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9 Entryway Bench Ideas That Are Welcoming and Practical

You don't have to sacrifice comfort and practicality for style with these welcoming entryway bench ideas

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Young children getting shoes on ready to leave the house with mother helpingGILES JENKYN/GETTY IMAGES

Figuring out what to do with your home entryway can be tricky. An entryway isn’t a full-size room you go to hang out in, but it’s often where you and your guests spend a lot of time chatting. It is also a point of first impression in the home, so finding inviting entryway decor and entryway furniture is important. And if you like leaving your shoes at the door, thinking of entryway bench ideas is important, too.

An entryway bench provides a comfortable place to sit and put on your shoes. Many also include convenient entryway storage for shoes, bags and more, which help keep the space around your front door neat and clutter-free. Here are 9 inviting entryway bench ideas for any entryway.

If you’re redecorating your entrance, don’t forget to check out our entryway table ideas too!

Simple Entryway Benchvia merchant

Simple Entryway Bench

This simple spindle-back bench from Wayfair is made from responsibly sourced wood.  Its minimalist silhouette compliments any entryway, hallway or mudroom. This pine wood piece is just what you’ve been looking give your space a little added style and functionality.

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Entryway Bench for Kids

Young children can comfortably sit on the Songmics Bamboo Shoe Bench thanks to its two-tier design. The 44-inch-long bench is made from slatted bamboo, and the regular-height sitting area can support 264 pounds. The lower bench is the right height for children. Several shelves underneath are great storing shoes, and there’s a taller section for boots.

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Entryway Bench With Hooks

If you need versatility in your entryway bench, the Vivohome 5-in-1 Hall Tree offers a small bench, two shoe shelves and nine hooks on its upper coat rack. This unit is just under 40 inches wide and 72 inches high which makes it sturdy and stable to sit on while slipping on your shoes.

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Entryway Bench With Cubbies

You can store shoes, bags and other accessories out of sight in the Painswick Cubby Storage Bench, which has three cubbies in its base. The bench is 47 inches long, and each of the three compartments has a matching basket that slides out for easy access. This bench comes in several finishes, and an upholstered cushion provides more comfortable seating.

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Entryway Bench With Drawers

The Home Decorators Collection Wood Entryway Bench includes two built-in drawers, allowing you to easily store gloves, dog leashes and other items. The bench’s wooden frame is 41-1/2-inches long, with a cushioned seating area covering more than half of the top. There’s also a lower slatted shelf for shoe storage.

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Entryway Bench With Back

The slatted back of the Dwayne Morven Wood Bench provides support and gives serious Cottagecore vibes. The solid-wood construction features farmhouse accents such as a spindle back and turned legs. The bench is sizable at 51 inches long, and there’s a convenient lower shelf for shoes, storage bins and easy access to essentials.

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Basic Benchvia merchant

Budget Entryway Bench

Entryway benches are often expensive, especially when they’re made from solid wood. But this simple, bamboo storage bench from Wayfair is a budget-friendly alternative. It’s made from natural bamboo plank that’s as durable as solid beech or maple, plus it’s lightweight and easy to clean. Looking for something more? Here is a comprehensive list of entryway furniture ideas to help you spruce up your home.

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Mid-Century Storage Bench

This West Elm storage bench has numerous characteristics of the popular mid-century style, including warm wood tones and sleek tapered legs. The bench is 46-1/2 inches long with two convenient drawers stacked on one side. Its seat features a gray crosshatch fabric cushion.

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Best DIY Entryway Bench

If you have a piece of plywood lying around, you can turn it into this DIY Entryway Bench with Shoe Storage. The whole project only takes around an hour from start to finish. The end result is a cute 26-inch bench with two shelves for shoe storage that’s great for small spaces like dorm rooms and apartments!

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Mary Henn

As Associate Shopping Editor, Mary helps Family Handyman readers find products to elevate their time spent at home. Her expertise lies in style, trend and design. When she’s not working on the latest home and DIY content, you can find her reading a poem or novel—her creative writing has been awarded national recognition.