Our favorite pieces to shop for, both for KKH and for our own home, are the sorts of pieces that do double duty. Any good piece of furniture should look good, and of course, serve a function, but the best pieces, in our minds, are the ones that are multi-functional. This is especially important in smaller spaces, where storage comes at a premium. We love media consoles that can also function as dressers in a space that has to tick multiple boxes, and poofs that can operate both as coffee tables or extra seating.
One of our very favorite multi-purpose pieces is the bench. Decorating with benches is easy, in part because they fit in just about anywhere. They're a great piece for the entryway, where they can function as a place to put boots on in the early mornings, or a place to sit and chat with the kids before school. T In the living room, they can be used as a footstool, a coffee table, extra seating…the possibilities are endless! They're an even better piece for the bedroom; we love nothing more than good bench flanking the foot of a bed (don't even get us started on how much we love a pair of x-benches at the foot!). Benches in the bedroom are the perfect fit. They don't take up a ton of space, they tuck in nicely at the end of the bed, under the window, or even in a tight corner. They're a great way to add some extra storage, they're handy when you get dressed in the morning, and can be a great place to lay out clothing the night before. And of course, the space underneath offers extra storage (might we suggest a few baskets to place underneath?).
If you're one of those people that has trouble deciding which pieces to splurge on, trust us on this: a bench is always a good idea.
We've put together a roundup of seven benches for the bedroom in various design styles, including French Country, Industrial Loft, Hollywood Regency, and more. With this list, finding the perfect bench for your bedroom is easy. And, even better, we've got a whole lot more pretty where these came from.