Consider painting a built-in cubby storage bench, such as a window seat, to give it a fresh, new look. White color enhances a country or cottage decor as well as a black-and-white modern color palette. Neutral black, brown or beige color complements traditional style. Bold, bright colors, such as lime green, purple passion or juicy orange, give energy to a window seat in a teen room. The painful edges of a window seat by lightly rubbing it with sandpaper provide a rustic, rustic look found in Tuscan or cottage decor.
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 accommodate your lifestyle. Microfiber fabrics are durable and easy to clean, making them suitable for families with pets and children. Place a variety of pillows in various sizes, shapes, designs and structures on top of your storage bench to create a comfortable, cozy seat.
Adding decorative hardware to cabinets and drawers gives a designer-knowledgeable style to a storage bench. Knobs, drawers and handles can easily be replaced to reflect the current home decor. Shiny metal knobs, handles and drawers are ideal for the modern, contemporary style. Ceramics or wood hardware reflects cottage and country decor. Blacksmiths, iron forged knobs and handles in black or brushed bronze are suitable for rustic or cabin designs.