244 Modern Bedroom Benches

A bedroom bench might not be a necessity, but adding one to the end of your bed is a great way to add modern style, storage and a little extra seating to your bedroom. An ottoman, stool or chaise can be used in many ways: as a resting spot for throw pillows and blankets, a place to lay out tomorrow's clothes — even a spot to put on shoes or read a book. It can easily become a great style component too, since many benches come in eye-catching designs and colors. Here's what to keep in mind as you consider your next bedroom bench purchase. More 
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Why do I need a bedroom bench?

A bench can provide both style and function to your bedroom. Beyond its most obvious use of extra seating, benches can provide a place to lay out clothing or balance out the room’s furnishings. Add one at the end of the bed for a complementary touch that will fill up unused space, or place one beneath a window to enjoy the view. Need extra storage? A bench is a great solution: find one with a hinged lid and tuck away extra linens and blankets.

What size should I look for?

Think about where you want to put it in your bedroom, as well as what you have space for. A bench should fall in line with the furnishings, not overpower it. If your bedroom doesn't have a lot of extra space, look for something slim, like an empire bench, or something short, like a small ottoman or stool. If you have the room and your furniture is heavier, go for a fuller bench that has a body for storage. Also, make sure the height and width is in proportion to the surrounding furniture.

What style should I consider?

Consider your current modern decor to help make this decision. If you like contemporary, choose a bench with sleek lines, nailhead details and a metal frame or legs. If you're more traditional, go for a wooden bench with ornate carvings or a tufted chaise or ottoman. Simply want something comfortable? Find a bench with plenty of cushioning and a padded back or sides for it to double as a relaxing place to sit.
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