There is nothing quite as elegant as a sitting area within the bedroom. Not only does it scream luxury and function, but it is also a practical way to maximize your space. The best part? You do not need a large bedroom to have a sitting area. Because there are so many options to choose from, you will undoubtedly be able to find a way to sit and sleep in the same room.
By adding seating in your bedroom, not only does your room serve as a space for sleeping and winding down in bed, but it can also serve as a haven of relaxation. Your seating area is now a place for you to put your feet up after a long day when you do not want to climb into bed just yet, a spot for you to get your morning started with a cozy blanket and a good book, and an area to form a mountain of clothing on laundry day.
For a luxurious feel, you could throw a bench or armchair in there. However, even a simple chair in the corner can do the trick for an average bedroom. You want to ensure, though, no matter which option you opt for, and you maintain the overall cohesive look of the bedroom. Keep reading to find out what to add, how, and where to add it!
Sitting Area Idea #1: Bench
At the top of our list is the classic bench. When you think “bedroom seating,” more likely than not, a bench is one of the first options to come to mind. This is because it is not only versatile, it is practical. The sheer amount of colours, textures, patterns and designs they come in ensures that you can find one that suits your room perfectly.
You can place it near your bedroom door if you would like a place to sit to take off your shoes. Placing it at the foot of your bed is a great way to create a sense of separation within your room. Perhaps you have a smaller room—not a problem! Opt for a bench that has storage (bonus if it has a shoe rack attached to the bottom) to store items such as extra blankets and pillows.
Sitting Area Idea #2: Chair bed
An unrated piece of furniture, the chair bed, optimize space while upholding functionality. During the day, it allows for the perfect seating arrangement as it acts like any other armchair on the market. During the night, though, it can unfold into another bed: perfect for family, friends, or yourself. Chair beds for small spaces are excellent if you have limited room. It gives you a place to sit and sleep even with minimal space in the bedroom.
Sitting Area Idea #3: Ottoman or footstool
If you would like a more lowkey, integrated way to incorporate seating in your room, an ottoman or footstool works just as well! This is a great way to add subtle seating in the quaintest rooms without taking up too much space.
Sitting Area Idea #4: Loveseat
A loveseat elongates the room rather than filling it in with shorter, bulkier items. Select a light cream palette with shades of grey, white, and eggshell to make the space more open. This is also a great way to incorporate more seating if you expect more guests in your bedroom.
Sitting Area Idea #5: Armchair
Armchairs come in various styles, patterns, and designs, so you will surely find one that suits your bedroom needs! Opt for an egg chair made of woven fibres for a more boho rustic look. Perhaps a rattan chair can match your aesthetic just as well.
If you would like a more open, airy vibe, you could select lighter fabrics, such as linen or cotton, for an armchair. If you are looking to give your room a vintage look, select tufted fabrics or thicker materials. The possibilities are endless!
Sitting Area Idea #6: Colourful chair
Be mindful of your chosen colours to ensure that your seating choice is integrated well. As we mentioned, selecting lighter, more neutral colours can make your room appear larger despite adding another piece of furniture. You can match a dark seating item with a dark bed frame or desk for something sleeker.
Sitting Area Idea #7: Corner chair
Often, the hardest part about adding seating to your bedroom is ensuring enough space for all your furniture without feeling cluttered. We recommend you put your armchairs (or other seating arrangements) in the corner.
Not only does this optimize the space in your room, but it also opens up the middle of your room, giving it the illusion of a larger area. This is also perfect if your chair is slightly incohesive with the rest of your room as it is not in the centre but catches your eye in the corner.