More than just a place to sleep, your bedroom should be a space where you can escape and relax at the end of the day. One great way to make that happen? Incorporating a comfortable place to sit.
But where is the best place to put seating in a bedroom and what kind of seating should you look for?
Every bedroom is different, so we rounded up seven of our favorite ways to incorporate seating in your bedroom. Read on to see which one works for you.
For the Foot of Your Bed
The foot of your bed is a great place to have a seat. There are several options you can try here, depending on how much space you have to work with.
Try a Bench
Place a bench at the foot of your bed to create an instant and easy spot to rest.
These make for a convenient perch to put on and take off your shoes and are a perfect catchall for holding bags, clothes, extra pillows and shams from your bed and even stacks of books.
Stylist Tip: Choose a bench that is the same width as your bed or slightly smaller so that it feels like an extension of your bed rather than a piece that overtakes the room.
Try a Pair of Ottomans
If you’re looking for bedroom pieces that feel like less of a spatial commitment, a pair of matching ottomans are a great solution.
Smaller than a bench, ottomans work well in tighter spaces. They are also easy to move around, and can be pulled into other rooms if you need extra seating in a pinch.
Stylist Tip: If you have a small bedroom, look for ottomans with open bases to keep your space looking light and open. Or, if you’re in need of extra storage, try a pair of storage ottomans instead.
Try a Comfy Chair
Bring the comforts of your living room into your bedroom by creating a mini lounge area at the foot of your bed.
Pairing a deep, comfy club chair with a small side table instantly gives your bedroom an intimate and cozy atmosphere. If your space allows for it, opt for matching chairs to create a conversation area for two.
For Vanity Seating
Make getting dressed more comfortable. Here’s a few ways to add seating to create a cozy vanity area in your bedroom.
Tuck an Armchair by Your Mirror
If you have a spacious bedroom, consider placing a plush armchair next to a floor mirror, to create a comfy corner dressing area.
This is a great way to fill out an empty corner and add a warmth to your bedroom, all while creating a spot to that makes get ready every day fun.
Stylist Tip: Consider an armchair with a high back and slope arms that gives you room to comfortably slip on shoes or simply pile on clothes and other accessories while you get ready.
Try Snuggling in a Side Chair
If you’re tight on space, try placing a side chair next to your dresser or vanity.
This can be a great spot to put on your shoes before dashing out, or can be a simple spot to hang your bag or jacket right as you enter your bedroom.
Stylist Tip: Consider a one-off vintage chair or look for a pair of dining chairs, which you can use separately in different spaces. A distinctive chair will truly shine in this scenario and add unexpected style to your space.
For a Reading Nook
Create a designated space for reading by tucking seating away in corners or under windows.
Try a Chair by Your Nightstand
Place a sumptuous armchair next to your bed to give yourself a private reading nook where you can take full advantage of being near your nightstand.
Aim for a chair with a wide seat and big, comfy cushions. Because the chair alone will occupy an entire corner beside your bed, a larger scale armchair that feels substantial will help fill out the space while also providing a comfy seat where you can spend hours with a book.
Stylist Tip: Go with an armchair that contrasts with the rest of your room for a piece that stands out and adds a little unexpected punch.
Try a Settee
In a generously sized master bedroom, try placing a settee or lounge below a window.
By creating a seating area like this one, you’ll also turn your bedroom into a space you’ll enjoy spending time in as opposed to one where you simply just rest.
Stylist Tip: Rather than a sofa, opt for a settee that seats two or three, which slightly more compact in size so it fits nicely in a bedroom. This provides you with space to also bring in other furnishings to round out the seating area, like a cocktail table and a bookcase.