Indoor Storage Benches

Buy the best indoor storage benches selected and recommended by interior designers. By Tara Gosselin.

An indoor bench is fine by itself but give it a little more versatility and it is an investment not just a seat. An indoor storage bench embodies both versatility and the respect of the investment in a medium that is well designed and made of the best materials. If you are looking for outdoor storage plus additional seating, then perhaps an outdoor storage bench is what you need.

Rustic Corner Floating Shelves

Rustic Corner Floating Shelves

$122.99

Rustic Corner Floating Shelves

Gracie Oaks

$122.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing unused corners with a touch of style

What We Like: Space-saving design with reclaimed wood

These rustic corner floating shelves bring a warm and charming vibe, maximizing your room's corner space with style and functionality. Crafted from reclaimed wood, these shelves are durable, eco-friendly, and add a cozy touch to any room. They're perfect for displaying small plants, decorative items, or even organizing your kitchen spices. Ideal for small apartments, living rooms, or home offices, they effortlessly blend form and function.

Designer Advice

Install these corner shelves at varying heights to create a visually interesting display, and adorn them with fairy lights for an ambient touch.

Stylish and Convenient Indoor Bench 

Stylish and Convenient Indoor Bench 

$349.99 $494.5

Stylish and Convenient Indoor Bench 

17 Stories

$349.99 $494.5

Description

Complete with a storage area underneath, this 48-inch long wooden indoor bench can make the perfect place to sit in an entryway when taking off or putting on shoes. Slide your shoes under the bench, and reach into the storage area for an outdoor sweater or raincoat before you leave the house.

Designer Advice

Able to support up to 250 pounds, this bench is not only durable, but it’s easy to clean as well. The tufted linen upholstery can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth to keep your cozy seat sparkling. The simple yet stylish rectangle body and white linen color can fit into any decor of your home.

Stylish Storage Bench with Button Tufting

Stylish Storage Bench with Button Tufting

$149.99

Stylish Storage Bench with Button Tufting

The Twillery Co.®

$149.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing living spaces while providing discreet storage

What We Like: Deep button tufting and nailhead detailing

This stylish storage bench not only offers a beautiful silhouette but also adds practical storage to your home. The sturdy structure, polyester fabric covering, and foam padding ensure comfort and durability, while the deep button tufting and nailhead detailing exude elegance. The flip-top design reveals a spacious compartment that conveniently stores blankets, books, or toys. Supported by fixed metal legs, this multifunctional bench serves as a versatile solution for years to come.

Designer Advice

Use it as additional seating in your living room, bedroom, or entryway while keeping a clutter-free environment by neatly storing away your belongings.

Mid-Century Oval Storage Bench

Mid-Century Oval Storage Bench

$167.99

Mid-Century Oval Storage Bench

Willa Arlo™ Interiors

$167.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing entryways and bedrooms with a touch of glam

What We Like: Sherpa upholstery in vibrant jewel tones

This mid-century inspired oval storage bench seamlessly blends style, texture, and functionality. Crafted from metal with splayed, gold-finished legs, the bench is wrapped in sherpa upholstery, available in an array of jewel tones to suit your preference. The removable top reveals ample storage space for stashing throw blankets, books, and clothes, making it an attractive and practical addition to your entryway or bedroom. Plus, the bench includes all the tools required for fuss-free assembly.

Designer Advice

Pair this bench with eye-catching metallic accents and bold fabrics to accentuate its mid-century glamour and create a cohesive, visually interesting space.

Mid-Century Modern Bench with Storage

Mid-Century Modern Bench with Storage

$450

Mid-Century Modern Bench with Storage

AllModern

$450

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing your entryway or living space with extra seating and storage

What We Like: The combination of mid-century design and functional storage

This mid-century modern bench is crafted from solid wood and features slightly splayed legs for a touch of retro charm. Two storage drawers make organizing essentials a breeze, while the polyester seat provides a comfortable and inviting spot to sit when you're putting on or taking off shoes. The bench is not only practical but also adds a stylish element to your home, making it a perfect addition to your entryway or living space.

Designer Advice

Pair it with a coordinating mid-century modern console table and a statement mirror to create an inviting and well-organized entryway ensemble.

