I’m sure you’ve been there – late for an appointment, school, soccer game – and your child cannot recollect where he left his shoes. Or his bookbag. Or his soccer cleats. Adding a white storage bench with drawers to the entryway where your family takes off shoes, drops book bags, and all the things is a great mix of style and function.
Shelves, drawers, cubbies & baskets can keep everything you need organized in the location you’re most likely to stash so you can grab it on your way out of the door. Adding hooks adds even more functionality – but if you do not have an entrance that is in a prominent location in your house, you probably want to add artwork or a large mirror and make it more inviting and stylish.
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Family-Friendly Decorating Idea: Add a storage bench in the entryway for shoes, sports gear, school stuff, and anything else your family needs on the go
Most of these benches are available in more colors than white, but the white is classic and can be transitional with different styles and blend with the rest of your home. Most of these retailers have several options, we just selected our favorites for you to consider!
12 places to buy a white storage bench with drawers
Large size with 4 drawers, $1099
Joss & Main
4 drawers with metal handles, $460
Drawers with a cushion, $515
Drawers with baskets, $145
Cubbies with baskets and a cushion, $158
The Home Depot
Bench with baskets, $190
Bench with drawers baskets, $249
Crate and Barrel
Modern open bench, $370
3 basket drawers, $149
Drop down drawers, $336
Cost Plus World Market
curved with baskets, $350
open bench, $184
How to style the bench in the entryway
A white storage bench can also blend with different styles – just add the fabrics, pillow, and accessories to blend in with the rest of your house. For a modern coastal look, add blues and beige. For the farmhouse look, add some burlap throw pillows and a buffalo check seat cushion. If palm beach chic is your style, dress the bench up with a cheerful throw pillows, plants, and a bamboo wall mirror.
And keys. Let’s not forget about keys. Add something small – like a pretty dish or special hook for keys. The bigger the dish or basket, the more tempted you’ll be to toss in other items turning it into your next junk drawer, except it will be visible.
Good Taste Guide to Family-Friendly Decorating
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