It’s important to remember natural light when designing an entryway. Summer’s peaks are the best time to let bright natural light into your space. You can do this by putting in windows or doors that face south or southwest, where the sun is strongest during this time of year.
On the other hand, you can install a lighted rotunda that looks like natural sunlight in the summer. You can also include a location for guests to store lightbulbs that they remove from your home, allowing you to enjoy natural light all year.
A bench in front of your home makes an inviting focal point.
It can be made of wood, stone, or even another bench. You can choose what to do, so get creative with this idea! Next, string lights along the bench’s edge to make it visible at night. This not only adds light but also gives your bench a little bit of magic, making it look like it’s floating in the air.
You can also add plants and flowers to give the space a fresh look and make it feel more welcoming. All of these things work together to set the tone for your home and make people want to stay a while.
ANOTHER GREAT IDEA FOR AN ENTRYWAY IS A SEATING AREA.
It can be used as a casual place to meet or as an outdoor dining area. You can also use it as an outdoor office if you add a desk, a chair, and window blinds that let in some light during the day. You can also add small storage spaces here so that guests don’t have to look for their things after they leave their bags. A seating area is a great way to interact with your visitors and give them a place to relax and unwind after a long trip.
A WELL-DESIGNED ENTRYWAY IS BOTH A WELCOMING SIGHT FOR GUESTS AND A WELCOMING SPACE FOR HOMEOWNERS.
It sets the tone for the rest of the house by subtly showing the homeowner’s personality and tastes. A well-designed entryway gives you a sense of calm and peace. It’s also a good idea to build benches into the design so people can sit and enjoy the space.
A well-designed entryway makes people want to stay for a while and talk to the people who are visiting.
It should also set the tone for the rest of the house by subtly showing the homeowner’s tastes and personality. Consider adding a bench, lighting, natural elements, and seating area ideas to your list of options to create your own unique design.
It’s where guests get their first and last impression of your home and last place you visit before you leave for the day, an entryway undoubtedly plays an important role in any space. If your entrance could use a bit of sprucing up, a simple solution is to incorporate a bench. An entryway bench can help create the best possible impression of your home by reflecting its style, as well as keeping keys, sunglasses and other accessories organized. And as if that isn’t enough, it can also provide the essential storage and seating that every entryway needs to be clean and functional, all while looking stylish and inviting. Take your shoes off and stay awhile!
Gallery for Bench Entryways for a Warm First Impression
Wooden Hand-carved Storage Entryway Bench: This bench’s weathered wood finish infuses it with an earthy vibe, while its hand carved front provides ample intrigue, and its storage center adds tons of function. If you ask us, this bench truly has it all! | BUY IT.
Grey Tufted Entryway Bench With Storage: Upholstered in a rich charcoal grey, this stylish entrance bench is a versatile option sure to fit well within any interior. The top lifts open on sturdy hinges so you can easily find what you need inside, while the plush tufted top provides plenty of comfort. | BUY IT.
Traditional Tufted Entryway Bench: A tufted top and wood detailing drench this option in elegance and class. Plus, it boasts being easy to assemble and who doesn’t want that! Available in Beige or Grey (shown). | BUY IT.
Entryway Bench With X Shaped Legs: Not only is this bench stylish and sharp, but it comes in 8 colors and has great reviews. Encouraging Review: “I love this so much I ordered another! It is sturdy, cute, easy to put together, and comfortable for a bench. The color is a light oatmeal. I would call it light beige but the undertones are slightly grey. Hope this helps with the color selection!” | BUY IT.
3 Piece Big Entryway Bench And Shelf Set: A 3-piece set to give your entryway a makeover! Whether you use all 3 pieces together (like shown) or spread them out, you’re sure to have lots of room for storage with multiple hooks, shelves, and cubby holes. | BUY IT.
White Entryway Storage Bench With Coat Hooks And Shoe Rack: Love the shoe cubby bench that we had earlier on our list? Then this is for you! This option has room to organize 15 pairs of shoes, while also providing a bench, 4 sleek hooks, and a handy top shelf. Available in Black, Espresso, Drifted Grey, or White (shown). | BUY IT.
