I have to admit that this bench is a little disappointing. In the picture the fabric looks more like linen. It is a darker shade than that in person and has a polyester feel to it. I bought it to use in the master bedroom but it is now in a guest room because the color didn't blend with the decor in the master suite. If I had kept the original packaging I probably would have returned it. However, I must say that the only reason I would have returned it is because of the fabric discrepancies. If you'e looking for a small storage bench - this one is sturdily made and will hold a few blankets nicely.