Consider painting a built-in cubby storage bench, like a window seat, to give it a fresh, new look. White color enhances a black-and-white modern color palette along with a country or cottage decor. Traditional style is complemented by neutral beige, brown or black color. Bold, bright colors, such as lime green, purple passion or juicy orange, give energy to a window seat in a room. A rustic, rustic look found in cottage decor or Tuscan is provided by the painful edges of a window seat by lightly rubbing it with sandpaper.
Adding decorative hardware to cabinets and drawers gives a designer-knowledgeable style to a storage bench. Drawers knobs and handles can easily be replaced to reflect the current home decor. Shiny metal drawers are ideal for the contemporary, modern style, handles and knobs. Ceramics or wood hardware reflects cottage and country decor. Blacksmiths, iron forged knobs and handles in brushed or black bronze are suitable for designs that are rustic or cabin.
Fabric seat cushions add comfort, color and texture to storage benches with hard seats, such as wood or metal. Choose fabrics to complement your room decor and match your lifestyle. Microfiber fabrics are durable and easy to clean, making them suitable for families with pets and children. Place various pillows in various sizes, shapes, designs and structures on top of your storage bench to create a cozy seat.