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Upholstered Benches

Adding an upholstered bench to your room is a great way to add style, storage and a little extra seating. An ottoman, stool, hallway bench 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 upholstered benches come in eye-catching designs and colours.

What is an upholstered bench?

An upholstered bench is a type of bench which has a soft, padded covering. They are often decorative, can be used as seating and some benches have a storage compartment too.

What is an upholstered bench seat used for?

Bedroom benches can add style and function to your bedroom. 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. They are also a great solution if you need extra storage in the bedroom; find one with a hinged lid and tuck away extra linens and blankets. Whilst they are a great addition to the bedroom, they can also be used for dining. Beyond their most obvious use of extra seating in the kitchen, upholstered benches with storage can provide a place to store excess kitchen equipment or balance out the room’s furnishings.

What size should I look for?

When choosing a size, first think about where you want to put it, as well as what you have space for. An upholstered bench should fall in line with the furnishings, not overpower it. If your bedroom doesn't have a lot of extra space, look for small benches 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, and make sure the height and width is in proportion to the surrounding furniture. Upholstered bench seats with high backs provide an elegant and comfortable way of seating, whether you place them in the hallway, living room or in your kitchen.

What style should I consider?

Consider your current décor when choosing the colours, materials or sizes of an upholstered bench. If you like contemporary, choose 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. If you simply want something comfortable, find a bench with a cushioned seat and padded back or sides for it to double as a relaxing place to sit.

Whether you want an upholstered bench for the design element, extra seating or the storage space, Houzz is bound to have the perfect one for you and your home. Be sure to browse our lovely range of other indoor benches.
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