Whether you’re designing your bedroom from scratch or refreshing it with a new look, a bench at the end of the bed is one of our top bedroom essentials. Stylistically, an end of bed bench is a luxurious finishing accent. It adds a polished look to your bed and bedroom, and it also provides a seat for putting on and taking off shoes as well as a surface for holding any extra pillows and blankets at night.
However, with so many bedroom bench options available, it can get overwhelming when shopping for one that meets your style and needs. Do you go with an upholstered bench or one of the more practical storage benches? Or should you pick a pair of stools or ottomans instead? What are bench sizes that work with queen beds?
Bench dimensions in relation to your bed size is key. (For the record, a queen bed should be paired with a bench that’s about 45” wide, and 60-65” wide for a king. And there should be 6”-8” of bed on both ends of the bench.) Additionally, your bench should be the same height as, or lower (not higher) than, your bed.
To help you find the right size bench for your bed, we’ve devised this handy bench to bed frame size guide, along with a roundup of our designers’ favorite benches below.
The Best End of Bed Bench Size for Each Mattress Size
- Full Size Beds = 46” max
- Queen Size Beds = 48” max
- King Size Beds = 64” max
- California King Beds = 60” max
Keep reading to see our designers’ top picks for end of bed benches in every style.
Best Wood Benches
Wood benches go with any style space or furniture. They’re a reliable option for an end of bed bench that’s long-lasting, easy to clean, and simple to style up with pillows, throws, and accents.
Saige Mid-Century Bench, Greenville
Why We Love It: Simple, polished, and airy, this modern bench adds practical seating without being bulky. The rich walnut wood tone adds instant warmth and pairs nicely with many different palettes, while the open base provides lots of extra storage room for baskets and boxes underneath.
Perfect for… Modern and contemporary bedrooms with a neutral palette.
Sango Bench, Noir
Why We Love It: The unique design of this bench makes it a sculptural statement in any bedroom. Substantial in size, this bench provides both bold form and practical function with its three separate seats. The honey-tone munggur wood also adds a touch of natural beauty and warmth.
Perfect for… Neo-traditional style bedrooms with a mix of classic-trad and modern elements.
Dakota Bench, Crate & Barrel
Why We Love It: This clean-lined bench has a perfectly minimalist look. It adds practical function without taking up room both physically and visually. The neutral ashy wood tone also works well with other neutrals, making it easy to mix with any style furniture or space.
Perfect for… Minimalists and contemporary bedrooms with lots of organic and neutral designs.
Callie Woven Bench, Hyde Park
Why We Love It: With its woven seat, this bench brings a bold eclectic look to the bedroom. The two-tone hues and woven texture add visual interest, and they make the bench stand out alongside natural-wood pieces. Mix it with other colorful textural accents, like a sheepskin rug or kilim pouf.
Perfect for… Rustic, eclectic, and boho style rooms with a mix of chic, colorful, and organic designs.
Best Upholstered Benches for Bedrooms
Plush upholstered benches offer the greatest range of style options, from solid colors to patterned designs. They’re luxe end of bed benches that add major warmth, texture, and color.
Cavett Leather Bench, Crate & Barrel
Why We Love It: A classic Mid-century style bench with a neutral color palette, it’s a polished and plush addition to the foot of any bed. The upholstered leather top adds a cool industrial vibe and is also easy-to-clean. It’s a great investment piece since leather is durable and ages nicely over time.
Perfect for… Any modern bedrooms with a Mid-Century style furniture mix.
Channel Velvet Bench, Crate & Barrel
Why We Love It: Topped with a bold-green velvet seat, this clean-lined bench adds a modern and glamorous look to a queen bed. The soft velvet makes it a great end of bed bench that can do double-duty as a reading seat or a catchall for clothes and pillows. It also pairs nicely with other green accents for a lush and calming look.
Perfect for… Glamorous and nature-inspired bedrooms with lots of botanical and green elements.
Sweden Bench, Noir
Why We Love It: With its natural wood, cream fabric upholstery, and nailheads, this bench has a timeless antiqued look that easily works with a wide range of color palettes. The open rectangular design is classic and elegant, and it’s substantial in size so it’s best suited for a large bedroom.
Perfect for… Rustic and transitional style spaces with lots of natural wood bedroom furniture.
Terrace Bench, Vivid Arts
Why We Love It: The turned brass legs give this bench a majorly glam form. Paired with a pink patterned seat top, this bench is at once chic, colorful, and compact so you can easily pull it into a large or small bedroom. It’s the perfect fun companion to any size bed.
