Benches are now the 'it' thing for a formal dining room setting and I'm so elated that I chose this particular bench to decorate my first formal dining room area. I also chose to mix and match my furniture with different chairs (off white nailhead dining chairs) to compliment this bench and I couldn't have made a better selection. The bench is soft to the touch but firm in seating, which in my opinion is a great combination. You'll love the bench.
The fabric on the bench and chairs are not what the photo lends you to believe. The fabric is a poor density and the colors are more silver and off white. The pictures of the chairs and other accompanying pieces are not reflective of the inexpensive quality and over all look. I should have listened to other reviews and not purchased them. I am so disappointed with that I'm sending them all back. First time I've ever returned an item.