interiors & styling: Roundup : Ottomans & Benches for the End of Your Bed

Having lived in very small homes throughout our entire marriage, Emmett and I dreamt of all the possibilities our current home would provide just before moving in. It may sound silly, but one thing I was really looking forward to was having enough space at the end of the bed for a bench or a pair of ottomans. I love the finished and tailored look it adds to a bedroom. Here we are… a year and a half after moving in, and I have a bench at the foot of every single bed in our house. Haha! I really took that dream to heart, I guess. I’ve had fun shifting things around, styling our bedrooms, and enjoying the added functionality. Click through to check out two giant roundups of my favorite benches & ottomans, and take a peek into one of our guest rooms you haven’t seen in awhile. 


Let’s start with ottomans. I love the look of two ottomans nestled together at the foot of a bed. The below image is the guest room at our very first home.


I know these BIG roundups can get long and scrolley (yes- I made that word up), so I made things easy for you! To be directed to the source or to shop my finds, simply click on each ottoman below and a new window will open. No scrolling to the bottom, then back up again.  Easy peasy!

Which ones are your favorites? If I had to choose- I’d say #1, #2, #11, and #15 are my top contenders! I tried to find a good mix of varying styles and price.

I scored those velvet ottomans, pictured above, at an estate sale and still regret not bringing them with us across the country when we moved to Utah. I never should’ve sold those beauties!


Ready to talk benches? Obviously I already shared the scoop on my new bench that arrived earlier this month (in this blog post). It’s amazing how it pulled together our master bedroom and made me love this space a little more.

To be directed to the source or to shop my finds, just click on each bench pictured in the collage below.

I’m all ears to hear your favorites from this one! #1 is surprisingly affordable and I really like the modern shape. My other top choices include: #2, #9, #10, #15, and #16.

I scored the above bench on Facebook Marketplace four or five months ago. The brass clawfoot casters is what sucked me in on this piece! It’s currently living at the foot of one of our guest beds. This is the bedroom we were supposed to tackle last year, but it kept getting put on the back burner. It will definitely make the renovation list this year. Stay tuned!

Below, you’ll see another guest room… we actually have quite a few guest bedrooms, four total (well technically five, but our workout equipment resides in one and we use it as a home gym). Anyway, if you like getting thrifty (like me), and you missed my tutorial on how to upholster a bench, it’s a must-save! I reupholstered the bench below and it looks a thousand times better.

Do you have anything at the foot of your bed? Are you team bench or team ottoman? Does your bedroom have enough space to add a piece of furniture to the foot or your bed to ground the vignette? I feel like we’re living in luxury over here with all of this space. We’re definitely not used to it quite yet.


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