Perfect for… Glam, Mid-Century, or even eclectic style rooms that have lots of warm pops of color.
Dechlan Bench, Scout Home
Why We Love It: Light and airy, this x-framed bench from Scout Home is a stylish addition to any traditional or rustic bedroom. The neutral upholstered seat, silver nailheads, and warm-wood frame make it versatile and easy to work into any color scheme. Try mixing it with other traditional wood and metal accents.
Perfect for… Traditional and rustic interiors with sleek lighting, luxe accents, and rich woods.
Lucas Long Leather Bench, Global Views
Why We Love It: A Mid-century style bench with a balanced shape. You get the best of all worlds with the angular carved wood frame and sumptuous white-leather upholstered seat. It adds a sculptural look at the end of a bed or it’s equally stylish and bold set against a wall along the bed.
Perfect for… Minimalists who love the Scandinavinan-inspired Mid-Century look.
Acrylic & Velvet Bench, CB2
Why We Love It: It doesn’t get more glam and chic than an acrylic bench topped with a plush velvet seat. The acrylic base gives the bench a visually minimal look that makes it practical in smaller rooms, and the clear frame also makes it a piece that can be easily paired with any size or style bed.
Perfect for… Mid-Century lovers who also love a glam, modern touch in their decor.
Goat Leather Bench, Precita Home
Why We Love It: A stylish combination of rustic ribbed leather with tapered modern wood legs, this compact bench packs a bold look at the end of a bed. The warm wood tone and tan-leather is a great way to add a pop of color and texture to a neutral bed and white bedding.
Perfect for… Modern rustic bedrooms anchored in earth tones, organic wood, and light fabrics.
Leather Director’s Bench, CB2
Why We Love It: The smooth leather seat with an old-school collapsing X-frame bench makes this a compact and convenient seat at the foot of any bed. The leather-and-metal combination and the hand-assembled and sewn aspect of the bench also gives it a cool industrial vibe.
Perfect for… Rustic and industrial style rooms with a mix of simple designs and natural materials.
Pax Bench, Crate & Barrel
Why We Love It: A stylish classic bench with a clean-lined frame that’s made extra-bold with a striped upholstered seat. The striped fabric adds visual interest to a bedroom without coming off as too colorful, while the mango-wood frame offers a touch of warmth.
Perfect for… Neutral palette rooms and modern bedrooms with clean-lined furniture and decor.
Arlo Bench, Nuevo
Why We Love It: A chic bench featuring walnut wood and charcoal tufted upholstery, this is classic Mid-Century style at its finest. Anchor the foot of a bed with this bench to add bold texture and a sumptuous place to sit, lay down a tray, or to hold extra clothes and pillows.
Perfect for… Modern or traditional bedroom with lots of neutral upholstery and textile accents.
Aliser Double Bench, Ludlow Living
Why We Love It: This durable woven rattan bench brings a tropical-inspired look to the bedroom. At the foot of the bed, it’s a bedroom seating area all on its own, with its plush removable cushion and settee-like arms. It’s a sumptuous bench that’s not heavy looking thanks to the open woven rattan.
Perfect for… Eclectic, boho, and coastal style bedrooms and spaces with kids and pets.
Mid-Century Wing Bench, Nyla Home
Why We Love It: With tapered legs, a tufted seat cushion, and winged sides, this curvy Mid-Century style bench brings an elevated look to any bedroom. It’s a great bench to balance out a more classic wood bed and it will instantly brighten a room with a crisp, design-forward look and feel.
Perfect for… Mid-century style and minimalist rooms with simple wood pieces and graphic accents.
Best End of the Bed Storage Benches
These seats have hidden storage compartments and provide the best bedroom storage. As an end of bed bench, you can stow blankets and linens out of sight but always within easy reach.
Sydney Trunk, Scout Home
Why We Love It: This leather bench has the sleek look of an industrial Mid-Century seat but comes with added hidden storage that makes it a stylish storage essential for the bedroom. It’s low-maintenance given the leather upholstery and the blue hue makes it easy to mix into any space.
Perfect for… Spacious modern rooms that can fit larger bedroom benches and clean-lined pieces.