Charming Indoor Storage Bench 

Charming Indoor Storage Bench 

$212.99 $465

Charming Indoor Storage Bench 

Gracie Oaks

$212.99 $465

Description

The chunky rectangle shape of this storage bench gives it a classic and charming feel. The backless bench features a thick tufted seat cushion for comfort while you sit for one minute or several. Included with this 41-inch wide bench are three multipurpose canvas storage containers that slide perfectly into the lower cubbies.

Modern Oval Storage Bench with Ottomans

Modern Oval Storage Bench with Ottomans

$199.99

Modern Oval Storage Bench with Ottomans

Willa Arlo™ Interiors

$199.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing foyers, entryways, bedrooms, and providing extra seating in dining or living spaces

What We Like: Ample hidden storage and versatile usage

Our modern oval storage bench boasts an elegant vertical channel tufted design sitting atop a sturdy, geometric metal base with C-shaped sled legs, finished in sleek gold. The high-density foam filling ensures ultra-comfort, while the skin-friendly velvet fabric adds luxury to its aesthetics. With a flip-top lid revealing ample storage for your essentials, decluttering has never been easier. The set also includes two small ottomans for added versatility.

Designer Advice

For a luxurious touch, pair this storage bench with plush throw pillows and a cozy blanket, harmoniously blending comfort and style in your living space.

Button-Tufted Storage Bench

Button-Tufted Storage Bench

$159.99

Button-Tufted Storage Bench

Charlton Home®

$159.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing traditional decor and optimizing storage space

What We Like: Versatile design and hidden storage

This button-tufted storage bench offers a tasteful and functional addition to any room. Its upholstered design, featuring solid hues and stunning nailhead trim, seamlessly blends with traditional interiors. The bench not only provides an extra seating option but also has a lid that opens to reveal a generous storage space. Ideal for tidying away board games, blankets or other essentials in your bedroom, living room, or den.

Designer Advice

Place it at the end of your bed or against a wall to create a cozy reading nook, and pair it with decorative throw pillows to add a touch of color and comfort.

Lift-Up Storage Entryway Bench

Lift-Up Storage Entryway Bench

$89.99

Lift-Up Storage Entryway Bench

Wade Logan

$89.99

Description

Perfect For: Organizing small entryway spaces

What We Like: Dual purpose seating and storage

Combining both seating and storage, this lift-up storage entryway bench is a stylish and practical solution for your entryway clutter. Crafted from engineered wood with a weathered neutral hue, this bench complements various aesthetics, from modern to farmhouse. The lift-up seat provides hidden storage for hats, mittens, and pet leashes, while the two open shelves can hold up to six pairs of shoes. At 21.2'' tall by 24'' wide, it's perfect for smaller spaces.

Designer Advice

Use the bench to create a cozy and clean entryway by hanging a mirror above and adding a small area rug to emphasize the welcoming atmosphere.

Rustic Indoor Bench with Storage 

Rustic Indoor Bench with Storage 

$91.99 $95.99

Rustic Indoor Bench with Storage 

17 Stories

$91.99 $95.99

Description

Storage space may be at a premium in your home, but this 39-inch long wooden and metal framed storage bench can help. There are three open shelves at the bottom for storing shoes, toys, and other items, while the hidden storage under the bench is perfect for seasonal clothing, umbrellas, or pet leashes. 

Unique Half Circle Storage Benches 

Unique Half Circle Storage Benches 

$146.99 $187.99

Unique Half Circle Storage Benches 

Alcott Hill®

$146.99 $187.99

Description

Available in nine attractive colors, including olive green, royal blue, and more, this half-circle shaped storage bench can be an interesting conversation piece in your home. Place it in an entryway, use it at a vanity, or create a comfortable reading nook near a window.

Designer Advice

Able to support up to 400 pounds, this 43-inch wide bench is extremely durable and built to last atop solid pine wood legs and frame. The velvet upholstery is sleek and soft, while brass nails line the edge of the lid for a stylish touch.

Simplistic Wooden Storage Bench 

Simplistic Wooden Storage Bench 

$97.99 $103.99

Simplistic Wooden Storage Bench 

Hashtag Home

$97.99 $103.99

Description

Made to be more of a practical storage option instead of a decorative piece, this highly useful footwear storage bench can support up to 150 pounds while also keeping multiple pairs of shoes organized. Place it in an entryway to make changing into outdoor shoes easy and convenient. 

