Effie Glover. Benches. January 27th , 2018.
An indoor bench is a great way to add style, class, and even secret storage room to any space. An indoor bench can say anything you want to say about a room. It can be contemporary, modern, classic, or antique. The most important thing about any piece of furniture in your home is that it shares a little piece of your personality, and a bench is no different. Here are some tips to keep in mind when purchasing an indoor bench. Type of Wood Most indoor benches are wood, or they have at least some wood in them. The first thing to think about when selecting a bench is the type and color of the wood you already have in your home. If the bench will go in a room where you have other furniture, try to match the wood of the bench with the other pieces. If it will go in an entryway or hallway, then think about what other things are around them. You can match an indoor bench to kitchen cabinets or bathroom cabinets, wood trim, or just about anything else in your home. You just dont want the bench to look out of place.
Just remember that cushions and pillows are a great way to add even more personality to a bench. Another accessory you also might want to consider is a footstool. However, remember that adding a footstool will take up quite a bit of space, so only consider doing it if you have plenty of extra space. Measuring is even more important when you are considering getting a footstool because of the extra space that is involved. Just remember not to purchase so much furniture that your home looks cluttered. If there is any doubt in your mind about whether the bench will add unnecessary clutter, then think about other ways to decorate.
Storage Benches Storage benches in the small home are a boon when it comes to keeping the area neat and clutter stashed away from the eye. Nothing can make a home look smaller than items piled in every room. Adding small indoor benches to nearly every part of your home will make the entire area seem larger. Small benches can be added to childrens rooms for a place where toys and games can be kept. Entryway benches can hold boots, shoes, and umbrellas. Bedroom benches are a great place to store extra bedding and pillows. Out of season clothing will store nicely in a bench that is lined with cedar. Sizes can be based on the amount of room that can be spared. There really isnt any place where small benches cant be placed and put to good use. They can be ordered to accommodate specific storage plans, such as drawers and doors. Some will have no back if they are going to be permanently installed and the wall behind the bench will act as the back. Others will be completely closed in and can be moved around the home as you see fit.
Also take a look at how the bench is put together. Higher quality benches will have joints that are welded together rather than screwed or bolted. These welds will also be located in very inconspicuous places if the bench is well made. For wood benches, look for one that comes in very few pieces. Try to get a feel for the joints although judging joints on a wood piece is a bit more difficult because it can be hard to see the quality construction. Try sitting on the bench and moving around a little bit. If the bench does not wiggle or creak, then there is a good chance that it is of high quality. For upholstered bench tops, look at how the cushion is attached to the bench. A cushion that is loose or looks like it is about to come loose will not do. The best choice is a cushion that is attached to the top of the bench and cannot be removed. Cushions that are attached with ties are usually not a good choice for a vanity bench. Also remember to look for cushions made of a material that is easy to wipe off and clean.
Leg Style. I can tell right away when the bench is a replacement bench and not the bench that originally came with the piano by the fact that most people have a bench that does not have legs to match the leg style of the piano. I may be a little bit of a stickler about this but you should be able to find a bench to match and you should make the effort to find one since it will be a part of your home for decades. Most benches are available with classic straight legs, spade legs, and sometimes antique types of legs such as Louis XIV are available. Bench Length and Width. There are three types of benches available to select from.
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