Bedroom Benches

Bedroom Benches

While a bedroom bench is by no means the first thing that people buy when designing a new bedroom, they are a great way to add extra seating, style and hidden storage to your bedroom. Often placed at the foot of the bed or next to the window, bedroom benches can be a convenient place to arrange your clothes for the next day, put on your shoes or even unwind with a book.

One of the factors that you will need to take into account is the type of material that the bench is made out of. A wooden bench is a great way to add some traditional charm to a bedroom. However, if you plan on sitting on the bench for long periods of time it may be wise to purchase a wooden bench that has cushion on top of it. Alternatively, scatter cushions work just as well and are great way to add color to a bland room.

You will need to think about how big you would like the bench to be. Once you have decided whereabouts in the room you would like to place the bench, take some measurements to determine the maximum possible size on the bench. If you have a small room and want a bench, you are best off either purchasing a slim bedroom bench or a short ottoman.

As well as providing extra seating, many bedroom benches feature storage. This is either in the form of drawers or compartments on the side of the bench or you can lift the seat up to reveal hidden storage space. If extra storage space is your primary motivation for purchasing a bedroom bench, larger benches will give you the most space.

You also need to make sure that your bench coincides with the current d├ęcor in your room. For example, if you have a large bedroom with dark, heavy furniture, a large wooden bench with an ornate design will fit in better than a slim metal bench in a pastel hue. With such a great variety of bench styles available, you are guaranteed to find one that appeals to your taste!