Benches in the Bedroom

In addition to a tufted headboard, I’d like my redecorated bedroom to feature a bench at the end of the bed. Our bedroom is quite large and there is plenty of space. Plus, I always thought they looked like the perfect cozy spot to sit and put on shoes (or, they can travel into other rooms for additional seating!)

The question is which:

As you can likely see, I’m into the idea of fun accent fabric on this bench. Given the relative size and positioning in the room, I think this is the perfect place to go a little crazy. Plus, crazy hides stains, right?

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Helena lives in Chicago with her boyfriend and two cats. Her boyfriend thinks she's awesome. Her cats agree.

Posted on August 25, 2011, in My Home and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. We lived in a house once where the master bedroom was large enough to do that. We didn’t have a beautiful bench like the ones you show above, but we had an old cedar chest. It was the most useful place to put stuff and to sit on while dressing. I miss having it there.

    You’ll love having a bench at the foot of the bed. I’m jealous already! 🙂

  2. At the end of my bed in my parents’, I have my grandmother’s antique chest (a hope chest, if you will). It’s wonderful for sitting on, and a fantastic storage place. If you’re ever running out of storage (or need somewhere to put sweaters/winter gear in), I highly recommend a chest.

    Otherwise, I definitely like the benches with small arms, and dislike the x-benches, as they look very IKEA-ish. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

  3. We also have a chest at the foot of our bed, and we do the funky fabric thing by switching out the quilts that we keep folded on it.

    I think of the ones you posted, the “classic legs/funky fabric” are my favorites, so definitely post a picture once you decide 🙂

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