Hall Benches Perhaps the Most Valuable Furniture Piece


Hall BenchesA hall bench is a great way to add some seating in an inconvenient area without adding a lot of furniture. Also a hall bench can easily be pulled into a room that is already full of furniture, in the event of having a lot of company over. There are so many different styles of benches that anyone can find the perfect bench for their hallway. Just remember to take several things into consideration when selecting the perfect bench for your hall.

Size

It is always extremely important to measure the amount of available space when shopping for furniture, and anyone who is looking for a hall bench will find measurements to be even more important. This is because hallways are naturally very tight spaces. The best way to measure is to measure the entire size the hallway, both length and width. Once you have those measurements, then measure out from the wall the amount of space you think would be good for a hall bench. Make sure you still have enough room to walk if there was a bench there of that size, and then it is time to go shopping. Of course it can be very tempting to fudge those numbers just a bit because hallways do have just a little bit more space, but make sure that you limit yourself to the numbers you have in your head. This will ensure that you do not purchase a hall bench that is too big for the space you have. When in doubt, aim for a smaller size than the one you have in mind because smaller is usually better in a hallway.

Style and Color

The style and color of the bench are also very important. A hall bench should certainly match the other furniture in your home, especially the furniture that is in the adjoining rooms. Hallways tend to be very nondescript areas of the home, so adding a bench allows your personal style to spill out into the hallway. Just remember that the colors do not have to match the other colors in your home exactly, but they should have the same general theme. Also remember that for dark hallways, a lighter wood color is best for the bench because it adds a bit of brightness to a dark hallway.

In addition to the color of the wood, also some benches have upholstered cushions on top of them. This upholstery is another great way to add even more color to a space.

Use

Another important factor in choosing the right hall bench is the amount of use it will have. Most hall benches probably will not be used much, especially because they are located in a very high traffic area. In some cases, you might want to purchase a bench that actually has some storage underneath it. This is a great way to utilize every inch of your home and stash away some items that do not need to clutter up your counters or table tops.

Some benches also have very large backs on them, and the backs then have coat hooks on them. This is an additional space saver because it eliminates the need for a coat rack. Many homeowners appreciate a piece of furniture that can be used for several different things, especially when they are dealing with a very small space.

Overall, always make sure that the bench you choose is one you will like for many years to come. A hall bench will be seen by everyone who comes over because everyone sees the hallway at some point during a visit, so don’t settle on one that you don’t think will work.

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