A bedroom or vanity bench not only adds style to your bedroom, but it’s a functional piece that adds extra functionality to your bedroom, is a place to display or hold items, or just the right addition to fill in an additional huge bedroom. Bedroom benches also save your knees from knocking into the edge of the bed by directing you to walk around the other side.

Bring in glamor and luxury. Add a feminine touch with an upholstered and tufted seat for your bed or your vanity table. Make it look like it’s straight from a Hollywood Regency era by using a bench with antiqued mirror frame and legs. Maybe a subtle animal print like a cowhide bench is better suited for your tastes. Pair it with a cream or textured area rug underneath to make it stand out. A white tufted bench with tapered legs blends both classic and traditional perfect for partners who have contrasting tastes. Drape a suede throw blanket over it, as a finishing touch.

Create a fancy and functional footboard. If you find your bedroom too boxy and linear, add a curvy feature such as a demilune bench ideal for adding a playful curve to a very boxy looking bed. Feeling like your bed seems too dull? Play it up by using a bench with a fancy backrest to act as the bed’s footrest. If your bed already has a decorative headboard, choose a bench with a more subdued and simple backrest or a bench with a backrest that will match your bed’s headboard.If you’re tired of your ordinary and plain-looking bedroom, go straight out of the box by picking a bench to add character to your bedroom.

Going back to the basics. It doesn’t matter if your bed is full, king, or queen-sized. Even a single-sized bed can benefit from an ottoman. If you have a huge bed, putting two smaller benches or ottomans in the same design will work as an extended bench. If you want to go back to the basic and simple bench, embrace familiarity by using a linear wooden bench. It’s a fail-safe option that’s timeless and will look great in any room regardless of style. If your bench has clear space underneath, you can opt to put in basket bins for extra storage without looking like clutter. Whether it’s for putting on boots, laying out your outfits, putting on folded clothes, or a place for Felix the cat to lounge on, a bedroom bench is undoubtedly a great addition to a bedroom.