We know what you’re thinking – “do I really need a place to sit in my closet?” The answer is, yes. Not only can it add convenience and functionality to your closet, but there are also a variety of other benefits that come from adding a bench seat to your wardrobe. If you have a spacious walk-in closet, we’d even argue that they’re essential because adding a closet island with seating can really upgrade the space in several ways that we’ll get into further below.
There are a variety of ways to incorporate a closet bench seat into your wardrobe. The best option for you will depend on a variety of factors, such as the size of your closet and how you intend to use it. Read on to get closet seating ideas and inspiration from the organizational pros here at Closet America.
For those lucky enough to have a window in their closet, a custom window bench with storage is a great way to add some convenience, functionality, and style to your home. This bench would give you a comfortable place to sit down and contemplate what outfit you’ll want to wear that day. It can also serve as a place to try on shoes, or just sit and watch the world go by outside. A custom window bench from a custom closet designer is a great alternative to premade ones that can be purchased at a store. This is because they can create a window seat that is exactly the right dimensions for your space. They can also incorporate additional storage elements like drawers or shelves to maximize the storage space available to you. Additionally, they also have a variety of finishes to choose from for the design to better match the seat’s aesthetic to the rest of your closet and home.
Center Island Bench Seat
If your closet space is large enough to fit an island in the center, then you’re truly living in a land of luxury. Consider stepping things up a notch by having a custom closet island installed that includes seating in its design. This additional seating can give you a place to admire your wardrobe and plan outfits in your head before getting up to assemble it and see how all the pieces look together. It can also give you a convenient place to sit as you put on your shoes, or fold clean laundry. Additionally, the island counter will also give you a spot to place clothes after they’ve been washed or offer an elevated surface to place items that you’re reorganizing. We’re willing to bet that your back will thank you for this ergonomic choice.
If having a closet island with seating is luxurious, then including a chaise or even a full couch can transform the room further into an elegant space that almost can’t be called a closet anymore. No other closet bench seat will come close to rivaling the comfort a couch offers. However, you will need a fair amount of space for it to achieve an optimal fit.
Why Add Seating to Your Closet?
Here are some additional benefits a closet bench seat can offer to your lifestyle:
- Aid your daily routine: Adding seating to your closet space can make certain everyday tasks a lot easier. For example, it will give you a comfortable place to put on your socks or tie your shoes. It’ll also give you a place to lay out your outfits if you don’t want to place it on your bed.
- Extra storage: A custom closet island with seating gives you a lot of additional storage space. It can also be a very convenient place to keep your accessories.
- Comfort: When you create a custom closet bench seat, you should aim to make it equally comfortable and functional. Consider including a cushioned top and even some back support in the design, and you’ll soon find it becoming your favorite spot to sit down in your home!
- A defined centerpiece for your closet design: Having a centerpiece in your closet will really make everything come together, aesthetically. This is especially true if you opt for a customized island with a bench seat.
Inspired by the different kinds of seats you can add to your closet space? Intrigued by the practicality and function a closet bench seat offers? Contact the experts at Closet America today to get started creating custom seating for your closet!