Having a bench in your home can be an excellent accent piece because of how versatile and multipurpose they are. They can be used as a decorative piece, an extra seating area and/or both. Not only that, but they can be used all around the home as well. You can use them in the master bedroom, kids room, living room, and even outdoors on your porch. You can also decorate them in many numerous ways. Here are a few forms, you can decorate your home using a bench that will enhance your space.
At the End of a Bed
The end of a bed can be a confusing spot to place things in as you generally want a comfortable addition in the room that gives you an added seating space. That is when a bench will come in handy. A sleek bench gives you a comfortable seating area while also giving you beautiful visual in the room. Choose a bold colored bench for a pop of color.
A bench without any backing can be the perfect coffee table as it will double as a seating area when you are not using it as a table. If you have a small living room this is a great way to get extra seating in without cluttering the space. Choose a bench with texture for an added touch of personalization to the space.
Dining Table Addition
Instead of having a table with 4-6 chairs, consider have 2-3 chairs with a bench. A large bench can take a dining table to the next level as it makes the table seem more personal. It also gives you a larger, more-ample space for you with a more expanded seating area.
If you have an awkward corner adding a bench will fix this issue very quickly. The bench will give the space a double dimension as you will not see it as an “awkward corner” you will see it as a new space that you can decorate and even sit on from time to time. You may even want to add a table or books to make the space seem even more interesting to look at.
In the Bathroom
Believe it or not, a bench can also become part of your bathroom space. In fact, a bench is excellent as a vanity chair or as part of your sink area. If you do not have a vanity in your bathroom, but you do have a double sink a bench will work just as well in this space. Consider the bench as an added bonus to your bathroom.
One of our favorite ways of decorating with a bench is placing it outside. An outdoor bench is a great idea you can add season décor on it, and/or you can sit on it. The reason it works so well is because it allows you to have one or more pieces of furniture without cluttering the space. The idea is to have the bench become an additional décor aspect that becomes one of your favorite pieces in the outdoor space of your home.
In the Foyer
Regardless of how big or small, the home may be the foyer tends to be a smaller area. Which is great because you have the ability to incorporate a bench in that space. This can become a quick shoe area or even a coat rack for special events. The idea is to have the bench occupy the space to make it seem more included into the home.
Do you have a tight space in your home and have no idea how to occupy the area before it becomes cluttered? If the answer is yes, then a bench is exactly what you need. A small bench will take up the space while being chic and modern all at once. Add a few throw pillows for comfy appeal.
As a Divider
If you have an open floor plan there may not be a true divider between your kitchen, living room or dining room space. Instead of creating a division with your sofa or a dining table create a division with a bench. A bench will create the division in a sleek manner. So much so that many times you may not feel as if the bench divided the space in a huge way. However, you will see the difference immediately in the way your open floor plan appears.
Having a separate area for breakfast has become extremely popular in the recent years. The reason behind this is more and more kitchens are becoming larger. Therefore, there seems to be a huge extra area that can be used for multiple different things. Adding a breakfast nook with a bench as its main seating area is not only trendy, but it is versatile as well.
The versatility of a bench makes having one or more in the home always a great idea. Please let us know what is your favorite place to decorate with a bench in the comments below.