Today’s inspiration – great uses for storage benches from one of our favorite magazines – Coastal Living.
First, in a dining room:
In this space, they were used so the gorgeous ocean view would not be blocked, but this idea can be translated to any dining room. In a smaller space, where extra storage is essential, they could house linens, larger serving trays, extra dinner ware, candles, etc. They also, if your dining table has wide set legs, could be pushed under to improve traffic flow & visual space while not in use. If your dining room is rarely used, they could contain craft items or seasonal decor.
These neutral colored items from Sunpan would work great in any decor to achieve this look:
Second, in a Living Room:
In this space, the idea of having a storage ottoman tucked under a taller coffee table is genius. Extra storage for blankets or games or remotes – check. Extra seating when needed – check. Slide the wooden coffee table back to reveal a cushy spot for feet while watching tv – check.
We suggest 1 of these larger ottomans, or 2 (or more) of the smaller ottomans for a punch of color:
What are your ideas for storage benches?