10 Accent Benches That Take Your Space to the Next Level

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When first furnishing your place, it's all about buying the essentials: a bed, a couch, a nightstand. But buying an accent bench just screams: I'm established and I'm here to decorate! Not that accent benches have no practical uses at all, of course. They're great catchalls and offer a place to sit when putting on your shoes. But for the most part, they're a decor accent with great impact and versatility. They work in most rooms, really, and accent benches can be utilized in such a wide variety of ways: in place of a coffee table, as dining table seating, as a spot to store shoes.

So now that you know more about the accent table's various uses, check out some of our favorites below.

1. Ikea Skogsta Acacia Bench, $79

If you're looking for a good deal on solid wood, this bench is for you. Plus, it's simple enough to match most decor styles.

2. Urban Outfitters Elle Woven Bench, $299

This woven boho bench is practically begging to sit at the end of your bed. Its beach-y basket-woven twine seat sits atop wood framing.

3. Jenni Kayne Oak Day Bench, $1,995


Minimalism never looked so pretty. Jenni Kayne's day bench is crafted in Los Angeles and is made of beautiful solid white oak and cotton rope. We can't think of a space this bench wouldn't improve.

4. Serena & Lily Carson Backless Bench, $758

The texture and pattern on this bench is undeniably striking, while still remaining relatively neutral. It's made of lampakanay fiber (a grass common to the Philippines) hand-wrapped around a solid mahogany frame — fancy.

5. Blu Dot Bank Mink Velvet Bench, $1,099

If you're looking for comfort, this modern velvet bench is the one for you.

6. Gene Accent Bench in Cream, $323.99

The acrylic legs of this bench make it look like it's floating. It's great at ensuring your space doesn't look cluttered.

7. Anthropologie Luxe Wool Bench, $698

This fluffy statement piece is made of Mongolian sheepskin. It's so cozy that your guests will actually want to sit on it.

8. Urban Outfitters Woven Bench, $169

This simple bench is made of mango wood with a jute seat. Try placing it in the foyer or mudroom, hanging hooks for your coats and bags above, and storing your most-worn shoes below.

9. Porthos Home Robin Midcentury Accent Bench in Blue, $102.81

If your home's style is midcentury, this bench will fit in effortlessly. It has a comfy cushioned seat atop solid wood legs.

10. Deny Designs Emanuela Carratoni Terrazzo Bench, $299

If you're looking for a statement piece, a bench with a patterned seat does the trick. This one incorporates one of our favorite trends: terrazzo.


Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.

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