This is the second bench in this style that I've purchased. It is great and I really don't understand the negative reviews. The "fake" leather feels and looks real to me. The color is a creamy white and goes great with my décor. The bench is very sturdy and easy to put together. It looks great in my living room and can be used as extra seating or a side table using a tray on top. I would definitely recommend purchasing this bench.
This is a really nice ottoman for the price. The "leather" is definitely fake (as described), but not obnoxiously so, and the silver nailheads add detail and interest. Easy to put together, good quality, seem pretty sturdy, and two look great at the end of a queen bed. Color is as the other reviewer noted, a nice cream top with dark wood legs. I probably would have paid the higher price for the same ottoman but done with a linen top, but I have cats who think certain types of upholstered furniture are scratching posts for their destructive little claws, so I stay away from linen, chenille, and less-sturdy fabrics and go for twill, heavy cotton, and microfiber. So far, they're laying on them and sleeping on them, but not ripping them apart or puncturing them when they jump off, so I'm happy. Overall, pretty nice ottomans for the price that look like they might just hold up for several years until I inevitably decide that I want a different look.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and look of these ottomans. (I bought 2). I have contemporary taste, so don't let the word 'Traditional' deter the purchase of this item. It's a great blend with the darker woods I have in the room and blends in beautifully with my contemporary space. I don't have 'matchy-matchy' taste, though I don't go as far as eclectic. These items were a great fit for me. Though they required assembly, I was able to do so quite easily. For the price, you can't beat them.