For anyone looking to add some coziness to their bedroom space, adding textures, colors, and storage solutions will often do the trick. To add something that doubles as both storage space and an additional seating area, a bedroom bench is an excellent piece of furniture you can add to your bedroom area.
A bedroom bench is essentially an accent bench at the foot of the bed. There are short benches that are minimal in design and bigger benches that have shelving or storage space inside.
Adding in a key piece of furniture like this doesn’t take away from your overall space but adds functionality to your bedroom. It can enhance the overall look and feel of the space by adding a sitting or storage area. Breaking up the room into different areas can be super beneficial.
If you want to know how to incorporate a bedroom bench into your space, read on for our best tips and tricks.
How to Choose the Right Style for Your Bedroom Bench
Various bedroom benches are available, and choosing the right one will make all the difference in your space. There are minimalistic styles, like a simple four-legged wooden bench, or larger storage options, like an upholstered bench that doubles as a top-open chest.
Ideally, you’ll want to look for a style that fits with the overall design of your bedroom. For instance, if you have a wooden bed frame, look for a wooden bench that is the same type or color as the wood. This matching style makes it a seamless addition at the end of the bed, easily flowing into the room.
How to Choose the Right Size for Your Bedroom Bench
There are different sizes of benches available for your bedroom. It should be no longer than the end of your bed, at the same length or shorter. Any longer, and the accent storage bench can clash with the flow of the room.
Choose a size that is proportionate to your bed and the size of the room. If you have a smaller space, choose an open and narrow bench to offer just the right amount of decor for what can feel like a tight space.
Where to Place Your Bedroom Bench
There are a few places in your bedroom where you can place a bench. Putting it at the end of the bed may seem the most obvious, but there are a few other places in the bedroom that can make a difference. When picking a location, move the bench around the bedroom and see what makes the most sense for your space.
One great place to place a bench is under or at a window. If you’ve got plants set up on the bench, this provides them with some much-needed sunlight. Plus, it creates a little seating area at your window, making it a great reading nook.
Another location is beside your bedroom door. This makes it a great little space to put your bag and shoes when you get home from work, and you can create a storage area for your most-used shoes underneath.
How to Style Your Bedroom Bench
Styling your new bedroom bench is easy with the right decor items. For a classic wooden bench, drape a throw blanket that matches your bedding over the top of the bench.
Match the bench with similar colors and textures throughout the bedroom for a more cohesive look. If you’re up for a fun DIY project, you can upholster a padded bench with a fabric that matches your bedroom’s overall look.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bedroom Benches
How much weight can a bedroom bench hold?
A bedroom bench isn’t typically as sturdy as a regular sitting bench and is usually meant to hold things like blankets, pillows, books, and other items you wish to store. Sitting on a bench for short periods, like putting on your shoes in the morning or taking a phone call, is usually fine.
Or, if your pet likes to sleep at the foot of the bed, most benches can hold their weight.
If you know what you want to store, look at the maximum weight the bench can hold. This is usually on the product’s box or manual when you first purchase the bench.
How do I clean my bedroom bench?
Cleaning a bench is just like cleaning any other furniture in your bedroom. Lightly dust with a microfibre cloth, and spot treat any stains on the fabric, depending on its surface.
What do I need to look for before purchasing a bench?
If you’re looking to purchase a bedroom bench, look for something that matches the overall look of your bedroom – after all, it is a piece of furniture. Incorporate it into your space by matching colors and textures with other pieces in the room. And if you’re looking for additional storage, look for a bedroom bench with shelving or storage bins inside it.
Products to Check Out
This upholstered storage ottoman makes for a great bench-storage combo in your bedroom.
For a luxurious storage bench, this option by Christopher Knight elevates any space.
Add a splash of color to your bedroom with this simple upholstered bench.
For anyone looking for a simple, effective way to bring a chic look to your bedroom, a bedroom bench is one of the best additions you can add to cozy up the space.
If you’re considering incorporating a bench into your bedroom, don’t forget to choose a style that works with the room. Keeping textures and colors in mind, you can find that perfect piece of furniture that will fit perfectly alongside your bed.