While some furniture stores may carry vanity designs and accessories, finding a large enough inventory to shop through various sizes and styles may require going directly to a manufacturer’s online catalog. A site such as homedecorators.com boasts a dozen different brands of benches, allowing for a much wider range of colors and sizes than might be found in a furniture warehouse. Many are relatively inexpensive, save for the actual antiques; at around one hundred to two hundred dollars, these benches will not break any finances of those looking for great style.
The most budget friendly model is a Gossamer vanity bench, starting at only eighty dollars. Covered in a light beige microfiber upholstery, this seat gives excellent support on an intricate metal base with gold finish. Ready for use in a bedroom or bathroom, the Gossamer bench has drawn very positive reviews from customers, saying that the only drawback to the otherwise sturdy seat is how heavy the metal base makes it.
Metal makes any bench or seat heavy, but several models substitute wood for a lighter, brighter look. A Mission Style bench is carved from solid chestnut hardwood, retaining a beautiful dark finish that compliments any room’s color scheme. The smooth, straight, clean lines of the bench not only make it aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical with a vanity mirror, but easy to store in a corner or closet. At one hundred twenty dollars, the wood is slightly more expensive than similar metal frames.
If budget is of no concern at all, a Milton vanity bench is the ultimate in timeless design, boasting aged gold finish on metal scrollwork supports and dark gold upholstery. This bench has limited strength due to the design, however, and cannot hold more than three hundred pounds. At two hundred dollars, it is a decision of style and taste compared to simple function.