Benches are not only beautiful pieces of furniture, but they're very practical. We have a narrow rowhome and often we run short on seating. We recently added a striped upholstered cushion to the top of a bench we bought from IKEA years ago. Not only did the addition provide more seating, but it really changed the look of the room.
When using stripes, don't be afraid to mix and match colors, shapes and textures. I have a black and white striped bench sitting below a blue, hot pink and white framed print. We certainly love the look of all white rooms with hints of color and we definitely love black and white rooms — but don't feel like you have to choose one or the other.
Black and white stripes are certainly the most eye catching and bold — but orange and mutli-colored stripes provide equally inspiring looks! Benches aren't always used to their full potential, so make sure you wrap yours up in love!