You guys. I love benches. I realize that's a slightly strange statement, so let me explain myself a bit.
Benches are incredibly versatile pieces. I have far too many of them in my own home, and I'm just fine with that. You can sit on them, stack books on them, throw pillows (and clothes) on them. They fill in random nooks and corners, and they provide extra seating. They can be design heroes. But my favorite kind of bench is one that has lots of beautiful visual texture too. Which is why we're bringing you this woven benches roundup today!
My favorite spot for a good woven bench is in the bedroom. You've already got a lot of soft textiles in there, so fabric is just more fabric. But a plain hardwood bench can (but not always) feel a bit plain or out of place. Woven textures are the perfect bridge, and a great way to add new visual interest in the room.
For how versatile they are, most benches really don't have to break the bank! If you're lucky you can even find some cool vintage ones in good shape on places like Etsy. But if you're going for something new, here are a dozen of the best.
1. serena & lily | 2. all modern | 3. mcgee & co | 4. cb2 | 5. serena & lily | 6. scandinavian designs | 7. room & board | 8. rachel ashwell | 9. target | 10. jayson home | 11. world market | 12. danish design store
There are so many goodies here, it's hard to know where to start! But I think function is a good place. And measurements of course! Because our bedroom is so small, with an awkward layout, I like hunting for benches like the one from here from World Market that are more of a dining bench style and therefore, skinnier! This one might have to replace our current bench because I like the additional length so much!
I'm also going to call out that last bench because it's the only one with that gorgeous caning! Oh, and the leather bench from Serena & Lily is a markdown, so if you love it, you better snatch it up! I almost got this one for our living room a while back, and now that it's a lower price... definitely considering it again.
Pro tip: always keep you eyes open at Urban Outfitters and Target for pieces like these at incredible pricing that will go SUPER fast! As long as you're not using cheaper pieces for everyday seating, they'll be just fine.