Designer Advice

Made from a combination of solid wood and MDF, this 35-inch wide open-air storage bench is available in ten unique colors. This bench not only provides a versatile storage option but also brings a casual coastal feel to your decor.  

Classic Farmhouse Storage Bench Indoor 

Classic Farmhouse Storage Bench Indoor 

$246.99 $639

Classic Farmhouse Storage Bench Indoor 

Gracie Oaks

$246.99 $639

Description

Made to imitate the sliding door on a barn or stable, any of the three separated cubby holes can be covered up to suit your needs. The runner for the door runs the entire length of this 46-inch storage bench. Made from high grade MDF, this bench can easily support up to 250 pounds.

Easthampton Polyester Upholstered Storage Bench

Easthampton Polyester Upholstered Storage Bench

$199.99

Easthampton Polyester Upholstered Storage Bench

Willa Arlo™ Interiors

$199.99

Description

Elevate your space with this luxurious 50" storage bench, perfect for bedrooms or living rooms. Upholstered in durable 100% polyester fabric, its chic oval seat and solid color effortlessly blend with any decor. Crafted with a sturdy kiln-dried engineered wood frame and sleek C-shaped metal legs for stability. The flip-top lid opens to reveal ample storage, ideal for blankets, pillows, or games. With a weight capacity of 330 lbs, this bench comfortably seats two, making it a stylish and practical addition to your home. Add a touch of glamour and functionality with this versatile storage bench.

Kajana Upholstered Flip Top Storage Bench

Kajana Upholstered Flip Top Storage Bench

$149.99 $399.7

Kajana Upholstered Flip Top Storage Bench

The Twillery Co.®

$149.99 $399.7

Description

Add a touch of glamour and luxury to your space with this storage bench. Crafted with an engineered wood frame, this bench features a chic rectangular design with splayed metal legs. The plush foam padding and polyester upholstery in various solid hues create a cozy seat. Button tufting and nailhead trim add sophistication. Lift the seat to reveal hidden storage for blankets or bedding. Whether placed at the end of your bed or in the entryway, this bench is sure to make a statement. Upgrade your bedroom, hallway, or living room with this stylish and functional piece.

Denali 51.18" Wide Rectangle Storage Bench

Denali 51.18" Wide Rectangle Storage Bench

$129.99

Denali 51.18" Wide Rectangle Storage Bench

Latitude Run®

$129.99

Description

Organize in style with our versatile Ottoman Bench! Ideal for living rooms, foyers, or bedrooms, this piece offers convenient storage and a sleek design. Upholstered with delicate stitching and soft pressure hinges, it adds class and functionality to any space. Perfect for storing blankets, pillows, or other essentials, this ottoman will impress with its chic look and long-lasting quality. Add a touch of elegance and tidiness to your home with this must-have piece. Stylish storage has never been easier!

Castiel Wicker Storage Bench

Castiel Wicker Storage Bench

$244.99 $309

Castiel Wicker Storage Bench

Sand & Stable™

$244.99 $309

Description

Add a touch of coastal farmhouse charm to your living space with this classic thatch weave storage bench. The flip-top lid opens to reveal ample space for blankets and pillows. Solid wood legs provide stability while the wicker surfaces offer texture. At 36" wide, it comfortably seats two people and requires no assembly. Perfect for your entryway or living room, this versatile bench combines style and functionality seamlessly. Elevate your decor with this charming storage solution.

Aviyah Solid Wood Storage Bench

Aviyah Solid Wood Storage Bench

$219.99 $305.94

Aviyah Solid Wood Storage Bench

Millwood Pines

$219.99 $305.94

Description

Add a touch of style and functionality to your home with the Aviyah flip-top storage bench. This versatile piece offers storage space for hats, mittens, or board games, while also providing an extra seating area. Featuring gently sweeping sides and X-braces, this bench is a stylish addition to any room. The flip-top storage allows for easy access to your spare items. Perfect for entryways, living rooms, or dens, the Aviyah bench combines practicality with modern design elements. Upgrade your home decor with this multi-functional and stylish storage bench today!

