As an alternative to larger seating pieces like sofas, benches offer a surprising amount of versatility. If you're looking for a beautiful bench to serve as an accent piece or add functional seating space in a small area, west elm has what you need. From warm wooden styles to chic metal-and-velvet options, our collection of benches displays a wide range of aesthetic choices to consider as part of your drive to achieve the best interior design possible. These benches range from the luxe and glam to the functional and casual, meaning there’s sure to be an option that works for your needs in any room of the house.


From the bedroom to a hallway in need of some accessorizing, benches provide a simple solution to a range of different interior design issues. Our benches are designed to balance utility with style, which makes it easy to slot them into empty or underused spaces as part of a home decor and design revitalization project. With their small stature and practical purpose, benches can give you a reason to sit and enjoy more of the different parts of your home than you did before. If you want benches to fit in with different rooms that have different decor styles, you can simply pick and choose from the available options in this category to find the right match.


Benches can also be helpful for decorating living rooms and other spaces in a new home. If you’re just moving into a new space and you aren't yet sure what to do with a small area by a window, for example, consider setting up a little seating nook using a bench. Benches fill in well where there are no built-in window seats so you can relax and enjoy your surroundings without having to add built-in structures to your new place. If you decide to use that area by the window for something else later on, your bench is versatile enough to be repurposed for another seating area in a different room.


Our collection of benches includes several styles that are ideal for end-of-bed placement in your master or guest bedrooms. Having a place to sit at the end of the bed is a little luxury that can add some comfort into your day as you get ready for the day ahead. End-of-bed furniture pieces can also make themselves useful by offering some additional storage, and we do have a selection of benches that have shelves, drawers and other interior compartments that you can use to stow books, blankets and other bedroom accoutrements. You can make your end-of-bed bench even more cozy by adding pillows and a throw blanket, which you can always use to build up your bed for extended lounge time.


Benches are a fantastic choice for a full entryway setup. If you want to encourage guests and family members to take off their shoes before moving beyond your mudroom or foyer, a bench can be a great way of making everyone more comfortable with your request. Adding accessories such as a shoe rack and hooks for hanging up coats and bags adds further utility to an entryway space. You can even choose luxurious furniture pieces for this part of the house to make the first impression upon entry one of glamour and beauty.


Our offerings in this product category are quite diverse, ranging from classic wooden mid-century styles to mixed-medium options that blend an air of comfort with industrial inspiration. Though benches aren’t the largest furniture pieces, they can have quite an impact from both a functional and style standpoint. Start looking for your ideal balance of elements now by browsing through our collection of fashionable, functional benches.

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