We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. The plush lines of a cushioned bench seat or the rustic texture of a wood dining bench are elements that add a functional dimension to a space while making it personalized to you. At Lulu and Georgia, our well-designed and thoughtfully curated collection of benches are perfect for your home, offering both elevated style and individual personality.
Benches are often one of the last items you choose when styling a space—and sometimes overlooked entirely—but they offer versatile appeal. As flexible seating, a surface for decor, or just a rich layer of texture, benches can add dynamic appeal to your entire home, from the bedroom to transitional spaces or living areas to a casual dining space. Perhaps you have a hallway or entryway in need of an easy place to sit or drop your things, or maybe you are shopping for bedroom benches for convenience dressing or to give your pet a spot to settle. From a traditional-looking cushioned bench to the sculptural silhouette of a sleeker design, benches offer almost endless opportunities for practical appeal and styling potential. It can be helpful to consider some essential styling principles before diving in.
Not sure what style fits your look and home best when searching for benches? Don’t worry; we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below on inspiration when browsing, styling tips, and explore our line of modern benches for living room, dining room, and bedroom layouts.
Consider Your Space
A good bench can have eye-catching appeal, but it should also blend seamlessly into the space it is placed. That means finding a size that fits the area, considering a design that makes sense for the use, and perhaps most importantly, choosing a style that echoes and elevates the existing aesthetic. Be open to taking a risk on a style you love—whether it’s a chic upholstered bench for your casual, California feel or a rough-hewn, whitewashed wood bench for a cool, coastal look. While many designs are versatile enough to style in any space, there are some considerations to keep in mind depending on the room.
Style by Room
A cushioned bench seat can make an excellent bedroom bench because the soft profile and plush texture can be a natural touch to the foot of your bed. Our Tate Bench has delicate lines for an inviting, cozy look and comes in a range of luxe upholstery options so you can tailor it to your aesthetic. In a more airy bedroom space, you may opt for the natural texture of woven or rattan bench for textural contrast with a lightweight feel. Bedroom benches can also be styled at the side of the room and hold anything from cozy throws to sculptural accents.
Seating is sometimes a secondary concern in an entryway or transitional space, where a bench is primarily an aesthetic addition. See how our Arlene Bench has a rustic, natural wood grain finish and almost looks like a low side table. That is great for styling plants or books while also having a convenient place to sit for taking off shoes or a welcome greeting from a pet or loved one. If you are styling a bench in a transitional area but also want the option for additional seating when entertaining, consider an upholstered bench or cushioned bench for a more comfortable lounge. For a bench you can float in the middle of the room, consider a silhouette without a back so you can style it without sectioning space off, creating a dynamic flow that invites a loose social feel.
Dining benches come in all sorts of styles. A lightweight, wood dining bench can be a versatile option to stash under the dining table in a compact space. Upholstered benches with backs, on the other hand, can offer a fresh addition to a breakfast nook or casual dining room. Our Lucia Dining Bench offers an upholstered bench seat that you can pair with a smaller table for a cozy, laid-back, and utterly unique dining area. Nobody knows the look and flow of your living spaces like you—no matter the room, choose a bench that you love.
Bring the Indoors, Out
One of the easiest ways to transform any outdoor area into your favorite new hangout is by styling an outdoor rug and bringing in stylish seating. Consider styling an outdoor bench for an added layer of texture and practical appeal in a garden or patio. A bench is great because it provides ample seating in a streamlined profile. Our indoor / outdoor benches are designed to hold up to the elements so you can add a chic touch to your family time or next gathering. To keep your outdoor furniture in the best shape, make sure to pay attention to any special care instructions. In general, it is good to cover furniture with outdoor covers when left outside during inclement weather or when not it is not in use.
Whichever way you decide to style it, remember that benches allow you the flexibility to showcase your design aesthetic. They give you a chance to showcase your individuality with little touches of nuanced taste. Loved ones and visitors can then immediately get a sense of who you are by how you layer these streamlined, woven, and upholstered benches into your design aesthetic.When you shop for benches for the living room and other spaces online at Lulu and Georgia, you will find pieces that complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. Whether you are looking to find a sleek bedroom bench to add practical and visual appeal to your room or a statement-making upholstered bench seat to complement the look of your living space, we have a curated selection to choose from. Check out our Shop by Room page for more ideas and inspiration on creating stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less