21 Best Storage Benches for Every Room in the House
Instant home organization? Yes, please! Curb the clutter, then sit back and relax with these incredible storage benches.
Storage benches just make life easier. Place them by the front door, and they give you a comfortable spot to lace up your shoes or slip on your coat. Put them in the living room or den, and they become an extra seat while keeping pillows and blankets within arm's reach. And if the nursery or playroom is always a mess? A storage bench can help reduce clean-up time. (And restore some parental peace of mind.)
Suffice it to say, storage benches are the ultimate cure-all when it comes to clutter — and we've found the best for every room in the house. Scroll on to see our favorite pieces and relish in the instant organization.
Best Entryway Storage Benches
Tired of tripping over shoes? We totally get it. Casually slip those ballet flats, scuffed sneakers and muddy work boots out of the way using this clever storage bench. The piece boasts a mango wood frame, a padded seat cushion and a built-in shoe rack — so it really makes an impact. If it were up to us, we'd complete the space with a couple of coat hooks.
If you frequently host family or friends, then you might want to invest in this two-tiered storage bench. The wooden unit is compact enough to fit in your entryway or mudroom, but it gives you two wide shelves for up to eight pairs of shoes. Guests can take a seat on the padded cushion, untie their laces and then literally push their shoes out of the way until they're ready to go home.
Create one stylish drop-zone for keys, mail, coats and more with this midcentury storage bench. The piece is crafted from sustainably-sourced wood, finished in a rich acorn hue and equipped with two smooth-gliding drawers and a fabric cushion. And thanks to the raised frame and tapered legs, you'll find plenty of shoe storage underneath as well.
Carve out the functional entryway of your dreams with this charming all-in-one storage bench. The unit features a drawer for mail, two adjustable cubbies for hats and other accessories, and a large drop-front cabinet for shoes and boots. Meanwhile, beadboard paneling and a plinth base pack in some gorgeous texture.
Best Hallway Storage Benches
Keep the hallway clean (and encourage your family to do the same) with this contemporary storage bench. The piece boasts an expansive flat top and two drop-front drawers for hats, coats, boots, board games, leashes, etc. It's also available in your choice of desert pine or charcoal.
Give your plain hallway a new sense of purpose with this modern farmhouse storage bench. The unit is crafted from durable laminate and powder-coated steel, so it can accommodate a few people or a few toss pillows. And down below, you'll find three partitioned compartments for coffee table books, decorative baskets, houseplants, etc.
Best Living Room Storage Benches
Create a window seat anywhere in the house with this tufted storage bench and a couple of throw pillows. The piece is available in three retro colors (read: dusty blue, charcoal gray and spice orange), and it rests on tapered dowel legs for a cool midcentury aesthetic. But the best part is that you can keep extra blankets or books inside.
Living room clutter driving you crazy? Stash the remotes, magazines and toys out of sight with this tufted storage bench. The box comes wrapped in woven polyester, so it's soft and easy to clean. (Just in case the kiddos or pets get a little rowdy.) Once you've finished tidying up, you can slide on the lid and prop your feet up.
Pro Tip: If you want a storage bench that can double as a seat for guests, look for something with tall sides or rolled arms. These features will echo the look and feel of a chair, and entice your visitors to lounge. This stylish settee checks all the boxes with its tall sides, bolster pillows and tapered dowel legs.
Fair Warning: Your family and friends will flock to this comfy upholstered storage bench. With its plump, polyester-blend cushion and gently rolled arms, this piece easily resembles a chaise or loveseat. Look closely at the front, though, and you'll spot a fabric handle, a flip-top lid and a storage compartment for spare pillows and blankets.
Best Kitchen Storage Benches
Add secret storage to your breakfast nook, courtesy of this corner bench. The L-shaped unit slides right against the wall and makes space for about four people. Meanwhile, deep compartments with integrated handles give you one more place to stash placemats, linens and seasonal decorations.
Conceal the pet food from curious snouts and mischievous paws using this industrial storage locker. The unit is built from wood composite and steel, and it boasts three deep drawers for kibble, treats, toys and more. If it were up to us, we'd definitely display pet-safe plants along the top.
Best Bedroom Storage Benches
When you're ready for bed, toss the lumbar pillows and Euro shams on this sophisticated storage bench. The piece is expertly crafted from kiln-dried oak wood and features both a tufted seat and a generous open shelf. Best of all? You can choose the finish and fabric color to ensure that the storage bench perfectly complements your design.
Cozy up your bedroom and create one stylish spot for changing with this brown leather storage bench. The buttery-soft upholstery, antique bronze nailhead trim and natural pine legs will infuse your space with warmth. At the same time, the sturdy bench and slatted shelf will hold your pajamas, slippers and other evening essentials.
If you're lucky enough to have a large walk-in closet, then why not add some sumptuous, multipurpose seating? This crushed velvet bench will look great in the center of your space and give you extra room for hats, purses, pajamas, workout gear, etc. Plus, the gold legs will lend a hint of shimmer to your suite.
Bring style, seating and storage into your teen's room with this channel-tufted bench. The adorable accent is the perfect size for the foot of their bed, and it comes wrapped in soft velvet fabric so they can comfortably lounge or finish their homework. Meanwhile, the "secret" compartment tucks their stuffed animals, school supplies or seasonal clothes out of sight.
Best Bathroom Storage Bench
There's something incredibly luxurious about having fluffy towels, loofahs and candles in arm's reach of your tub. See for yourself and upgrade your bathroom with this reclaimed wood storage bench. The piece features A-frame legs, a flat top and a slatted shelf for all of your soaking essentials.
Best Playroom Storage Bench
Straighten up the nursery or playroom in seconds with this classic white storage bench. The unit sits nice and low to the floor (so kiddos can help put away their toys), and it includes cubbies for their books, art supplies, stuffed animals and more. You can even customize the front with sliding doors and tuck items out of sight during naptime.
Best Garage Storage Benches
Need a better solution for your garage? No problem. Put this industrial storage bench to work, and organize your power tools or camping gear in seconds. The heavy-duty unit is constructed from 24 gauge steel and features a wood worktop, sliding doors and built-in shelves. It can also hold up to 600 pounds and even withstand extreme temperatures.
Leave the gardening shoes and work boots in the garage where they belong, and line them up on this industrial storage bench. The simple yet streamlined frame is crafted from powder-coated metal and topped with a rustic wood seat. Meanwhile, the slatted shelf helps dirt- or rain-soaked shoes dry quickly.