15 of the Best Upholstered Benches
Upholstered benches are great at the end of a bed, along a long hallway, or in a corner of the living room. A little extra soft seating is always a nice thing to have, and they’re great in a pinch when you have guests in need of a place to perch. The upholstered benches below would be great options if you’ve been thinking about adding one to your home. They may even inspire to you find a spot for one! (For our favorite unupholstered benches, see part one of this article.)
- First designed in 1949, Jens Risom’s bench is back in production and would look great in a variety of homes. The off-center cushion is killer.
- Whoa. That’s a showstopper, right there.
- Florence Knoll’s mid-century design still feels right today, and you can customize the leather color to fit your decor (though that aqua is just stunning).
- If lemon yellow with a white base isn’t your thing, customize this beauty with 10 options for the base and even more for the fabric.
- A standard bench shape gets a large-scale windowpane fabric for a fun update.
- A demilune shape is a nice alternative to all of those boxy rectangles out there. So pretty.
- The faux-bamboo base with its tapered legs gives this traditional tufted bench a light, refined feeling.
- The distressed paint finishes available are a nice way to bring in a little color without going ultra modern or too shabby chic.
- There are so many fabrics available for this bench, and with a choice of seven finishes, you can be sure you’ll find a combination that works for you.
- Wouldn’t this be fun at the foot of a bed? And so soft.
- Sometimes furniture with hidden storage doesn’t do such a great job of hiding it at all, but this bench manages to keep the proportions in check and avoids that problem beautifully.
- Velvet tufting, in a lovely blue hue.
- The boxy base is a nice counterpoint to more traditional tufting on top, and this bench would fit in well with a variety of styles.
- There are two other fabrics available, both with a darker base, but the combination of this ikat print and the cerused wood finish is a winning one.
- Simple lines, but with charming carved details and a mix of cotton and jute.
Do you prefer a high-backed bench, or one with no back at all? I’m drawn to the drama of that crazy second bench, myself.