the visual impact of empty seats, providing a more inviting and dynamic atmosphere. This approach allows for a flexible seating arrangement that caters to diverse needs of the church’s ministries.

Fixed Seating Options for a Dedicated Worship Space

Fixed seating is another option to think about: consider, for example, theater-type seats. In this example, permanent seating is installed through mounted theater seats, creating a comfortable dedicated space that doesn’t make use of pews. This interior church design does include a section of chairs at the back in coordinating colors, allowing flexibility for additional events. Options such as the inclusion of armrests can meet the needs of older people who need help rising from their seats.

Whether embracing the classic charm of wooden pews, the flexibility of worship chairs, or modern fixed seating, each choice contributes to the overall worship experience. To learn about all elements of the church design and building process, we invite you to join any or all our upcoming i3 webinars in 2024. Stay tuned for our next article, unveiling the dates and exciting topics we have lined up!