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How to incorporate an occasional chair or bench into a bedroom

An occasional chair or bench is an excellent way to add a new style reference, a different texture, to introduce a new colour, or even enhance an existing colour scheme in any room but particularly the bedroom.

It is important to coordinate the style, colour and texture to complement your existing décor. When shopping for an accent chair, it is advisable to choose something versatile which will have a possible place in more than one area of the room – this way your stylish chair will not be limited to one space within the bedroom, prohibiting future rearrangements of furniture.

Accent chairs come in various styles, shapes and sizes – allowing you the chance to incorporate your own stylish flair into your bedroom. They provide an excellent opportunity to showcase your personality and may become a focal point in any bedroom.

It should go without saying, that a bedroom with limited floor space should not have large and overpowering furniture – a chair without arms or a compact tub chair would be ideal in this situation. By contrast, a large bedroom with an empty corner could benefit from the visual focus of a larger accent chair.

An accent chair in the bedroom can provide an area of calm and wind down before the evening ahead. Offering a place to relax and read a book, the newspaper or scroll through socials. 

An ideal use for a chair in a bedroom is as a dressing table chair, over the years dressing tables have remained a staple within a bedroom or dressing room however one is not complete without the perfect chair.

Something to consider when choosing a chair for a dressing table is the seat height, does your chair sit at the right height for your dresser? An armless chair, low slung chair – the slipper chair was originally designed to be used in the dressing rooms of wealthy ladies.

Overall, placing a chair or bench in a bedroom is the ideal solution for smaller spaces, tucking easily into neat corners, or can be a showcased centre piece, making a stylish and streamlined feature.


Here are some additional tips for adding an occasional chair or bench to your bedroom:

  • Place it in a strategic location. You want the chair to be in a place where you can relax and enjoy it. You may want to place it near a window or a reading lamp. Or a bench could be best suited to the end of the bed.
  • Add some personal touches. This could include pillows, blankets, or flowers.
  • Keep the space clean and organised. Make sure to vacuum and dust the chair regularly.

By following these tips, you can add an occasional chair to your bedroom and make it a more stylish and inviting space.

No matter what type of occasional chair you choose, adding one to your bedroom can be a great way to add comfort and style to the space.