If your bedroom has the space for it, a bedroom bench (also known as an end-of-bed bench) is one of those pieces that can tie a space together while also being quite functional — though not as a place to pile up clothes or laundry that you should otherwise be putting away. Bedroom benches are better used as “a place to set your decorative pillows at night when you need to sleep,” according to Joshua Jones, a designer at the online interior-design service Decorist, or “as a halfway point or ‘step’ for some pets that may have difficulty jumping into bed on their own.”
Bedroom benches can fulfill a variety of different tasks, delivering style, storage, and seating. Many people will place the bench at the foot of a bed, giving them a place to sit to finish dressing. Others may align the bench against a wall near a window, providing a place to relax and read.
Many bedroom benches will have a cushion on top for a soft place to sit with storage underneath. Multiple fabric patterns and colors are available for the cushion cover. This allows you to complement a bedspread or paint color in the bedroom. Other bedroom benches will just have a wood top, matching the other wooden furniture in your bedroom.
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“For a smaller bedroom where you want that polished touch of a bench at the end of the bed but can’t do anything too bulky,” Katherine Tlapa, a creative stylist at online interior-design service Modsy, recommends this woven bench from Urban Outfitters.
Made with mango wood, the bench has a seat that’s woven from jute, making it minimal and light, according to Tlapa, who adds it has a slightly smaller footprint (it’s 42 inches wide).
This bench also comes recommended by Decorist designer Christina Manzo, who says its design will “complement a variety of spaces,” noting that its smaller size means you can “easily use it as an entryway bench,” too, should you ever tire of it in a bedroom.
Experience the ultimate versatility of a bedroom bench with extra strong and durable framework. This bench by Belleze is beautifully stitched with linen exterior and has a huge interior storage space.
Thus, it can provide you with a right storage solution in your bedroom. It serves as a functional and elegant storage. It provides a beautiful luxurious look with high functionality. This serves a bench to sit, a storage unit as well as a footrest.
The best way to add comfort as well as appeal to your bedroom is by adding a beautiful and elegant bedroom bench. Simpli provides some of the best bedroom benches. This is one of the best ones with 48 inches width and great storage space in it.
You can lift to open the lid to access the storage space. It is made up of premium quality polyester fabric stitched beautifully to provide a perfect finish. It is made up of hand constructed solid woods engineered for perfection. This bench comes with hinges for better child safety.
Another wooden bench that incorporates other materials, this one with a leather seat and metal leg,s also comes recommended by two experts: Yoon and Devin Shaffer, the lead sales designer at online interior-design service Decorilla.
Yoon says its “interesting details like the slim, black-finished legs and cushion top” definitely make this sleeker-looking than the above bench, noting that the cushioned-leather seat makes it a bit more comfortable for sitting (though it’s probably not the best material for pets). Shaffer says the bench feels like something out of “an industrial loft,” adding its low profile makes it an ideal spot to stack your decorative pillows come bedtime.
At 39-inches wide, it’s among the smallest on this list, but it’s still suitable to plop at the foot of a queen bed, according to the folks who recommended it. It can support up to 330 pounds, according to the retailer.
Upholstered benches will typically have comfier, fabric-covered seats (and sometimes bodies, as is the case with this one), so they may be a better option if you have a pet that will use the bench or if you plan to sit on one regularly. Havenly designer Lauren Cox recommends this upholstered end-of-bed bench from West Elm: “I love the price point and slim frame” — it’s 42 inches wide — “that allows it to fit in nearly any bedroom.”
Upholstered in twill, the bench has a sturdy hardwood frame and a “high resiliency” foam cushion, according to the retailer; Cox says it will add “a ton of coziness to a bedroom.” In addition to the light gray shown, it’s also available in indigo.