This is a great little storage bench. Very multi-purpose and can be used in many places throughout the house (by the front or back door, at the end of a bed, etc). We are using it in front of a picture window. It's not a show-stopper or anchor piece, but for the price and multi-function of it it's a great piece. The quality is great (stitching, tufts, etc.). It's not really comfortable to sit on for extended lengths of time, but it is great for extra seating or to use to slip your shoes on. Love the extra storage inside (great for blankets, extra toys, etc). Color is same but I think blends better with gray's (but would work with also with beige that has gray undertones). Overall happy with the purchase!