Bedroom Bench Designs And The Decors That Revolve Around Them

You’re missing on a lot of decor opportunities if you’re utilizing the space at the foot of your bed for anything. It may seem like an insignificant thing to do but placing a bed bench there can really improve the decor and ambiance in the room. Bedroom benches are not must-have furniture piece but they definitely have an important role in the overall aspect of this space. The great thing about them is that there are so many different design possibilities and so many variations that you can be sure you’ll find something that suits your style and needs. If not, you can always improvise or having something custom-made just for you.

Before we get into details, let’s talk a bit about the alternatives, in case an end of bed bench isn’t exactly what you had in mind for this room. There are plenty of other options to choose from. For example, you could put a small dresser at the end of the bed to add some extra storage to the room and to frame the bed at the same time. Another idea can be to put a desk there or to opt for a small sofa and perhaps even a coffee table if there’s enough space.

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Match the bench to the bed for continuity and cohesiveness
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Or you can match the bench to the headboard
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Both the bench and the headboard add a dramatic touch to this glamorous bedroom decor
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Even if the bench matches the bed or the headboard, it still has its own identity
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Instead of a single upholstered bench you could have two ottomans at the foot of the bed
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The bench doesn’t have to be as wide as the bed. A smaller one can look really chic and cute

Even though you have all these options to choose from, they’re all pretty similar in the sense that what you really want is to find something to put at the end of the bed, whether the goal is to add storage to the room or to complete the decor from an aesthetic point of view. So let’s focus on the looks and on how you can successfully integrate a bedroom decor into an existing decor.

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You could use the bench at the end of the bed as a lounge chair for reading
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Pick up on a pattern or print in the room and use it on a matching bench
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The open space under the bench can be used for storage if desired
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You can even give the bench a back and armrests to make it more comfortable
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In a way, the bench is an extension of the bed and you can use it as such
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If you enjoy symmetry and matching decors, look for furniture sets that include a bed bench
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An end of bed bench can ground a room, enhancing its style and character
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The symmetry in this bedroom is quite inspiring and the bench is cute and quirky
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Even a small bedroom bench can impact the room in a big way
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For more comfort, you could choose a small sofa instead of a bench
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If the room is small, don’t clutter it with a large or ornate bed bench
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You can match the end of bed bench to your accent pillows or to an accent wall
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A small daybed or an upholstered lounge chair are also comfy alternatives to the bench
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Pick a color that complements the existing palette, like another shade of brown in this case
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You can have a bench even if you have a canopy or four poster bed
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In fact, you can take advantage of this style to create a bohemian room decor
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When there’s another, more eye-catching feature in the room, the bench is not a focal point
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Look at the big picture to make sure you get the proportions and style right
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Use the bench at the foot of the bed to enhance the clean lines of a modern bedroom
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Sometimes a bit of vintage charm can add glamour and luxury to a space
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A bedroom bench can serve as a seating area and can even be complemented with a small table
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The right texture or finish of a small bench or ottoman can turn out to be the missing element in a bedroom’s decor
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Play with geometric designs and forms and pair two hexagonal ottomans with a matching side table
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Or keep the lines clean and simple and let the headboard be the focal point
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A bench that perfectly matches the bed in size, style, material and color can actually be an extension of it
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Work with contrasts to make simple items stand out, like this wooden bench on the green carpet
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If you want, you can turn the bench at the foot of your bed into a sleeping area for your pet
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The bench placed in the continuation of the bed can be used as a dress area at the end of the day
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Match the bench to the bedding or duvet to have some cohesiveness in the room

The strategies you can use are numerous. For instance, you can use a bench for end of bed completeness as a focal point, making sure it contrasts with the bed and also with other elements in the room. The opposite strategy would be to make sure the bench blends in and in that case you can find a way to coordinate it with something else in the room like the curtains, the headboard or the area rug.

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Use the bench to store your extra pillows at night or keep extra blankets on it
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A good combo would be a bench with built-in storage inside of it
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If you opt for a glamorous and opulent bedroom decor, a bench is almost a must-have
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You can also place a bench at the end of the bed to achieve a symmetrical layout
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Choose an oval-shaped bench to complement the straight lines of the bed
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Bohemian and vintage decor suit bedrooms well, especially if you enjoy the feminine charm
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Think of the bench as a multifunctional accent piece which can adapt to your needs
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A chic and ornate decor such as this one just wouldn’t be complete without a bench
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In a way, there are more design combinations you can try when the bedroom includes an end of bed bench
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This bench matches the headboard but features a vertical pattern instead of a horizontal one

We mentioned storage a few times so let’s also give some specific examples. One way in which an end of bed storage bench can be useful is if you can put boxes or baskets under it or if it’s actually meant to be multifunctional this way. Speaking of this, you could use a trunk instead of an actual bench. Another option could be to have a bench with built-in shelves so you can store some books or extra pillows and blankets in there.

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You can place the bench at any distance from the bed, although usually they’re connected
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The bench doesn’t have to have the same height as the bed
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A bench lower than the bed often looks more casual and comfy
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As mentioned before, ottomans, stools or tables can be good alternatives to a bench
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Even a beanbag chair or ottoman can be placed at the foot of the bed, just like a bench

From a purely aesthetic and stylistic point of view, a bedroom storage bench can stand out if it has an interesting shape or if it introduces a new material or texture into the room. Actually, the storage issue is optional in these cases. A bench or its equivalent can add a dash of glamour to a bedroom’s decor by featuring a certain print or pattern or by being designed in a particular style.