Denali 51.18" Wide Rectangle Storage Bench

Denali 51.18" Wide Rectangle Storage Bench

$129.99 $174.99

Denali 51.18" Wide Rectangle Storage Bench

Latitude Run®

$129.99 $174.99

Description

Add functionality and style to your living space with this versatile ottoman bench. Featuring convenient storage space and a sleek design, this piece is perfect for any room in your home. The smooth upholstery and delicate stitching add a touch of sophistication, while the soft pressure hinges ensure easy access to your belongings. Whether in the living room, foyer, or bedroom, this ottoman will elevate your decor with its chic looks and practical storage solution. Say goodbye to clutter and hello to elegance with this must-have furniture piece.

Stamey Storage Bench

Stamey Storage Bench

$68.99 $74.99

Stamey Storage Bench

Union Rustic

$68.99 $74.99

Description

Elevate your home with the Shoe Bench Organizer, a perfect blend of style and practicality. Featuring a Modern Industrial design, this bench fits seamlessly in any decor. Crafted with steel, wire, and solid engineered wood, it's sturdy enough to support up to 250 pounds. Say goodbye to clutter and hello to organization with this durable and stylish piece. Add charm and functionality to your space with the Shoe Bench Organizer today.

10 Cubbies Shoe Bench, Storage Entryway Bench W Removable Cushion, Space Saving Storage Shoe Bench

10 Cubbies Shoe Bench, Storage Entryway Bench W Removable Cushion, Space Saving Storage Shoe Bench

$154.99

10 Cubbies Shoe Bench, Storage Entryway Bench W Removable Cushion, Space Saving Storage Shoe Bench

Latitude Run®

$154.99

Description

Organize your entryway with the TJYGO Shoe Storage Bench. This 10 cubbies storage rack bench provides ample space for all your shoes. The padded seat adds comfort while putting on or taking off your shoes. Perfect for small spaces, this shoe shelf fits in entryways, living rooms, hallways, or bedrooms. Keep your space tidy and stylish with this versatile and functional piece. Say goodbye to shoe clutter and hello to organization with the TJYGO Shoe Storage Bench.

Janina 100% Polyester (Recycled) Upholstered Storage Bench

Janina 100% Polyester (Recycled) Upholstered Storage Bench

$570 $720

Janina 100% Polyester (Recycled) Upholstered Storage Bench

AllModern

$570 $720

Description

Upgrade your space with the versatile Janina bench. Ideal for bedrooms, foyers, and living rooms, this stylish piece offers eco-friendly fabric upholstery and easy assembly. Choose from elegant meridian cream or refreshing meridian sea green to complement your décor. Maximize storage and style with the Janina bench.

Spearman Velvet Upholstered Storage Bench

Spearman Velvet Upholstered Storage Bench

$119.99 $211.2

Spearman Velvet Upholstered Storage Bench

Willa Arlo™ Interiors

$119.99 $211.2

Description

Add a touch of elegance and functionality to your home with this upholstered bench. Available in various velvet hues, the classic button-tufted flip top and nailhead trim add sophistication. Resting on chrome-finished metal feet, this mid-century silhouette comfortably seats two with a weight capacity of 300 lbs. The convenient flip-top storage compartment is perfect for shoes or blankets in your entryway or bedroom. Upgrade your space with this stylish and versatile piece that combines style and practicality effortlessly.

52" Upholstered Storage Bench With Truncated Arms

52" Upholstered Storage Bench With Truncated Arms

$187.99

52" Upholstered Storage Bench With Truncated Arms

Latitude Run®

$187.99

Description

Add a touch of sophistication and functionality to your home with our stylish Bench. Available in 46.5" and 52" width options, with or without nailhead trim, this versatile piece offers ample storage space for extra quilts and clothing. Featuring a solid and engineered wood frame, foam-padded seat, and sturdy legs, it's a durable and chic addition to any room. Pair with decorative pillows or a throw blanket for a cozy look. With easy assembly and stress-tested packaging, this bench is the perfect blend of style and practicality for your home. Elevate your space with this elegant and functional bench today.

