Posts Tagged ‘Basket Storage Bench’

Summer to Fall Sunflower Entryway Idea Board

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

This idea board is inspired by our new Good Sunflower Jute Rug, designed by artist Suzanne Pienta. Its vibrant colors and eco-friendly braids are perfect for the floors of any home, and the sunflowers are a perfect transitional flower as we move away from summer decor to fall home accents. The sunflower motif continues with the Iron Sunflower Mirror, which is as much a striking piece of wall art as it is a wall mounted looking-glass.

The practical furnishings in this entryway idea board include the bench and floor lamp. Both are simple enough to carry from season to season, but provide maximum function in any sized entry. We also included the Blue Bird Print from artist Bonnie Fisher because its colors are complementary to the jute rug, and the imagery shows signs of fall on the farm.

We hope this latest idea board inspires you to freshen up your entry with decor that doesn’t let go of summer quite yet, but is completely welcoming to fall.

Sunflower Entryway Idea Board

1. Iron Sunflower Mirror | 2. Good Sunflower Jute Rug | 3. Basket Storage Bench |

4. Candlestick Floor Lamp | 5. Blue Bird Print

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Quick Tip: Small Entryway Storage Solution

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Maximize your space in a small entryway with a cubby bench that offers convenient storage below and a place to sit or stack belongings on top. These types of benches don’t take up a lot of space, plus, they allow for the entry to be stylish and functional.

Bridgewater Storage Bench | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Basket Storage Bench | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Knotty Pine Cubby Storage Bench | Rustic Country Collection | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Thursday’s Theme: Cubby Storage Benches

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Today’s post is dedicated to the storage bench. But not just any storage bench: the cubby storage bench. The stylish furniture piece that also brings plenty of – you guessed it, storage space – to a room. It’s both a seat and a way to keep your belongings neat and tidy; a way to complement your stylish home without sacrificing organization. But you probably knew this already, so let’s talk specifics when it comes to choosing the right cubby storage bench for you and your home.

Basket Storage Bench | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Large Cubby Storage Bench | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopA storage bench with cubbies that includes baskets is sort of the best case scenario when it comes to this type of furniture piece. You have the option to use the baskets in the bench, or leave the cubbies open if you prefer and use the baskets elsewhere. A bench with a raised or high back also invites people to sit down to put their shoes on or take off hats and mittens.

Knotty Pine 24" Cubby Storage Bench | USA | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThere’s always the option to choose a cubby bench without any baskets included. If you prefer the open storage technique than this type of cubby bench is for you. It’s always important to consider how you are going to use the space, whether that means voting against baskets, voting for them, decreasing the size of the bench, or opting for more cubbies. Will this bench be in a high-traffic area, like an entryway? Maybe an extra cubby would come in handy. Or if you want to allow more space for boot trays or just need a little extra storage outside of a closet, consider that maybe one or two cubbies will do the trick.

Bridgewater Storage Bench | USA | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopDrawers are an added feature to some cubby benches that offer more opportunities for storage. Store garden tools in a mudroom, accessories in an entryway, or use in a child’s bedroom for toys and coloring utensils. Benches that are raised above the floor offer the potential to store items underneath, or at least tuck them away temporarily. Again, it’s all about identifying your storage needs and matching those up with the right cubby bench.

Small Cubby Storage Bench | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopYou’re likely to also consider the finish of your cubby storage bench. If you’re going for a primitive look, choose a bench with a more rough finish, or naturally distressed features. For a more modern or contemporary space, a smooth finish will be your best bet. Often a cubby storage bench will allow for a bench cushion to sit on top, so adding one will heighten the comfort and personal style of the bench.

Knotty Pine 3-Cubby Storage Bench | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Do you have a storage bench (or benches) in your home? How do you make the most out of the seating and storage space? Share your tips and ideas in a comment below.

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