The Furniture Knowledge Center

Seating Options For Your Bedroom

Your bed, dresser, and nightstand are the most important pieces of furniture in your bedroom, but you shouldn't overlook the value of adding an additional piece of furniture to this space. Provided that your bedroom is large enough, something on which you can sit can be useful for times that you don't want to sit on your bed. Your local furniture retailer will have all sorts of options, including many that will complement your existing bedroom furniture. Take some measurements to confirm how much open space you have, and then visit the store to assess your options. Here are three ideal seating choices for a large bedroom.

Chaise Lounge

A chaise lounge is a stylish piece of furniture that comes in several sizes and styles. If you want your bedroom to have an upscale look, a chaise lounge can often be a good addition. You can place it wherever you have open space and use it in a variety of ways. For example, if you like a firmer piece of furniture than your bed when you read in the evening, you may wish to occasionally read on the chaise lounge before crawling into bed. You can also use the chaise lounge while you're watching TV, working on your laptop, or checking your phone.


While it's rare to be able to fit a full-sized couch into a bedroom, you'll often have room for a loveseat. This piece of furniture is compact, usually providing space for just two people. Parents may enjoy adding this furniture to their bedroom. For example, if your kids sometimes come into the room in the morning to talk to you while you're still in bed, they might enjoy sitting on the loveseat during these conversations. You can place a loveseat against an open wall or, depending on the layout of your bedroom, even think about placing its back against the foot of your bed.

Settee Bench

Settee benches are available at many furniture stores, and while they differ somewhat in design from model to model, they can be a good fit in your bedroom. The best way to describe a settee bench is to say that it's a cross between a bench and a couch. Some settee benches don't have arms, while others have small backs. They tend to have a relatively small footprint, which can make it easy for you to find a place for this furniture in this part of your home.

Contact a furniture store to learn about other seating options for your bedroom.