Medjidi Storage Bench

Medjidi Storage Bench

$93.99

Medjidi Storage Bench

Ebern Designs

$93.99

Description

This versatile storage bench combines seating with functionality. Available in multiple styles, it provides a convenient place to sit while also offering ample storage space to keep your belongings organized. Perfect for any space, the storage bench is a great addition to keep your area clutter-free and tidy. Add both comfort and organization to your home with this stylish and practical storage bench.

Breeanna Foldable Upholstered Storage Bench

Breeanna Foldable Upholstered Storage Bench

$135.99 $149.99

Breeanna Foldable Upholstered Storage Bench

Wade Logan®

$135.99 $149.99

Description

Enhance your space with this modern 48" storage bench, offering both functionality and contemporary style. The solid and engineered wood construction with solid rubberwood legs ensures durability, while the polyester blend fabric upholstery and nailhead trim add a refined touch. The flip-top design provides ample storage for blankets or pillows. With a seating capacity for two and a weight limit of 300 lbs., this versatile bench is perfect for your entryway, living room, or bedroom. Add a touch of elegance and practicality to your home decor with this stylish storage bench.

Solid Oak and Papercord Storage Bench

Solid Oak and Papercord Storage Bench

$439.99

Solid Oak and Papercord Storage Bench

Corrigan Studio®

$439.99

Description

Elevate your entryway with our artisan wooden bench - a blend of rustic charm and modern functionality. Crafted from durable wood with a rope-weaved seat, this piece offers comfort and style. The sturdy metal frame includes a hidden shoe storage area to keep clutter at bay. Perfect for hallway, foyer, or mudroom, this bench provides a moment of repose while keeping your space effortlessly neat. Welcome home to elegance.

Upholstered Bench with Storage

Upholstered Bench with Storage

Upholstered Bench with Storage

Wade Logan®

Description

Perfect For: Maximizing space in entryways, living rooms, or bedrooms

What We Like: Sleek design and ample storage space

This upholstered bench combines a stylish seating surface with generous storage, designed to declutter your entryway, living room, or bedroom. The engineered wood frame sits on matte black metal legs, boasting a chic tapered corner silhouette. The seat is wrapped in textured polyester fabric and filled with foam for ultimate comfort. Lift the top to reveal a spacious storage compartment, perfect for tucking away blankets, throws, and more. With a weight capacity of 250 lbs, assembly is required.

Designer Advice

Pair this bench with complementary furnishings such as a sleek console table or a modern area rug to create a cohesive, stylish space with added functionality.

Mid-Century Modern Storage Bench with Cushioned Top

Mid-Century Modern Storage Bench with Cushioned Top

Mid-Century Modern Storage Bench with Cushioned Top

Wade Logan®

Description

Perfect For: Stylish storage in your entryway or bedroom

What We Like: The cushioned lift-up top and soft-close hinges

Upgrade your entryway or bedroom with this mid-century modern storage bench. It boasts a sturdy solid and engineered wood construction and 100% polyester upholstery for easy maintenance. With four faux drawers and a cushioned lift-up top, it's perfect for storing toys, games, or blankets. The short flared legs give this bench a retro-inspired look, and the soft-close hinges ensure quiet operation. For added convenience, the finished back features cut-out shapes for cable management.

Designer Advice

Pair this bench with other mid-century modern furnishings and incorporate a chic area rug or pillow in a contrasting color to create a cohesive and stylish space.

Mid-Century Bench with Deep Drawer

Mid-Century Bench with Deep Drawer

Mid-Century Bench with Deep Drawer

Wade Logan®

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing both form and function in any room

What We Like: The blend of style and practicality

This mid-century inspired bench is a versatile addition to any space, featuring a clean-lined design and tapered legs for a sleek modern silhouette. Crafted from manufactured wood and upholstered in dark brown faux leather, it offers a comfortable seating solution as well as a spacious, deep drawer for storing various items – from board games to blankets. Its stylish look and convenient storage make it a top choice for homeowners seeking elegance and utility in one piece.

Designer Advice

Pair this bench with other mid-century modern furnishings or use it to contrast with contemporary decor, and enjoy its multifunctionality in any part of your home.

