Shoes have a way of accumulating in piles, like sentient little creatures forming a herd. Left unchecked, the pile tends to expand as you accumulate more shoes. After a while, it can look like a rat's nest of shoes. The pile can get hard to walk around and looks awful. That's where a shoe storage bench can come in handy.
A shoe storage bench can offer the best of three functons: it provides convenient storage, stylish design and added sitting space. But there are many different types of shoe benches to choose from.
Read on to learn about what styles, materials and color to look for in your shoe bench.
How to choose the best material for a shoe storage bench?
Shoe benches come in a few different types of materials. Below we'll cover which work best in different spaces.
The most common material you'll find in a shoe storage bench is wood. It's a sturdy material that holds weight, making it a good option for a bench design. Choose wood if you want a basic piece that can fit into almost any home style.
Wooden benches work best with rustic, mid-Century modern, vintage, French-country and cottage styles. Woodgrain finish will add unpretentious and organic warmth to any of the above styles, but you're not limited to these.
Choose wood with white coating if you have a light contemporary color scheme and a solid painted neutral color like brown or tan for timeless and transitional homes.