For the ultimate entryway leather storage bench, create a built-in unit. Screw a bench frame into a wall, with the molding away. Screw unfinished wooden pieces into the frame, attach an articulated top, place an articulated seat and finish the bench with floor molds that match the casting in the rest of your house. For added comfort, staple a large piece of foam and some fabric onto the hinged seat. The fabric can be coordinated with the second interior of your home.
Cheap Child Friendly Benches
If your budget is limited, but you still need a storage solution, buy basic colorful plastic trays. Attach them to each other using plastic strap and then screw a piece of painted plywood to the top. The kids can sit on plywood and store their winter equipment neatly in the drawers below. While this may not give an adult appearance to your entryway, your kids will enjoy it and it won’t hurt you wallet.
Elegant storage benches
Your local fine furniture store is likely to wear elegant storage benches to fit just about any decorating style. From Queen Anne style to Victorian or early American style benches, you will be able to find a bench that will keep your entryway neat without looking like a storage solution. For extra elegance, consider hanging a large mirror above the bench so you and your guests can check your appearance before leaving the house. Make sure the mirror is firmly attached to the wall so that the children cannot easily tear it.