Entryway Hall Tree Bench: Farmhouse decor lovers rejoice! There is even a tall bench for you. This bench comes equipped with seating for two, a bottom and top shelf, and 5 hanging hooks—everything you need to finally make your entrance functional and organized! | BUY IT.
Corner Entryway Bench: With benches being traditionally rectangular, we knew as soon as we saw this corner storage bench that it had to be on our list! While we understand that not every entryway has the luxury of having room for a bench, this compact option is perfect to tuck into an unused corner in both small and large homes alike. | BUY IT.
Corner Entryway Bench With Coat Rack: Want to make the best use of a corner? While a simple corner bench works great, this one takes using corner space to new heights—literally. Its vertical build makes room not just for a bench but for a few coat hooks and even a top shelf. | BUY IT.
Entryway Bench With Seat And Drawer:
Or perhaps you would prefer a seat and drawer bench in white.
Encouraging Review: “Beautiful bench, easy to put together. Wood is good quality. Also it is very sturdy.” | BUY IT.
F24 Radius Storage Bench: Two round edge shelves make this storage bench quite the charmer. Its light wood build and light grey cushion make it a great fit for Scandinavian decor. Want an even more minimal look? Try using this bench without a cushion to highlight its clean lines and unique design. | BUY IT.
Rustic Entryway Bench With Cabinets And Handles: Both Traditional and Modern spaces will be able to appreciate the clean and smooth finish of this cabinet bench. Cabinets are an excellent alternative to other more common storage found on this list, like drawers, cubby holes, shelves, and ottoman storage. Also available in a soft Distressed Grey and a rich Tobacco Brown. | BUY IT.
Mid Century Modern Entryway Bench: Clean lines, a uniform finish, and soft tones, this bench has all the earmarks of Mid-Century Modern. The comfortable cushion to relax while slipping in and out of shoes and the small drawer is ideal to store small accessories that you need on-the-go, like keys and sunglasses. | BUY IT.
Rustic Industrial Entryway Bench: Continuing on to another wood and metal bench, this dual purpose furnishing that will help keep you comfortable and organized. Plus, it even comes with a 1-year warranty. | BUY IT.
Rustic Reclaimed Wood Entryway Bench: When Minimalist style and Farmhouse style collide, you get a simple wood entry bench full of possibilities. Perfect to tuck away a few accessories or pull on a pair of shoes. Made from solid wood and metal. | BUY IT.
Rustic Entryway Bench Made Of Bamboo And Seagrass : If you want your home to feel like a tropical getaway then this rustic bench may be the one for you! Its bamboo and seagrass build lend it a very distinctive look that is well-suited for Beach styled homes. | BUY IT.
Entryway Bench With Cubbies: This bench can maximize your space and eliminate clutter. Keep the bottom open for shoe storage or fit it with fabric cubby drawers. Tip: Fabric drawers are the perfect opportunity to add a pop of color! Available in Dark Cherry, Espresso, White, or Natural Grey (shown). | BUY IT.
Entryway Bench With Shoe Cabinet: This entryway bench with 3 drawers makes smart organization a priority. Each drawer features a slatted face, making it easier to see what’s inside, meaning you can quickly find everything from summer shoes to winter mittens! Also available as a smaller, 2 drawer bench. | BUY IT.
Stainless Steel Chrome Entryway Bench: As if the metal tube design of this bench wasn’t captivating enough, the touch of stainless definitely pushes it over the edge. If you are trying to give your entrance a modern edge, then this bench should be highly considered. After all, polished metal is key to modern decor! Feeling edgy? Find the sharp edge version here. | BUY IT.
Metal Entryway Bench With Storage: If you love rustic and offbeat decor, then you need to see this bench. Inspired by horse watering troughs it is designed with a hammered finish, rust accents, and select distressing. As if that isn’t enough, it is topped off with a creamy cushion that provides a place to sit and acts as a lid to seal off the ample interior storage space. | BUY IT.
