Whether placed at the foot of your bed, in a walk-in closet or beside a dresser, the bedroom bench adds extra seating that comes in handy when putting on socks and shoes, for example. A bed bench is also a great place to put your extra bed cushions at night, rather than flinging them onto the floor. Go for one with inbuilt storage for keeping your extra throws or blankets.
In terms of dimensions, you should choose a design that’s slightly narrower and lower than your mattress. Make sure there’s enough room to move around the room with ease, too.
Bed bench aside, there are other ways to incorporate armless, backless seating benches in your home. In a bay window area, a bench offers a place to rest to appreciate the view. Avid readers (or nappers) may prefer a day bed, for the best reading and resting spot in the house.
In an elegant living room with matching luxury chairs, a chaise lounge in an accent colour adds a sense of drama. Ensure it’s in a luxurious fabric, such as leather or velvet, for the ultimate in opulence.
When it comes to entertaining urban furniture, a wooden dining bench is the simplest way to gather several guests around a dining table – whether indoors or outdoors. This is a great look for a ‘country cottage’ or French Provençal feel. Simply add vintage-style crockery, silver cutlery and a vase of pretty lavender or flowers.