The husband hates how our entryway bench becomes a gathering place for bags and junk, so my solution is to cover it with pillows. For this one, I used this tutorial from Make It and Love It. It's hard to see with the bad lighting, but I used black and white contrasting fabrics for my first pillow. It used to be stained red "velvet". Isn't it pretty now?
Now my entryway is starting to come together. I'm not sure that I love it yet. I think I need something larger over the FAMILY sign. But it's a start.