An upholstered bench at end of bed with a cozy throw blanket for chilly nights offers a spot to remove shoes. The bed includes light blue sheets, a wool-filled white cotton down comforter and a 100-percent cotton reversible black and white duvet cover set in a classic buffalo check that offers extra warmth and comfort.
Make a warm and welcoming statement near your entry with a classically styled garden bench. In addition to offering guests a spot to pause and take off their shoes, these also help tremendously for extra seating during formal or casual outdoor meals since the benches can easily pull up to one side of a table.
Just around the corner from the cabinet in a corridor that separates the great room from the master suite sits this metal bench with fuzzy faux fur top. Oversized art with a custom walnut frame decorates the wall above.
Sand the entire bench with 150-grit sandpaper, then follow up with 220-grit sandpaper. Remove the dust and debris with a slightly damp rag then stain or paint as desired. Finally, apply an exterior-grade finish to protect the wood from outdoor elements.
A window bench padded for comfort provides a spot for changing shoes. Cubbies below the bench offer storage for shoes and other accessories, with baskets in a tower of open shelves for organized storage of smaller items.
The entry's custom white built-in bench includes gray velvet pillows and custom pillows in a paisley print. An open storage area below has space for storing boots and shoes, with green baskets for grab-and-go items to pick up before heading out the door.