The hallway is often the most under utilized space in the home when it comes to storage. Of course, it’s not the most convenient place to store a lot of stuff but for boots, shoes and bags the hallway is ideal.
This may seem like an obvious statement but where are you storing your shoes now? If not in the hallway they’re probably taking up space that can be better used for some other purpose.
A storage bench, if you have the room, will suit a variety of uses and just as a place to park your bum! A simple shelf will serve as a shoe rack or you could add a couple of baskets and store all manner of stuff that you don’t need ready access to.
Castleton Storage Bench – a white-painted bench with cubby compartments and a shoe cupboard. W110 × D40 × H55 cm. £169.99 from wayfair.co.uk
Brettany Storage Bench with Baskets – a compact, white-painted bench with 2 drawers and 2 woven baskets. W70 × D34 × H52 cm. £109.99 from wayfair.co.uk
All Home Wood Storage Hallway Bench – conquer your hallway clutter dilemma with this white painted bench with 3 drawers and 3 storage baskets. W107 × D39 × H50 cm. £364.99 from wayfair.co.uk
Argyle Wood Storage Entryway Bench – this classic style bench seat comes in a honeyed pine or all white finish complete with cushion and 2 willow baskets. Also available with 3 baskets. W74 – 109 × D36 × H42 cm. From £109.99 at wayfair.co.uk
Tetbury White Storage Bench – a white painted pine bench complete with cushion seat and 3 woven baskets. Great for hiding unsightly hallway clutter. W112 x D40 x H46 cm. £265 from amazon.co.uk
Westport Wood Storage Hallway Bench – wooden bench with a cream painted frame, woven seat pads and a pair of matching wicker baskets. W82 × H45 × D37 cm. £89.99 from wayfair.co.uk
Washed Rattan Twin Basket Bench – a compact bench seat with cushion. Wooden frame with side panels and two storage baskets. W70 × D39 × H48 cm. £317 from notonthehighstreet.com
White Wickers Storage Bench with Cushion Seat – a white wooden bench with cushion seat and 3 white wicker baskets. W90 × D35 × H42 cm. £99.99 from amazon.co.uk
Alba Shoe Bench – an attractive shoe bench with a height adjustable shelf. Available in cream with oak an oak veneer top or all oak veneer. W96 × H50 × D38 cm. £199 from johnlewis.com
Calia Shoe Storage Unit – oak shoe bench with a black frame and black mesh dividers. W115 × D35 × H45 cm. £350 from johnlewis.com
Freeport Hallway Bench – white painted storage bench with a wide cupboard in the base, wicker basket and two drawers. W135 × H81 × D51 cm. £459 from maisonsdumonde.com
Painted Pine Storage Bench – a solid pine bench with a hinged lid and cut-out heart detail on the backrest. W107 × D49 × H89 cm. Available in a range of colours. £250 from notonthehighstreet.com
Long Wooden Storage Bench – a wooden bench with a slatted shoe rack in the base. Made from reclaimed wood and wax finished. W122 × D28 × H45 cm. Available in a range of colours. £195 from notonthehighstreet.com
Two Seater Monks’ Bench – a Monk’s bench with hinged lid and storage. Available in a range of painted finishes. W91 × D36 × H90 cm. £548 from notonthehighstreet.com
Country Farmhouse Storage Hallway Bench – an ivory painted bench with 3 baskets and seat cushion. W119 × D38 × H50 cm. £249 from wayfair.co.uk (the matching coat rack is sold separately).
Moycor Wood Storage Hallway Bench – composite teak bench with a lift-up seat that reveals a hidden storage compartment. W110 × D45 × H70 cm. £429.99 from wayfair.co.uk
Orolay Storage Bench – white frame storage bench with cushion seat. Comes in two sizes with 2 or 3 bamboo wood crates. W71 – 105 × D35 × H43 cm. £85.99 from amazon.co.uk