I love this bench. It looks great. However I wouldn't recommend it if your buying it to be sat on often. It just feels more like a decor piece rather than a piece that can handle a lot of "stress". I sit on ours to put shoes on, but that is it. We store linens in ours.
I guess this goes in the "you get what you pay for category." The picture shows you a light colored bench that looks like fake leather. In reality it is very dark and cloth - not what I wanted. It does have a decent storage size so I will keep it. I better pay more attention to details next time.
I do like this bench. I purchased this for my bedroom to store sheets etc. Although you can sit on it, the quality of the bench warrants that you use it just for storage. The color is darker than what's pictured but when I read the reviews people were explaining how much darker the actual bench was compare to the photo so I knew what to expect. I like the real color verses the photo. If you want a more sturdier bench, then spend a little bit more money.
Two major things: The description says "chocolate" - but chocolate can be light or dark. The picture shows light, and what you receive is very dark brown chocolate. Size is also an issue. I know I should have looked at that more carefully, but I was looking at the length and that was what I needed for the foot of my king-size bed in our spare bedroom. The length is correct, but the height and width is like child's furniture. It looks odd and out of place because it is so small. An adult could never comfortably sit on this thing. You would have your knees up to your chin.
The bench itself is very pretty, but the finishes are a little cheap which is expected for this kind of piece. The legs do not screw in at exactly the same angle and the nailhead trim isn't perfect. The color is also about 3-4 shades darker than the picture shows. Overall though I am happy with the bench and have kept it.