The 8 Best Upholstered Benches to Buy in 2018

Add comfort and storage to any room in your home with our top picks

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From stylish trunks that conceal everyday items to elegant furniture for providing overflow seating, these eight upholstered benches will add stylish function to any room in your home.

For instance, our favorite for entryways whips up storage space you can perch on while pulling off shoes.  Our top pick for the foot of your bed comes with a concealed compartment for linens or treasured keepsakes. Deploying one of our tufted choices as a coffee table ensures there's always a couple of extra seats for guests in your living room. 

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    Best Overall: SONGMICS Faux Leather Folding Storage Ottoman Bench

    Are you looking for something that offers considerable value for your hard earned dollars? This faux leather bench by Songmics will end your search. Under the button-tufted, cushion seat is hidden storage space. Its sturdy construction made of CARB 2 compliant MDF can hold up to 660 pounds.

    When it comes to stylish options, the bench is available in four different colors: Beige, black, brown and bright green. How much stuff fits inside of it? Verified customers say it’s roomy enough to store two king comforters, four large decorative pillows or up to 10 pairs of adult shoes. If you think assembling furniture is a big, fat headache, you'll be glad to hear that this bench is a snap to set up without special tools. It also folds flat quickly for easy storage.

    Measurements:  Width: 43 ¼ inches, Depth: 14 7/8 inches, Height: 14 7/8 inches.

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    Runner Up, Best Overall: STYLISH Upholstered Nailhead Storage Bench

    Minimize clutter in any room in your home with this stylish upholstered tan linen storage bench. The piece features beautiful turned, wood legs and gorgeous, brass nailhead trim. The cushioned lid comes with a safety hinge.

    While this lovely piece of furniture may not necessarily work as an ottoman for a low profile sofa, it’s perfect for concealing stored stuff or extra seating—FYI, verified customers say it can support up to 200 pounds.

    Measurements: Width: 42 inches, Depth: 18 inches, Height: 18 inches

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    Best Storage Bench: Seville Classics Foldable Storage Bench

    If faux leather isn’t your thing, this tufted storage bench by Seville is available in four different upholstery fabrics: Gray, light gray, midnight blue and oatmeal beige. Its frame made of durable MDF can hold up to 500 pounds.

    Inside is a generous compartment big enough for a large blanket, plus, a pint-sized bin for stashing smaller objects like your journal. Since this bench isn’t as wide as our pick for best overall, it’s a great choice for tight spaces including dorm rooms and studio apartments. When it's not in use, it folds quickly for convenient storage. Concerned about quality? No problem because it comes with a one-year limited warranty that protects against any defects in materials and construction.

    Measurements: Width: 31.5 inches, Depth: 15.7 inches, Height: 15.7 inches.

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    Best Living Room Bench: Linon Isabelle Bench

    This chic bench can fulfill many of your decorating needs. A few examples: It can be a sofa table that doubles as extra seating at the dining table. Need to carve out an entryway in your open floor plan? The bench can separate the front entrance from the living room without forfeiting visibility. With a little creative thinking, we’re sure you can come up with more ways to incorporate this bench into your current décor.

    The sophisticated seat is available in two sizes (measurements below) and two color combinations: White and dark espresso, or gray and black. The beautiful linen upholstery features elegant nailhead accents. People who purchased this bench say they were impressed with its beautiful low-profile design plus it was super simple to assemble.

    Measurements: Width: 50 inches, Depth: 19.69 inches, Height: 17.72 inches. 

    Measurements: Width: 62 inches, Depth: 19.69 inches, Height: 17.72 inches. 

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    Best Bedroom Bench: Homelegance Lift Top Storage Bench

    Add storage to the end of your bed with this bench by Homelegance. The company has been manufacturing quality furniture for more than 30 years.

    The bench is available in a mix of seven different colors and materials: Leopard fabric, purple faux leather, red faux leather, taupe faux leather, brown corduroy, brown faux leather, and floral print fabric. Each option features baseball stitching and a hinged cushioned top that flips up to reveal a roomy storage compartment. To assemble, just screw on the four legs.

    Measurements: Width: 43 inches, Depth: 17 inches, Height: 18 inches. 


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    Best Entryway Bench: Micro Fabric Shoe Rack Storage Organizer and Hallway Bench

    Get your entryway or mudroom beautifully organized with this hallway bench that packs two shoe racks underneath. The bench has a durable black, wood frame and a cushy seat upholstered in chocolate brown, microfiber fabric. How much weight can it hold? One verified customer who sits on this bench daily without a hitch weighs 225 pounds. You’ll need a Philips head screwdriver and flat head screwdriver to assemble.

    Measurements:  Width 32 inches, Depth: 12 inches, Height: 19 inches.


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    Best Bench with Arms: Avenue Six Curves Bench with Bolster Pillows

    Whether your aesthetic at home is traditional or modern, this bench will add stylish comfort to either setting. It’s available in three different colors: Azure, coffee, and graphite. While the upholstery appears expensive (read as hard to keep looking good) it’s actually, high-performance velvet designed for easy care. The two bolster pillows can be removed to make room. Another good to know, the bench comes with its own Allen wrench for assembly —- No other tools are required.

     Measurements: Width: 54 inches, Depth: 21 inches, Height: 25 ¼ inches. 

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    Best Bench With Back: Linon Carlton Padded Bench

    Step up your mudroom's storage space with this Stickley inspired, wood bench that features simple, clean lines. The backrest provides added support when seating and the vinyl upholstery comes padded for boosted comfort. Beneath the seat that doubles as a flip top lid is a secret storage compartment. Don’t own power tools? If you have a screwdriver, you can assemble this bench in less than an hour.

    Measurements: Width: 44.5 inches, Depth: 17 inches, Height: 30 inches.