I was nervous purchasing a piece of furniture of the internet without seeing it or feeling it; however, this bench arrived very quickly and was simply gorgeous. It has a velvet feel to it and the color is vibrant. The description states it's teal, but the picture lends itself more of a french blue. It is definitely more teal in person but is gorgeous. It didn't take long to put together but is helpful if you have another person helping you to hold the arms up while putting the screws in (I needed my husband to help do this as I was able to do one arm myself but it was a pain). My only two complaints were that the spring assisted hinge on the inside was a little bent so I couldn't get the top to close. Rather than returning it, we just took this off as it still has three smaller hinges and can be opened - it just won't stay held open without the spring assisted hinge. Also, it is more of a decorative bench as it's pretty stiff/hard to sit on but absolutely is gorgeous for our master hallway in our house.
wanted to write a review on this bench I purchased in teal. I am happy with my purchase. I really like the blue color, its a mix between the two blue pictures, not as vibrant and wow that's teal as the bright one and not as French blue/subdued as the front cover color. The velvet is soft/typical velvet on furniture and not chincy cheap thin. I wouldn't say its hard like one review said, for a bench type seating its quite soft yet firm. For the price, I'm very happy with this bench. I have it beneath windows in my bedroom, and my son has already inhabited it with a pillow and blanket to play tablet games, The color is a teal/aqua, pleasant, modern, enjoyable color. The sides that flare up to make somewhat of an armrest/headrest for a little kid are great to make the piece multiuse. The storage space is small, but you would expect that looking at the pics, and for me, putting a few things in it and storing my husband's shoes under it make it just what I needed. I did just really want a seating bench with a little bit of storage. Assembly was a snap, I did it myself in 11-12 minutes. Its had the undamaged legs already attached which I liked, and I just put either side in with the supplied screws/little screwdriver it comes with. Result is sturdy/substantial/impressed hubby that I put it together as I'm not the handy one in the house. So now you have one extra customer's word on the piece, as I didn't find there were many reviews to look at when shopping.
First thing ever that I ordered online..ever..never had i done this before so I was scared..but took the risk...im very particular about colors and wood finish and material and to my surprise the picture and the actual product are 100% similar...the package also came in fairly neat and on time as well and the bench is nice and new..as the reviews of this website kinda scared me..but Im glad I took the risk...this is a great color..fits in perfectly..nice and neat size..and ofcourse I always go for things which are multi usable..this is a storage bench so it will fit any and everywhere..u just need to know how to put it right :)
As many have noted, the pics from Overstock colors are wrong. I was grateful for others descriptions, so I'll add mine. If you look at the pic of bench and then the picture of the matching headboard -- think "blend" and that's what you get. It is a light teal/peacock color or a deep aqua -- depending on how you view it. It's a cross between the French Blue and the Bright Aqua shown. Very helpful to know!! It was EXACTLY the color I needed, but want to help other buyers out so you won't be disappointed. Easy to assemble, very sturdy, storage a bit smaller than I expected as the top is not hollowed out. But overall, just as pictured and a very nice addition to my room.
I was pleased with this bench for several reasons. Unpacking and installation was easy even for an old gal like me. I was able to assemble it quickly and easily. It looks great in my bedroom and for the price, I think it is a good value. It is very sturdy.