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Now I know my ABC's of decorating--X is for X bench


I bet you thought there would be no interior design term for the letter X but I am here to share with you the only term I am aware of and that is the enduring X-base bench.

This popular style is versatile enough to be used in any room in the house. It is commonly placed at the foot of the bed, used as a comfortable vanity stool or tucked under a console table for additional seating in a living area.

This design can be adapted for use in any interior design style. Nail head trim, curved legs, metal detail or your choice of fabric will all help to incorporate this stool into your home’s décor. Here are just a few ideas that you can use in your own project:

This pair of classically designed x-benches placed in front of the fireplace provide additional seating for guests.

Transitional Living Room by Dallas Interior Designers & Decorators Abbe Fenimore Studio Ten 25

Sleek and modern, these metal based x benches add a pop of color as well as seating space.

Modern Family Room by Portland Photographers KuDa Photography

Nail head trim and a curvy x base add a hint of glamour to this bedroom.

Traditional Bedroom by Vancouver Interior Designers & Decorators Enviable Designs Inc.

This over-stuffed x bench is the perfect choice for a shared ottoman between two lounge chairs.

Transitional Living Room by Houston Interior Designers & Decorators Laura U, Inc.

An upholstered x bench softens the hard surfaces found in most bathrooms.

Contemporary Bathroom by Scottsdale Home Builders Meritage Homes

Boutique hotel and B&B proprietors will appreciate the versatility of this little bench in the lobby, guest rooms or gathering spaces in their establishments.

Whether you live in a rustic, contemporary or traditional home or prefer stained, painted or upholstered furniture, there is an x-bench out there to meet your needs.