Types of Benches for a Traditional Foyer

by on December 2nd, 2010
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Furnishing and decorating a foyer is easy when considering the purpose of the space. It is a place for family and guests to put on and take off shoes and hang outerwear. It is a transitional space, and it should provide everything necessary for comfort and storage. The entryway is a fantastic area for stylish wooden benches, especially the traditional variety. They are available in many different sizes and styles from hall trees with hooks and mirrors to simple seats with handy storage units below.

Benches with Cushioned Seating, Cubby Holes and Drawers

When I was touring my second home, the owner had beautiful wooden church pews in the foyer. They did not come with the house, and I had to find other benches that would go with my traditional decor. I chose two comfortable cushioned storage benches with cubby holes beneath. They are made of environmentally friendly wood. Each bench has three roomy drawers. They were the ideal benches for my traditional foyer. They can hold twenty pairs of shoes, and the drawers are used to hold extra sets of keys, notepads, gloves and more. Although I have moved a few times since, I have always found a use for my beautiful traditional benches.

Traditional Hall Tree Benches

I could not use hall tree benches in my foyer. I wanted two matching traditional hall tree benches, but one wall was embellished with two massive windows. Hall tree benches have high solid backs, and they would not have been the appropriate choice for a window lined foyer. I loved the style, but they did not fit the space.

I suggested hall trees for my cousin’s traditional foyer, and they were ideal. Her foyer did not have windows. It included a beautiful front door with sidelights, and they were the source of most of the natural light that filtered into the space. The hall tree benches had mirrors just above the hooks, and they were ideal for holding a few coats. They gave guests a place to hang their outerwear, and they looked fantastic.

Stylish Traditional Storage Benches

Traditional storage benches made from solid wood were a great choice for my aunt’s traditional foyer. She wanted something with a low profile that provided hidden storage. The set she chose had stylish spindles across the backs and four inset panels across the front of each one. They were very well made. She used them to hold extra blankets and off season shoes.

The Internet provides the greatest selection and the lowest possible prices on furnishings for the foyer. I purchased my benches online after searching Yahoo! Shopping, and I found a great deal. Shipping was free, and they were priced lower than similar benches available in a local furniture store. Shop online for benches for your traditional foyer, and enjoy the style, beauty and extra spaces for storage.

Source: Personal and Professional Home Design and Decorating Experience

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