A bench that incorporates storage and hangers is not only extremely practical, it can also be quite attractive. It’s the kind of furniture that instantly seems to give off a certain “hominess”. The storage area may be under the bench, at the top of the unit, or both. If it is at the bottom of the unit, then it could be ideal as a place to store shoes and boots. This area can be in the form of a shelf, drawers, baskets, or a trunk.
How homey is this model? I love it:
Coat and shoe storage bench pictured: Mahogany Hall Tree by NapaStyle
The idea of this kind of unit is simple: it provides a seating area for people entering, so that they can remove their boots or shoes. The bench can also be used as a surface for bags.