Getting dressed in the bedroom without a suitable surface to sit on is something we adapt to, whether that be using the bed to sit or doing a lot of awkward bending.
Of course, what you really need is a small bench that’s just the right height for putting on shoes, socks, etc but it’s one of those things that stays on your wish and you never get around to buying one.
It’s true, also, that not all solutions are ideal. Ottomans can be bulky an old-fashioned while traditional shoe benches don’t always suit a bedroom setting.
These small wing benches are ideal for this situation though. They’re just the right height, fabulously decorative and not too expensive either.
And, it may be a cliche but when you have one of these upholstered benches you really will wonder how you managed without?
Kare Design Patchwork Wing Bench – wing-arm bench with floral patchwork upholstery. W100 × D30 × H54 cm. £99 from amazon.co.uk
SOLEIL – Contemporary Chaise Pouffe Stool – chaise-style bench with a bold colour block upholstery. W101 × D30 × H51 cm. £104.99 from amazon.co.uk
Shabby Chic Chaise Pouffe Stool – wing bench upholstered with vintage floral and bold stripe fabrics. W101 × D30 × H52 cm. £104.99 from amazon.co.uk
Slagelse Upholstered Bench – Scandinavian style bench with splayed, round-tapered wooden legs. Upholstered with grey hopsack or chenille fabric. W127 × D47 × H54 cm. £101.99 – £107.99 from wayfair.co.uk
Tunbridge Wells Upholstered Bedroom Bench – bedroom bench seat with black stained wooden legs; upholstered with monochrome floral fabric. W103 × D30 × H55 cm. £128.99 from wayfair.co.uk
Upholstered Bedroom Bench – luxury bench seat upholstered with a tweed fabric mounted on solid mango wood legs. W100 × D33 × H52 cm. £139.99 from wayfair.co.uk
Velvet Patchwork Bench – padded bench with stained hardwood legs and vibrant patchwork fabric upholstery. W120 × D40 × H40 cm. £229 from myakka.co.uk
Sand Linen Upholstered Bench – French country-style boudoir bench with stout legs and thick cushion seat. Upholstered with sand coloured linen. W93 × D41 × H46 cm. £289 from notonthehighstreet.com
Tartan Upholstered Bench – grey tartan upholstered wing bench with thick turned wooden legs. W102 × D35 × H53 cm. £269 from amazon.co.uk