The stress of the early morning rush, whether to work or taking the kids to school can be reduced with a simple addition to the hallway. A hall tree entry bench is an ideal furniture piece that helps organise all the items needed for a day at the office or a visit to the local park with the dog. It can serve as a focal point to a hall both as a functional and decorative entry storage area. This white hall tree entry bench in a French country cottage style as seen below is one I particularly like.
For readers familiar with tv programs such as Little House on Prairie, you might remember similar furniture to this. Hall tree entry benches were very popular during this period of American history as they still are today. The storage benches give the occupants of the home a designated places on which to hand coats, scarves and hats, as well as a location to place items such as keys, books, umbrellas and various accessories we carry around with us.
If you have children, the storage compartment is the perfect place to keep their lunch boxes, bicycle helmets and boots. For dog walkers, you can keep the washed and dried pooper-scooper, leashes and doggie coats.
This white hall tree entry bench is ideal for a rustic country style hallway, whether of a European or alternatively an American Prairie theme. If you have a large family or entertain guests on a regular basis, this entry storage bench will benefit both them and the rest of the household. All too often we don’t have enough space in the hallway for extra coats and belongings which tend to end up being taken into the main area of the home. With a hall tree entry bench, this problem is significantly reduced.
As you might have noticed in the picture, there are a set of six mirrors at the top of the white hall tree storage bench. This is a very handy addition allowing a quick check of make-up and hair before exiting the house. It can also add extra light to a smaller and darker hallway. Right at the top is a ledge which allows for many decorative possibilities including one of my favorites, the hanging plant.
You can read more about this hallway furniture piece as well as discover the purchasing details from this location: (Update Dec 2011: read below) White Hall Tree Entry Bench.
Please note: The above entry bench has seemingly been sold out but one that is identical in design but with decorative art upon the surface is available. See the link above.