Clutch Bench, CB2
Why We Love It: Plush and substantial in size, this chic storage bench in blush upholstery is sure to be a showstopper at the foot of any bed. The top lifts off to reveal a deep cavity that’s perfect for storing bedding, pillows, purses, shoes, and other clothing. The blush also blends beautifully with other color palettes—it isn’t too bold or too subdued and works perfectly as a neutral.
Perfect for… A large bedroom of any style, from minimalist to eclectic and Mid-Century.
Lorraine Storage Bench, Pottery Barn
Why We Love It: This is as classic as storage benches get. It comes with a tufted cushion top, clean-lined design, traditional wood feet, and a deep hidden compartment inside. The cream upholstery is the perfect neutral for mixing with any color scheme and the substantial size of the bench makes it super practical as a seat and storage piece.
Perfect for… Traditional and rustic rooms with a king size bed, which works best with this bench.
Best End of the Bed Stools
The most versatile end of bed bench option, stools are great if you want pieces that are small-space friendly. They’re easy to move around and usually work best in pairs.
Malibu Accent Stool, Pottery Barn
Why We Love It: These rustic stools come with natural wood frames and woven jute seats that give them an organic warmth. At the end of a bed, these bedroom benches add an earthy vibe and make for convenient surfaces for clothes and books. Try two placed side-by-side for a balanced look.
Perfect for… Boho and modern eclectic bedrooms outfitted with lots of natural textures and accents.
Leather Stool, Baylin
Why We Love It: The industrial X-frame in dark metal and warm-leather sling seats make these chic stools for in and out of the bedroom. At the foot of the bed, a pair instantly adds a sleek modern look. Lightweight and easy to fold away, they’re also ideal bench options for small bedrooms.
Perfect for… Modern, industrial, and rustic style rooms where bold materials are the spotlight.
Best Ottomans for the End of the Bed
For something more substantial than stools and benches, ottomans are the way to go. Spacious, kid-friendly, and made for lounging, ottomans can make for a great end of bed bench that’s chic, durable, and long-lasting for years to come.
Lounge Deep Storage Ottoman, Crate & Barrel
Why We Love It: A classic and simple ottoman with a deep storage compartment inside, this substantial piece adds a clean-lined and crisp look to the foot of any bed. The neutral upholstery works in any space, and hidden casters let you move it as needed.
Perfect for… Spacious modern minimalist rooms large enough to fit a king sized bed, which works best proportionally with this ottoman.
Pacey Leather Ottoman, Jofran
Why We Love It: With a clean-lined metal base and a tufted leather top, this industrial-style ottoman adds instant statement style and warmth to a bed. The dark hues of the bench work with a range of color palettes and schemes, and the open base offers extra storage for boxes, bins, and baskets.
Perfect for… Modern rustic spaces with a mix of industrial and contemporary furnishings.
Best End of Bed Trunks
Trunks have been used in bedrooms for centuries. They offer more storage than benches and a trunk or chest generally has a versatile design that’s easy to mix with furnishings in various styles. As an end of bed bench, they’re durable, timeless, and unexpected.
Maynard Trunk, C2C Home
Why We Love It: Equal parts classic and rustic, this natural wood trunk with metal details brings a vintage-inspired look to the bedroom. It can work with a range of color palettes, from light and airy to rich and warm, and it offers tons of interior storage that makes it a timeless and practical piece.
Perfect for… Traditional and modern bedrooms with lots of natural textures and vintage accents.
Acacia Trunk, CB2
Why We Love It: For a sleek modern trunk, this clean-lined trunk made with richly hued acacia wood is a chic update of classic old chests. It adds warmth to a bedroom without feeling too bold, and it blends seamlessly with other wood and modern furnishings as well as high-contrast accents.
Perfect for… Modern, minimalist, and rustic rooms that have a good mix of contemporary designs.
Best End of Bed Poufs
Soft, versatile, and easy to maneuver, poufs are perfect benches for small spaces. A pair is the easiest (and most affordable) way to create an end of bed bench that adds color, pattern, and texture. There are also endless pouf options, so you’re sure to find ones that match your style.
Nautical Pouf, Precita Home
Why We Love It: You can’t go wrong with poufs in classic blue-and-white stripes. A pair of these nautical-style poufs will bring a relaxed and airy look to the foot of your bed and the simple cube shape makes it easy to move around and decorate with other laid-back furnishings.
Perfect for… Rustic, coastal, and traditional bedrooms with a mix of white-washed and relaxed furnishings.
Explore our gallery for more Bedroom Design Ideas!
Try On Benches For The End of The Bed