It's pretty standard to have a console table in your front hall, to use as a landing strip for your keys, purse, etc. A bench or another sort of seat is more unusual. But if your home is heavy on the square footage, it's a cute and easy way to fill space. If you live in a tardy household where someone's always waiting on other family members just to get out the door, having a bench is convenient. Do you have seating in your foyer?