Metal Industrial Style Entryway Bench With Wood Seat: A great design to add a bit of texture change and intrigue to your entrance. This metal and wood stunner is not only easy on the wallet, coming in at a little over $100, but it also lightweight, durable, and equipped with non-marking feet. | BUY IT.
Industrial Style Entryway Bench: Exploring an option that utilizes wood, metal, and vinyl to great effect, we find this industrial style entryway bench. The top is upholstered in button-tufted faux leather in smooth black, the seat compartment constructed from deeply weathered wood, while metal grating on the bottom shelf provides sturdy support for shoes. | BUY IT.
Premium Solid Wood Entryway Bench With Storage: A timeless bench that is built to last. Made from premium solid wood and focused of delivering ample storage, most entrances could benefit from this find. Coca Cola not included. | BUY IT.
Long Solid Wood Entryway Bench: If you’re opting for a bench that feels both stylish and grounded in nature, then this simple solid wood option should make your shortlist. Its rustic style works exceptionally well with Farmhouse or Nautical decor. | BUY IT.
Long Entryway Bench With Cubbies: Tried of tripping on shoes? Or maybe you’re just sick of digging to find a matching pair. We’ve been there and we totally get it! That’s why when we stumbled upon this cubby solution we fell head over heels. Not only does it have room for 24 pairs of shoes, it effortlessly keeps them neat and organized with its divided cubbies. Available in Black, White, Drifted Grey, or Espresso. | BUY IT.
Faux Fur Entryway Bench: Nothing says luxury quite like fur—even faux! If you are craving a bit more glamour in your life, this bench might be the solution you need. It has a sleek metallic frame, fresh faux fur, and a touch of elegance. | BUY IT.
Curved And Wavy Woven Entryway Bench: This bench may have a captivating weave just like the last bench on our list, but it has a bit more allure thanks to its curved seat—a feature that is rarely seen, but highly captivating. | BUY IT.
Floral Entryway Bench: So chic and colorful! This upholstered storage bench takes cues from Mid-Century Modern design for a fun retro look. Place in an entrance that could benefit from a splash of cheerful color or a little extra storage space. | BUY IT.
Woven Entryway Bench: This bench has tons of natural appeal thanks to its woven hyacinth seat. If you are looking for entryway seating with a natural feel, then this is an excellent contender. | BUY IT.
Small Entryway Bench: Anyone with a narrow entryway will appreciate this sleek and slender bench. Its stackable design is great if you are looking to make use of vertical space, plus its retro styling will complement most decor styles. | BUY IT.
Scandinavian Style Entryway Bench: You can always count on Scandinavian style to keep things earthy and fresh, just like this bench. It is built from strong and durable bamboo, topped with a soft grey cushion, and happens to be ultra-affordable. | BUY IT.
Small Wooden Entryway Bench: Any home from Traditional to Contemporary can appreciate this small wooden entryway bench. It may not have any bells and whistles, but that doesn’t’ mean that it is any less functional or stylish. Available in 2 sizes, with or without a cushion. | BUY IT.
Teal Entryway Bench With Storage: If you are opting to incorporate blue with your bench, but the last bench was a bit too bold, try this on for size. It not only features a calmer shade of blue, but also eye-catching decorative arched fretwork and deep storage that includes built-in separation dividers. | BUY IT.
Teal Entryway Bench: The bench you need for a colorful entryway with a plush appearance. When the neutrals get to be too much, this teal bench with its nailhead trim can add a calm wash of blue to a room. Love the bench, but not the color? This design is also available in Charcoal Grey, Cream, and Navy Blue. | BUY IT.
Farmhouse Style Spindle Back Entryway Bench: Another Farmhouse style bench, but one that leans a bit more toward Traditional. This spindle seat is a timeless choice that is phenomenal at infusing a space with a bit of warmth with its wood finish. Looking for even more comfort? Add a few accent pillows to create the ultimate welcoming aesthetic. | BUY IT.