Upholstered Storage Bench with Faux Fur

Upholstered Storage Bench with Faux Fur

Upholstered Storage Bench with Faux Fur

Wade Logan®

Description

Perfect For: Accenting bedrooms or entryways with a touch of luxury

What We Like: Hidden storage and comfortable seating

Elevate your space with this upholstered storage bench, featuring a stylish rectangular design with white faux fur fabric and tapered metal legs. The hinged top lifts to reveal ample hidden storage for linens, blankets, or accessories. Capable of holding up to 250 lbs., this versatile bench doubles as a comfortable seating option, perfect for putting on shoes or simply lounging. With only partial assembly required, simply attach the legs to begin enjoying your new luxurious addition.

Designer Advice

To further enhance the luxe look, pair this bench with plush decorative pillows or a cozy throw blanket, allowing it to effortlessly blend with your existing décor.

Modern Flip-Top Upholstered Bench with Storage

Modern Flip-Top Upholstered Bench with Storage

Modern Flip-Top Upholstered Bench with Storage

Latitude Run®

Description

Perfect For: Versatile seating and storage solutions

What We Like: Its convenient flip-top design and ample storage space

This modern flip-top upholstered bench is an excellent addition to any room, from dining areas and bedrooms to entryways. It's designed with a simple yet functional interior storage space to hold extra throw blankets, shoes, and more. Measuring 17.7'' H x 30.1'' W x 18.1'' D, this bench offers comfortable seating and practical storage without compromising your home's modern aesthetic. Arrives ready to use with no assembly required.

Designer Advice

Pair it with a matching area rug and statement artwork to create a cozy and inviting space that perfectly complements your home's modern style.

Fabric Upholstered Storage Bench

Fabric Upholstered Storage Bench

Fabric Upholstered Storage Bench

Gracie Oaks

Description

Add a touch of rustic charm to your home with our White Rustic Style Storage Bench. This versatile piece features sliding barn doors for easy access to ample storage space, perfect for stowing away shoes or other items. The padded seat cushion provides comfort while putting on or taking off shoes. This hallway bench doubles as a shoe cabinet, keeping your entryway organized and clutter-free. Enhance both the style and functionality of your home with this multi-purpose piece. A must-have for any modern farmhouse or rustic decor.

Domingue Polyester Upholstered Storage Bench

Domingue Polyester Upholstered Storage Bench

Domingue Polyester Upholstered Storage Bench

Wade Logan®

Description

Enhance your entryway or bedroom with this stylish mid-century modern storage bench. Made of solid and engineered wood, this bench comes with 100% polyester upholstery and features four faux drawers on the face. The cushioned lift-up top provides ample storage space for toys, games, or blankets. Its short flared legs add a retro touch, while the soft-close hinges ensure quiet closing. The finished back with cut-out shapes allows for easy cable management. Upgrade your decor with this functional and chic storage bench today!

Gorton Linen Blend Upholstered Storage Bench

Gorton Linen Blend Upholstered Storage Bench

Gorton Linen Blend Upholstered Storage Bench

Longshore Tides

Description

Sophie's farmhouse entry storage shoe bench is the perfect addition to any modern home. Available in Blue, Brown, Gray, and White, this chic-cottage piece offers ample storage space with three doors and a smooth, flat top. Say goodbye to clutter and hello to a stress-free morning routine. Whether you're an avid runner like Sophie or just looking to bring some organization to your life, this shoe bench is a game-changer. Easily kick off your shoes, grab essentials, and tuck away belongings in no time. Make your mornings easier with Sophie's favorite furniture piece!

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Indoor Storage Benches

Buying Guide

While you'll find hundreds of different colors, shapes and designs, benches can be divided into four main categories depending on their storage options:

Flip-top

This is the traditional long trunk with legs and the sitting surface that can be lifted; some of them feature upholstered seats, arms or even an upright back; recommended for storing objects that do not need to be taken out several times a day, it is often used for storing blankets, seasonal clothes, holiday decorations, old magazines, or even towels and extra bed sheets.

Cubby

Practical when it comes to shoes (especially since you can sit on top of it to put them on!) and ideal for records, books or other objects that you'd like to showcase and be able to reach for them easily, a cubby bench has an open front with a few square or rectangular holes;

Drawer

The solid frame is home to one or more drawers that allow you to store different types of objects without them being in plain sight; drawer organizers help you neatly store smaller objects such as mittens, socks, shoe accessories, dog gear, and the like.

