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.
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.
We purchased the settee to compliment the tufted headboard. The settee arrived undamaged, and was fairly simple to put together. It was much easier with two people. The peice is nice and the storage area was not large, but had more space than I anticipated. The blue velvet material was a little darker than I expected, but I am glad. There were no rips or tears or anything in the material.
I was surprised how fast this bench was shipped and received. The color is perfect, it's a suddle blue, which I was hoping for since they show two different blue/teal. I don't think it's teal. It wasn't a loud color at all. It is gorgeous. I do wish the storage area was a little deeper. The assembly was very easy and I can't assemble anything! I love it!
Love the velvety texture and color. Friends have complimented the piece. It is not heavily used by our family. It is in our front door entry area. Seems comfortable and sturdy. Nice to have a some storage under the lid of the bench. It's easy to vacuum pet hair off the fabric. It was easy to assemble, and we have not noticed any adverse issues with quality of the piece.
This tufted storage bench is a great addition to my bedroom. I have it at the foot of my bed. I use it to storage my scarves and belts which that is all you can store in there. The tan color is a little darker than the picture but thats ok I like it better.