DIY Entryway Bench Ideas

Have you been searching for the perfect entryway bench for your space? Not sure where to start? We have the answers for you. From tutorial videos to top projects, we have ideas to inspire you and get you on the path to creating your own entryway bench. Be sure to follow the popular discussions happening right now on the topic. Have fun!

Entryway Bench Basics

An entryway bench isn’t a seat

An entryway bench shouldn’t dominate the space. Its main purpose is to act as a focal point rather than a place to sit comfortably.

Make full use of your bench

Use a bench with internal storage to maximize the value of objects in your entryway.

Open or closed storage

When choosing to use your bench as a storage device, decide what you want to store and whether it should be on display or not.

Compare and contrast colors

An entryway bench is a great way to make a statement. Paint it in colors that contrast with your walls. Consider matching your door color.

Combine with hooks for max impact

Install hooks or a floating shelf above a bench to break up an empty space in your entryway.

Top Projects for Entryway Benches

Visit our top DIY entryway projects and ideas and learn how to furnish your space.

Entryway Bench Videos

DIY video tutorials on entryway bench ideas. Let us help you out.

Wooden Bench Upcycle

I got this wooden bench from a thrift store but it didn't match my home's colors. I knew it was time to upcycle it using a wood grain tool and a stencil. You can see more of my crazy creations here

Updating a 70's Style Coat Rack Storage Bench

I found this old coat rack storage bench at a thrift store for $10! It was in good condition except for a small hole in one of the door panels and a flat, dirty seat cushion. So I reupholstered the seat and then tried to find a way to replace the door panels - all with the goal of updating the 70's look.

Entertainment Center Becomes Mudroom Storage/seating

Our mudroom didn't have any closet space or seating so we started looking around for different types of solutions. I was wondering around a local Habitat Restore and saw an old entertainment center and I immediately saw it as storage and seating. It was in really good shape and initially, I didn't think I'd have to make many updates. After we got it home, I had to trim the top piece to make it fit, and once it was inside, I decided I was going to make a few extra adjustments.

Elegant Tufted Bench With Hidden Storage

I have been dreaming of getting a tufted bench that I could place at the foot of my bed for years now. The only problem it was always ridiculously priced out of my range. Home decorations may just might be the most expensive part of home ownership, Hahaha. So when given the opportunity to work with Osborne Wood Products I was so excited. I knew right away what I wanted to build. This is one of my favorite DIY projects to date. Here’s how I did it.

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