Cabinet

A compromise between a classic flip-top bench and drawers, it features handy cupboard doors that make it easy to reach the stored items. In the hallway, it can be used to store boots or even you kids' sports gear, such as a basketball. When placed in the kitchen, it can help you declutter you worktop from those cooking appliances that you bought but don't use too often.

In order to determine which type works best for you, it's important to have an idea of what you want to store in it (What type of items? How many? How big are they?) but also where the bench will be placed.

  • Entryway: you'll want a long and thin bench with a sturdy feel; as drawers and cupboards can be a bit cumbersome in such narrow spaces, it's best to go for a traditional flip-top or, if you're going to use it for shoes, a cubby bench with comfy cushions or a vinyl or leather top;
  • Kitchen: more traditional and rustic wooden benches usually work very well in cooking and dining scenarios, and we recommend going for a comfortable model that features an upright back so that you can use it as extra seating whenever needed;
  • Living room or study: these benches usually fulfill the need to store and showcase a specific type of objects that can be used in that room, perhaps when sitting on it. From records if it's next to a record player to books if you'd like to create a special reading nook, pick a model with a comfortable seat and a type of storage that fits those objects the most;
  • Bedroom: generally placed at the foot of the bed, these benches are very decorative and look more like a backless couch or a wide ottoman; they're usually made of upholstery fabric or feature a cushioned flip-top;
  • Patiowood, wicker or plastic flip-top benches are the most practical to store your cushions or other outdoor objects in order to always keep them dry and at hand.

The best way to choose a storage bench that complements the rest of the room is to identify the colors in its existing palette and the décor style that you want to keep consistent. If you're planning on pressing your bench against another piece of furniture (e.g. your bed) or a particularly bright wall, we also recommend choosing a different color to help it stand out, perhaps by creating a light and dark contrast.

As for décor styles, here's some inspiration!

  • Traditional wooden benches are the most versatile: they work with rusticmid-Century modernvintageFrench-country and cottage styles;
  • Minimalist benches should be made of wood, have very thin legs, a monochrome top, and feature drawers or cupboards to avoid keeping too many elements in sight;
  • Scandinavian benches are made of lighter woods and natural colors such as white, cream, grey, dark blue or forest green; adding faux fur or a different texture on top can also help bring this type of décor to life;
  • For a modern room, play with different geometrical shapes, painted wood and metal to create simple well-defined lines and a balance between aesthetics and functionality;
  • Industrial benches should combine wood and dark metal elements such as thin legs, cabinets or even see-through mesh to maintain an unfinished feel;
  • Featuring white or light pastel tones with a discolored or aged look, shabby chic benches boast more harmonious shapes especially when it comes to their legs, arms and backs; they often include details, decorations or even pretty basket-shaped drawers.

Storage benches can be made of many materials and, as we've seen, some work better for specific styles or locations: fabric upholstery is popular in bedrooms, metal can be chosen for more modern and industrial rooms, while plastic and wicker models work well outdoors. 

If the top part is a separate piece vinyl and leather are the easiest to clean, but the latter can fade if kept in direct sunlight most of the time;

Fabric upholstery such as synthetic or velvet is another popular option, especially in bedrooms. If you're toying with the thought of getting a fabric upholstered bench for the dining room, think twice. Traditional wood is still the best choice for kitchen and dining room use, whether it's natural or painted, as it's wear resistant and versatile. 

If you like the look of a wooden bench but are worried about it being uncomfortable to sit on for longer, you could simply add cushions to it - removable covers can be machine washed if spills occur.

Now that you've gone through a good overview, let's recap the points that you should focus on in order to choose the right storage bench for you and your house: 

  • Depending on how much room you have and whether you want the stored items to be hidden or kept in plain sight, you must choose between flip-top, cubby, drawer or cabinet-style benches
  • Go for a sturdy thin bench if you're planning on placing it in your entryway and consider cubby holes for shoes, a traditional wooden bench with an upright back for the kitchen, a practical model that can fit a specific type of items used in your living room or study, a soft fabric one for the bedroom, and light plastic or wicker benches for the garden
  • Create a light and dark contrast between the bench and the wall or piece of furniture that it's placed against
  • Identify the color palette and décor style of the room to keep it cohesive

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Diy bench seat with storage diy garden love this look

DIY Bench Seat with Storage - DIY Garden Love this look. Can do indoors with a padded top.