Storage Trunk Entryway Bench: While this organic-looking storage trunk would lend itself well to a variety of decor styles, it would look exceptional paired with Farmhouse, Cottage, Beach, or Rustic decor. It flaunts a not only a solid Oak frame, but a natural linen seat as well. | BUY IT.
Farmhouse Style Entryway Bench: This bench with its combination of textured wood and dark metal is a poignant choice for any home looking to embrace Farmhouse style or Rustic decor. Be sure to place against a white wall to get the full effect of the piece. | BUY IT.
Glam Style Golden Entryway Bench: A bit of brass may be just what your entryway needs to garner a feeling of glam and luxury living. The open metal work bottom is perfect to slide a few shoes under, while the plush velvet top offers a burst of comfort. Brass not for you? This design is also available with Chrome framework. | BUY IT.
High Back Upholstered Entryway Bench: An upholstered bench with a back can often be the key to creating the ultimate feeling of comfort in an entrance, and this Contemporary beauty is no exception. Not to mention, the soft, linen-like upholstery boasts effortless cleaning—and who doesn’t want that! | BUY IT.
White Entryway Bench With Back And Storage: If organization is top priority, then this bench with a back might be a better choice than the previously seen, large flip top compartment. The 4 drawers of this design will help you keep everything tucked away and organized, while the unique design infuses your entryway with style and flair. Available in Maple or Cream (shown). | BUY IT.
Tufted 36 Inch Entryway Bench With Storage Shelf: Or maybe you prefer a black bench with a couple of tufts? This sleek bench effectively uses 3 tufts to add intrigue to an otherwise simple design. Available in 2 sizes: 36 inch or 48 inch. | BUY IT.
Black Entryway Bench With Black Finish: This solid pine bench won’t only look great pretty much anywhere you put it, but it also seats two comfortably and has ample storage room under the flip top seat. An ideal option to store seasonal accessories, like hats and mittens. Also available in White. | BUY IT.
Black Entryway Bench: Not sure which color of bench is right for your entryway? Try a simple and functional black bench like shown above. It features an easy wipe padded seat, a powder coated steel frame, and two tier shelving. Also available in Brown. | BUY IT.
All White Entryway Bench: If you are looking to add a bit of contrast to a dark entryway or just want a fresh addition, this all white bench is up to the task. Its clean color, solid wood frame, slated top, and flip top storage make it a standout choice in our books. Also available in Cherry. | BUY IT.
Narrow Entryway Bench:
A small and mighty bench that even the smallest of entryways could benefit from. Also available in Brown.
Encouraging Review: “I needed a shoe bench that would fit into a space 26″ wide, which left me with very few options. This shoe bench was not only incredibly easy to put together, but it looks terrific and fits into the space perfectly. The entire bench took less than 10 minutes to put together, and can be easily adjusted for non-level floors.” | BUY IT.
Modern Entryway Bench With Storage: Solid wood molding, a low-slung silhouette, and 2 storage drawers all contribute to this bench’s carefully crafted Modern aesthetic. Its sleek profile will lend any entryway a feeling of warmth and spaciousness. | BUY IT.
Modern Minimalist Entryway Bench With Shoe Storage: This modern wood bench with a grey upholstered flip top will keep your shoes and small accessories organized, helping to keep clutter to a minimum. An excellent choice for small entryways that need to be resourceful with minimal space. Also available with a Black cushion or as a two drawer model. | BUY IT.
Entryway Bench With Slide-Out Shoe Drawers: Slide out drawers will make sure your shoes are tucked away but always in arm’s reach. This entryway bench also features an angled top that gives this simple design an extra edge and a removable cushion for a touch of added comfort. Available in White Wash or Rustic Oak. | BUY IT.
Modern Entryway Bench: Thanks to its eye-catching mix of color and materials, this affordable bench is a great choice, especially for Scandinavian or Modern decor. A timeless design that you and your entryway don’t want to miss. | BUY IT.