10 Bathroom Furniture and Seating Ideas

Updated: Dec. 11, 2023

Bathroom furniture is more than just cabinets and vanities. Add luxury to your space with a chair, stool or bench.

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Rustic Bathroom Bench

The rustic wood bench in this bathroom by @justonemorebuild brings needed warmth to the minimalist bathroom, as well as providing a nice place to sit before or after showering. When not used for seating, a bench is also a great place to keep a stack of towels, a few bath supplies or anything else you want to keep within reach.

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Striped Fabric Bathroom Chair

An upholstered chair brings pattern into your bathroom, where most materials and surfaces are one-note. This cute striped chair, used by @decorkateky, plays nicely against the peak of floral wallpaper from the toilet closet. It makes the space feel cozy and welcoming.

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Built-In Cabinet Bathroom Bench

In this bathroom by @sembrodesigns, the corner next to the shower could just be left as wasted space. But the cabinet bench adds storage and seating — two functions for the price of one! Look for the seating potential in your bathroom by filling empty nooks or corners with creative seating.

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Vintage Bathroom Chair

Vintage chairs found at thrift stores or flea markets are often what’s left from a larger long-lost set. The good news is, one vintage chair is all you need for bathroom seating. It adds character to a space mostly full of hard, cold surfaces.

This sweet cane chair used by @vintagefornowshop is the perfect finishing touch to this classic black and white bathroom.

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Bamboo Ottoman

Add chic coastal vibes to any bathroom with a bamboo ottoman or stool, like this one by @palmandprep. A stool doesn’t take up too much space but still provides a comfortable place to sit. The beachy feel of the bamboo design of this stool fits nicely in a bathroom aesthetic.

Photographer: @Sarah_w_studios

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Modern Bathroom Bench

Here’s another example of a wood bench working well in a bathroom, this one designed by @apartment_153. The clean lines and narrow profile of this bench work well tucked against the wall, even in a small bathroom. Once you have the luxury of sitting in the bathroom to do things like undress or apply lotion, you’ll never go back!

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Bathroom Window Seat

A window seat might not be the first thing you think of when designing a bathroom, but this space by @rivercitycustomcabinetry proves it works surprisingly well!

This cushioned seat fits perfectly between the two vanities. It breaks up the wall of cabinetry without feeling out of place. And with the built-in drawers under the seat, you don’t have to sacrifice storage space.

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Upholstered Bathroom Arm Chair

One look at this cozy loft bathroom has us running to the living room to steal an armchair! A tasteful upholstered chair in your bathroom turns up the cozy factor, and turns an ordinary bathroom into a luxurious space.

Or, if your bathroom is more of a family zone rather than a relaxing home spa, it’s a great place to sit and relax while you help the little ones take their bath.

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Bathroom Shower Bench

Everyone loves a long soak in the tub. But a hot shower can be just as relaxing, especially if you have a shower bench like this beautiful green-tiled beauty by @adidstudio. Sit to shave your legs, or just relax and let the warm steam do its work. If a built-in bath bench is not an option, you can also place this bamboo bench right in your shower. Or, if you’re in need of extra stability in the bathroom, shower chairs are also a good option.

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Bathroom Storage Stool

Even if your bathroom is on the smaller side, you can still fit in a seating option with this small storage stool. Take a seat on the soft upholstered top, and use the bottom shelf to store towels or toiletries. Add a basket to fit even more items and keep them hidden away.

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