Design Trend | Boot Benches

September 17, 2014   |   Design Dilemmas, Design Trend, Showroom Scoop

Boot benches, or lockers are a great place to showcase style and personality while still maintaining function. Typically, they are placed near and entry of the home where coats and shoes can slide off and be put into their designated cubbies easily. You can customize benches with message centers to leave reminders and love notes, custom cubbies, bins for hats, scarfs and dog leashes, cushions for comfort and decorative hooks for coats. To keep the space interesting and not just a place for organized storage try adding texture and patterns into the area.

Vented doors and wire mesh grilles offer a unique detail and serve a functional purpose as well because they allow coats that have been out in the rain or snow to air out.


Different ideas to play with when designing your bench is whether or not you would like lockers to reach the ceiling or not. Doing this creates a more custom built-in look special to your home. You should also consider open storage vs. closed cabinets… this might depend on how messy you are.