Add extra seating and storage instantly with an accent bench or settee. Because benches are long, but not tall, they lend themselves well to smaller spaces where you need to add décor, but a sideboard or bookshelf would be too overwhelming. Adding an entryway bench, for example, would be an excellent addition to any home's foyer. Not only would a storage bench give you room for winter coats and hats, but it gives you a place to sit and remove your shoes comfortably when you get home. Hang a coat hook over the bench and you have a simple but contemporary and functional front entryway.