With absolute clarity I can tell you that if we were to have a bedroom bench, it would be covered in rejected clothing about 95percent of the time. (Much like our bedroom chair).
That said… Ever since I saw this Barrington Blue Kilim bench on a cupofjo house tour I have felt pretty confident I absolutely need a bedroom bench.
Not a bedroom, but a bench. (Image: Cup of Jo)
There is also, on Pinterest, one of those ubiquitous tutorials to make your own hairpin-legs-kilim-bench but that would definitely be a bridge too far.
Or would it…
Now that I start to look for some images online to justify my bedroom bench desires (especially in the face of my commitment to minimalism…) it turns out it is quite easy to get the bedroom bench quite wrong. Too clunky; wrong dimensions; too much velvet. But these are some pretty nice examples:
Image credit, Instagram @amberinteriors
Image: Pinterest. All in all a bit too much dark wood but still, surprisingly appealing
Given my mid century leanings it’s unsurprising that I am also a bit of a platform bench fan and they work pretty nicely in the bedroom context, as do these replicas:
Image: https://www.templeandwebster.com.au/George-Nelson-Replica-Platform-Bench-GEGNBNTW-TPWT1649.html (really, how do Australians get their interiors SO RIGHT?)
We have a bench from Swoon Editions in our hall that would probably work quite nicely in our bedroom, if I didn’t like its current location quite so much:
Ours is old, but Swoon still have a nice selection of benches. I quite like this one:
Obviously all interiors chat requires a cheeky look at IKEA, and if you google IKEA bedroom benches you will discover a wide array of hacks. However for those of us with limited time (and talent), I actually think their basic wood bench would look great as-is in a minimal bedroom.
And technically not a bench, but I do love the IKEA Stockholm coffee table in a bedroom:
That’s my first foray into bedroom benches. Have I convinced you?