Benches are ideally suited to entryways of all sizes and styles. Bringing both beauty and functionality to the space just inside the front door, benches serve many purposes–a comfortable place to sit and gather one’s thoughts on the way out the door, a convenient place to drop packages after a day of shopping or perhaps simply a focal point for the design of a space used day in and day out. From formal upholstered wood seats to casual contemporary wrought iron benches, these little pieces of furniture have found their enduring place in the foyers of today’s homes, large and small.
Why use one bench for the foyer when two fit perfectly into the space? This pair of dark wood benches with woven seats merge beautifully with the extraordinary round table and a contemporary version of magical lantern lighting. Adding fluidity and movement to the wide entryway, the white and brown rug is a brilliant design choice.
What a great eclectic look this is! A delicate iron bench with deep tufted cushion, framed vintage maps along with a white lace-edged cotton pillow and a smaller glam rectangle come together to create a welcoming look in the entryway.
When it comes to choosing the perfect bench for a foyer, there are no rules. For example this eclectic vignette merges a retro wood bench with metal legs with contemporary wall art and vintage accents.
Creating a stunning layered effect in this contemporary entryway is a massive white-framed floor mirror, minimalist white table and a great contrasting zebra print upholstered black bench. A metal lantern pendant adds another great black accent.
For a lovely effect, consider using a small bench that’s in perfect proportion to the artwork above it. This lovely eclectic space is a vibrant mix of color and pattern–a great way to say welcome home.
The entryway of this country home is a charming place for a rustic handcrafted wooden bench and fringed cotton rug. A large wrought iron lantern is a lovely lighting choice for this welcoming space.
Even a wide foyer can feel cozy and inviting with the addition of a handwoven rug, interesting artwork and an iron bench with shapely curved legs. Decorative pillows complete the look–one the canine master of the house seems to give his stamp of approval.
Black wrought iron can be used to define a stunning contemporary entryway. A long narrow iron bench with upholstered cushion offers a convenient place to temporarily drop packages, while on the opposite wall a black two-tiered glass top table holds a lamp and artwork.
We hope you’re inspired to add a bench (or two) to your foyer. Want to learn more about iron benches? Check out our beautiful handcrafted collection of wrought iron benches at Timeless Wrought Iron.
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