Coaster Storage Bench with Baskets and Cushions, White

This storage bench is a perfect choice to furnish modern styled entryway. Three comfortable seat cushions have a sleek, fabric upholstery finished with decorative buttons. Bench has a soft white finish and features three large baskets.

Simpli Home Sea Mills Collection Entryway Bench

If you're looking for some stylish and intriguing solutions for your house, this amazing and practical bench might be a perfect choice! Check it out and fall in love with its awesome design and functionality.

Linon Hunter Storage Bench - Walnut

Complement your interior with this elegant, classic styled storage bench. Its sturdy construction is fully made of rubber wood and has an elegant walnut finish. It has a slatted back, split seat and metal hardware.

Simpli Home Acadian Collection Entryway Bench

It is a traditional and classic entryway bench that has got a storage and is perfect for your clothes, shoes and other. It fits to any style and décor in your hall and foyer. You need to have it.

TMS Zoe Storage Bench

This is a functional piece of furniture. It is a bench that offers a comfortable, padded seat for enhanced comfort. What is more, this product has got a storage compartment located under the sitting area.

Abbyson Living Easton Leather Bedroom Storage Bench

Abbyson Living Easton Leather Bedroom Storage Bench

This piece of furniture is an element that has got a functional and decorative role in the house. It is a bench that assures a soft seat and storage space. Its neutral color looks nice in any type of decor.

Homelegance 4730NF Lift Top Storage Bench with Tufted Accents, Beige Fabric

It is a storage bench that has got a lift top, tufted accents and beige fabric upholstery. It fits perfectly to classic and elegance style and decor. It adds comfort to any bedroom.

Wooden storage chests 4

Wooden storage chest - functional and stylish at the same time, embodying the characteristic rustic vibe. Wherever it will appear, it will give a specific vintage character to the space and of course a decent amount of storage space.

For the end of my bed kendall cubbie bench antique

For the end of my bed. Kendall Cubbie Bench - Antique White

Coaster Button-Tufted Design Storage Bench, Brown Leatherette

If you;re looking for some original and stylish solutions for your house, check out this amazing and unique storage bench! It's gonna bring you not only an intriguing design, but also an unusual functionality.

Keter 213126 Eden Bench Box

Keter 213126 Eden Bench Box

Who said sitting in your garden cannot simply be one of the most rewarding and relaxing experiences there are? With this amazing bench deck you can finally experience utmost comfort and be able to take your surroundings in.

Madison Park Mirage Indoor Storage Bench

Madison Park Mirage Indoor Storage Bench

This bench has got a storage and tufted top. It has got an espresso finish, green color and polyester blend upholstery. It adds style, comfort and beauty to any bedroom, living room and other.

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Plastic storage benches 5

Spruce up your outdoor furniture with the practical and functional plastic storage bench. Producted 100 % from recycled plastic, which is very important nowadays. It present great yellow canary shade. Besides the long seat it has also storage both underneath.

Outside storage bench

Bench with capacious compartment for storing needed items. It is completely made of wood. Designed for indoor and outdoor use. It is resistant to rust and harmful weather conditions.

Outdoor wooden storage bench

Add this amazing storage bench for your patio and enjoy a boost of space to hide your tools and blankets, while making the best of your space and providing both a nice seating option and a true example of class with its natural looks.

Metra Modern Inspired Collection Storage Bench

Attractive modern 2-person bench with a storage space under a rectangular hinged top. It has a wooden frame, black curved splayed legs, rolled out arms. It's upholstered in grey fabric with decorative stitching on a tufted seat and longer sides.

Woodland Import Wood Basket Bench with Huge Storage Capacity - White

Two woven baskets create a functional whole with the white wood bench frame, and they immediately expand the storage capacities of the piece. You must admit that the combination of white with natural brown weave is very appealing.

Furniture of america revelle padded leatherette storage

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Indoor Storage Benchesghantapic

Belham living morgan traditional flip top storage bench

Belham Living Morgan Traditional Flip Top Storage Bench ...

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Indoor Storage Bench: The Much Needed Extra Space + It ...

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