The best entryway bench and coat rack can be your best piece of furniture for bringing back order to your otherwise cluttered entryway! Let’s face it – the entryway can become cluttered with shoes, coats and umbrellas, even bags, because it’s the first place that people going into your home will dump these items. You will not only have a cluttered entryway but you’re also dealing with tripping hazards and it isn’t something you want in your home.
This Songmics shoe storage bench with seat is a great piece of furniture for the entryway because it can fit several pairs of shoes on its bottom two rungs. Yes, you can sit down on the top rung but only if you’re not too heavy, perhaps 140 pounds max, since it isn’t as robust as its manufacturer claims. But if you’re just using it for shoe storage, you can store shoes and the like on all three rungs and it will hold up the combined weight.
While it looks simple, its simplicity is also the reason for its versatility in that it can be placed in the entryway as well as in the bedroom, living room and even the bathroom as an open storage area. Its bamboo material can withstand years of indoor use, not to mention that it’s easy to clean and repair.
This AmazonBasics white bench is a multipurpose piece of furniture that can be placed in the entryway as well as in other rooms in the house. With its three open-front cubby holes, it serves as a convenient storage space for shoes or linens depending on where it’s placed – shoes for entryway placement, linens and other odds and ends for other places. You can also purchase baskets that will fit into the cubby holes in case you want closed storage spaces.
It’s a great way to keep things that could otherwise contribute to the clutter in your home – just instruct your kids, for example, to place their shoes and other things in their designated cubicle to keep them tidy. It also features a simple design that makes it blend well into every type of décor, from classic to contemporary, perhaps with a few revisions (i.e., custom painting).
The contrast between the dark espresso finish of the bench and the beige cushion is the first thing that catches attention about the Ameriwood bench. Yes, it’s a simple design but there’s a certain sophistication to it that makes it suitable for placement in indoor and outdoor areas including the entryway. When placed against a light-colored wall, it really stands out but in a good way.
Of course, it isn’t just a beautiful piece of furniture – it’s also functional! As a cushioned seat, it’s a comfortable place to sit on when putting on or removing your shoes; the thick cushion has Velcro strips to keep it in place. As a storage space, it provides three spacious cubbies in which to store shoes, books and bags, among other items.
The ClosetMaid Cubeicals bench can be customized by adding Cubeical Fabric Drawers in your preferred color and pattern (sold separately). But you may also want to just leave the open cubby as is since it’s easier to see and access the items in this manner. If you want a pop of color in the gray storage bench, then go for the drawers.
Every cubby is sufficient to fit in a few items, such as a pair of shoes, or several books, or other odds and ends; each cubby measures 11.25” (H) x 11.25” (W) x 11.75” (D). With a back panel, the stored items won’t fall through the back, too. The wall between each cubby also makes organizing of items easier by separating, say, sandals from boots.
The great thing about the Rackaphile entryway bench and coat rack is that it doesn’t take up too much space yet it does serve numerous purposes. Indeed, it has a 3-in-1 design that makes it a versatile piece of furniture – an open shelf at the top, a coat rack, and a shoe and bag bench – suitable in the entryway.
The topmost shelf can be used to display decorative items because it doesn’t have to be just functional – it can be ornamental, too. The hooks – and count them because there are 18 hooks with rounded edges to minimize damage – can be used for hanging coats, hats, and umbrellas as well as umbrellas. The bench itself can be used as a seat or as additional shelf for placing more shoes or bags while the rack beneath it is obviously for shoes and the like.
Rubberwood and bonded leather make this eHomeProducts bench a beautiful and functional piece in your entryway although it can be placed in other areas of your home. The espresso stain on the wood blends in well with the décor of contemporary homes – it can either stand out against a light-colored wall or complement a dark-colored background. The bonded leather surprisingly feels softer and suppler to the touch than expected.
Yes, it’s small but its size works to its advantage since it can be placed in tight corners, such as in the small entryway of an apartment. Despite its small size, however, it’s still large enough to accommodate four pairs of shoes as well as sturdy enough to be used as a bench.
The industrial design of this Whitmore entryway bench makes it customizable – add throw pillows or place a cushion to make it blend with the room’s décor, or you can just leave it as is. Once assembled, it’s a fairly roomy bench that can accommodate several shoes on the bottom rack as well as several bags, briefcases and other items on top. You can also use it for other purposes, such as for putting linens and towels in the bathroom.
The steel frame can hold up to 250 pounds but we don’t suggest overloading it either. Even tall people will find its height just the right size for sitting down while putting on their shoes.
This Vasagle coat rack and bench has a vintage style updated for the modern times, thus, its combination of metal and particleboard. Everything about it speaks of utilitarian functionality, from the numerous hooks to the multiple shoe racks and sturdy bench. The hooks can carry loads of up to 6.6 pounds each while the particle board shelf has a 17-pound capacity.
Do you have little space in your bedroom? Well, you can use it, too, to hang your clothes (there’s a clothes bar), store your shoes and bags, and hang your coats! Due to its relatively lightweight construction, it’s easy enough to move it from place to place once assembled.
The combo of rustic finish of the particleboard and the iron frame makes it one of the more eye-catching entryway benches we’ve seen. Since there are two levels of shoe racks, more shoes can be placed on them while the bench itself can be used for placing other things. The entire frame has a capacity of 198 pounds so it can indeed be used as a bench while putting on your shoes.
What makes it unique from all the benches here is that it has four adjustable feet! You can then adjust the height of the feet to get a balanced look, a useful feature when it’s installed in on an uneven floor.
If the industrial look isn’t up your alley, you will like this Homestar hall tree with its antique wood finish. But it’s still modern with its metal frame, hooks and shoe rack so it won’t look out of place in your modern home. The tobacco wood finish won’t be out of place, too, in any place in your home.
You can hang as many as four coats on the rack and four pairs of shoes on the bottom rack. You may also sit down on the bench without worrying about it collapsing under your weight.
The best entryway benches may seem like less significant than, say, the living room, dining room and bedroom furniture. But don’t knock it because it’s smaller because it’s the first impression your guests will have of your home’s interiors. If you want to make a good first impression through a clean look in the entryway, then choose your entryway bench well!
- 10. Songmics 3-Tier Shoe Rack Bench
- 9. AmazonBasics 3-Cube Entryway Shoe Storage Bench with Cushioned Seat
- 8. Ameriwood Home Entryway Storage Bench with Cushion,
- 7. ClosetMaid 3-Cube Storage Bench
- 6. Rackaphile 3-in-1 Entryway Coat Rack
- 5. eHomeProducts Entryway Shoe Bench Shelf Storage Organizer
- 4. Whitmor Modern Industrial Entryway Bench
- 3. Vasagle Industrial Coat Rack Shoe Bench, Entryway Storage Shelf
- 2. Vasagle Industrial Shoe Bench, 3-Tier Shoe Rack
- 1. Homestar with 3-Shelf Hall Tree