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.
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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.
A 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.
There’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.
Drawers 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.
You’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.
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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Today we’re sharing some coffee table alternatives to show how you can go beyond the standard table in your living room. We hope these ideas help inspire you, whether you’re looking for a living room refresh or want to better complement your style.
A bench is truly a versatile piece of furniture. You can find benches in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, so it makes sense for them to also work as a coffee table if you are lacking space in a living room or need more storage solutions.
Our Cubby Bench is a great option because of its – you guessed it – cubbies! They can fit baskets if you prefer hidden storage, or you can conveniently place books and electronics inside for later use. As you can see, three sides of this bench are higher than the face, which, if you were using it as a bench, would snugly fit a cushion. However, as a coffee table, this allows you to keep things on top – like beverages – with a decreased risk of them falling off.
Storage chests and trunks have the blockiness of a standard coffee table, but offer a roomy storage solution in your living room. Our Paneled Storage Chest features a more classic design that would complement a variety of styles, and the recessed details separates the top into two sections – perfect for a his-and-her orientation. The Black Hyacinth Storage Trunk has a personality that warms any room, and its completely flat top makes it a great focal point around which to arrange your furniture.
Cushioned ottomans as central furnishings in a living room have climbed the trend ladder. This type of furniture acts as a more cozy, intimate coffee table in a living room and with the plethora of form and fabric options, the possibilities are nearly endless.
For tufted or slightly rounded ottomans, we recommend finding a coordinating or contrasting tray to allow yourself and your guests a hard surface on which to set snacks, beverages and other items.
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