How To Make A Super Easy DIY Upholstered Bench For Your Bedroom

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Are you a DIY enthusiast who loves crafting new things to make your home beautiful? Keep reading as I teach you how to make a super easy DIY upholstered bench for your bedroom.

An upholstered bench is one of the DIY pieces of furniture you can craft to add beauty and function to your bedroom. It provides extra seating space or a quick place to place your feet while ting the shoes or charm.

 This DIY bench is simple yet cozy and will make your bedroom complete. Furthermore, it is a quick project that is perfect for the weekend. 

This guide will provide you with the materials you will require and the step-by-step procedure to build the upholstered bench.

Materials needed

Before you start building the upholstered bench for your bedroom, ensure you got every material at hand. That will speed up the building process. Here are the materials you will need:

  • Four ready-made wooden legs
  • 3/4″ Plywood (You can also use particle board.)
  • 1-inch Upholstery Foam
  • Adhesive spray
  • Upholstery Batting
  • L Brackets
  • wood Screws
  • Fabric for upholstery (Choice fabric of your choice. I used faux, which is amazingly soft.)
  • Staple Gun
  • Handheld circular saw
  • Glue
  • Paint or stain of your choice

The steps of building an upholstered DIY bench for your bedroom

Follow the below steps to make your cozy bedroom bench.

Step 1: Make the cuttings

The first step to building this piece of the puzzle is cutting your wood. Whether you got plywood or particleboard, use a handheld circular saw to cut it into your desired size.

The measurements will depend on how wide and long you want your bench to be.   I wanted my top to be a little smaller, measuring 12″ W x 48″ L.

Also, cut the side four pieces of plywood or particleboard to place around the perimeter. Cut them to fit the length and width of the top.

Then using the L brackets and screws, attach the top and side pieces on all sides.

Step 2: Attach the legs

Next, it will be time to attach the bench leg. There are many stores you can preorder the ready-made legs. Furthermore, they are available in various designs, giving you a chance to choose the best design of your choice.  Then attach the legs from the top using wood screws.

Step 3: Cut down the upholstery foam

The next step is cutting the upholstery foam. At this step, you will need a knife or fabric scissors. Place the foam on a flat surface and place the plywood on it.

Then, using a serrated knife or scissors, cut the foam to the exact size of your plywood; if you want to have a deep foam on your bench, cut two equal-sized foam

 but if you want a less soft top, cut only one piece of the 1” foam.

Step 4: Cut the upholstery batting and fabric

Next, it will be time to cut your upholstery batting and fabric. The upholstery fabric you buy should complement the style and décor of your bedroom.

Use your fabric scissors to cut, which is extremely easy. However, ensure you cut the fabric and batting in a larger measurement than the size of the cut plywood. That will provide you with space while doing the stapling.

However, you will cut the extra materials after you staple.

Step 5: Staple the fabric

This step involves attaching the plywood, the foam, the batting, and the fabric. First, place your material facing down on the floor.

Then layer the batting, next foam, and then your plywood or particleboard on the top. However, before placing the foam, use the spray adhesive to stick the foam to the plywood.

Using a staple gun, pin the upholstery batting all around the top until it is secure and tight. At the corners, you will have to pull it tight and then fold.

Repeat the same to the fabric and staple it in place until the batting is completely covered. While stapling the edges, do it at a 45-degree angle, leaving the extra fabric. 

Trim off the excess material and tuck it to prevent the rough edges from unraveling and make the top a little cleaner.

 When stapling the fabric, pull tight as you staple. That ensures your material is tightly holding the foam. Another point you should note is that you should pin the batting and fabric from the back.

Step 6: Finishing

This step is optional, but you can apply stain or paint if you want to make your bench more appealing. Choose paint that will complement the style and décor of your space.

That’s it! Your DIY upholstered bench for your bedroom is ready.


An upholstered bench adds a sense of beauty, character, and function to any space. If you need one for your bedroom, you can make one using the above steps.

Making this DIY upholstered bench is super easy and budget-friendly. Choose an upholstery fabric that matches your style, décor, and personality to make it unique and beautiful.