The traditional fabric-covered bench is a design staple, but consider these other options.
1. Add a Dresser
In a London master bedroom by Allegra Hicks, a dresser at just the right height provides extra storage space.
2. Choose Bright Ottomans
In this Manhattan bedroom, a pair of ottomans are upholstered in Coach suedes.
3. Create a Seating Area
In the master bedroom of Jackie Astier’s Manhattan apartment, a Danish settee and cocktail table round out the space.
4. Use a Trunk
In the master bedroom of a ranch house in the Hamptons designed by Sharon Simonaire, a trunk offers luxurious storage.
5. Style a Bench
In an Upper East Side apartment designed by Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer, an English mahogany bench is decorated with a selection of books.
6. Feature a Daybed
In a California home by Chad Eisner, a master bedroom daybed creates a relaxing space.
7. Bring In Texture
In a master bedroom by Kelly Wearstler, smaller fur stools create contrast at the foot of the bed.
(via Good Housekeeping)