We can't wait to show you our favorite bench decorating ideas. No matter if you have a bench already at home or if you are planning on purchasing one, we want to show you inspiration on decorating with benches.
In this post, we don't want to just show you bench decorating ideas, but also where in your home is a great place to have a bench.
Gather your home decor together and let us show you how to arrange it on your bench to make it aesthetically pleasing.
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BENCH DECORATING IDEAS
Benches come in different shapes, sizes and are even made of different materials.
Knowing how to decorate a bench can be a challenge, but we want to take the guesswork out of the process.
WHERE SHOULD A BENCH BE PLACED IN A HOUSE?
Let's start with where should a bench be placed in a house. Because until you know the where, you don't know the how.
It is very popular to have a bench in your entry way. The perfect place to put on or take off your shoes before heading out or when coming home.
In a mudroom, under a window or in a living room for extra seating are other great options for a bench.
However, we can't just have an empty bench in our home. No! We need to make it look pretty! So let's look into ideas on decorating benches.
CHIPPY PAINTED ENTRYWAY BENCH
This beautiful chippy painted farmhouse style bench belongs to Malisa, from Purpose Driven Living Home.
Malisa has the bench decorated simply with a pillow, a hyacinth serving tray, a galvanized flower canister holding a sweet bouquet and some wooden beads.
OVERSIZED VASE WITH PAMPAS GRASS INSIDE ON A BENCH
Pampas grass is a trendy item to decorate with. It is a super neutral colored item and fills a vase, like this one on Deanna's bench.
A rust colored blanket, along with a tasseled pillow look great paired together on this bench.
MULTIPLE PILLOWS TO DECORATE A BENCH
Jessie, over at Jessie Thomas Designs, keeps her bench decor down to a few pillows.
It's a great idea to stick with the color scheme of the room or if you hang a picture over the bench, like she has.
One of the great things about pillows is you can change out the covers and create a whole new look for your bench.
FARMHOUSE BENCH WITH PILLOWS & AN INITIAL
These pillows look amazing on this bench with an initial. This is a great way to keep your bench comfy, yet personalize it.
Jess, from The Junq Drawer, has taken this otherwise dark bench and lightened it up with the cushion and pillows she added.
A CHUNKY BLANKET AND A BOOK USED AS BENCH DECOR
Pillows, a chunky blanket and a good book are the perfect decor on Alysha's, at The Mtn. Blue Bird Co.,
She's created a great atmosphere that looks super cozy.
A FARMHOUSE BENCH WITH PILLOWS AND BOOKS TUCKED UNDERNEATH
Christy, from Brownies Forever Farmhouse, has set up a sweet nook with her farmhouse bench. The pillows scream farmhouse and look so comfy.
The way she has utilized underneath her bench to store some vintage books serves as decor as well.
DECORATED HALL TREE BENCH
A basket with some flowers and a cute hat make for great decor on a hall tree decorated bench!
This beauty was a DIY project that Emily, over at Lilies & Life, did. A genius set-up to help keep your family organized, but it still she's still pulled off decorating it.
EASTER DECOR ON A BENCH
Stacey, from Wilshire Collections, has brought such adorable Easter decor to her bench.
The splashes of colors brought by the pillow and flowers are perfection. And don't miss out on the buffalo check that draws in the perfect amount of farmhouse.
FALL DECOR ON A FARMHOUSE BENCH
A white bench might be boring if you don't dress it up. However, it's the perfect item to dress up from season to season.
The fall decor Amy Fritz has added to her bench is enchanting. Pumpkins, real or artificial, make great decor pieces for a bench during the fall.
BUFFALO CHECK HALLOWEEN DECOR FOR A BENCH
A bolster pillow is a genius idea for a bench. And to have it be one with a cute message makes it even better.
The neutral Halloween decor on Dawn's, from Family Love Home Decor, welcomes in the holiday with ease.
CHRISTMAS TREES ON A WOODEN BENCH
The rustic decor on this Christmas bench looks amazing. Mini Christmas trees wrapped up in burlap add great texture to this decor.
This bench that Kristen, from Our Rustic Haven, has in her home looks a lot like the one we just made for our front porch fall decor.
OUR FALL PORCH DECOR & BENCH
The simple DIY bench was fun to make, but even more fun to decorate.
We enjoyed adding a rustic pitcher with wheat on top of it, as well as pumpkins and a scarf.
Check out our Fall Front Porch Decorating Ideas On A Budget for more fall porch decor ideas.
A NUTCRACKER, FLANNEL BLANKET, WREATH & MORE ON A CHRISTMASY BENCH
In our Keeping It Simple On This Christmas Home Tour post, we show our entryway and how we decorate our bench for the holidays.
A nutcracker, flannel blanket, mini wreath, candles and so much more warmed up this little area.
EVERYDAY DECOR ON AN ENTRYWAY BENCH
When we added these yarn tassels on a blanket for a DIY, we knew the perfect place to drap this blanket was over our bench.
Pops of color, like our tassels, are fun on a neutral piece of furniture.
CAN YOU USE A COFFEE TABLE AS A BENCH?
If you've looked through this post and find yourself wondering if you can use a coffee table as a bench, the answer is yes.
Make sure you have a very sturdy coffee table that will hold the weight of someone sitting on it or let people know that it is just a decoration.
Bench decorating ideas have been so fun to share with you.
We hope you feel inspired and excited to dress up your bench or add one into your home.
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