Combine function and versatility. Firstly the bench is a seat and this one is comfortable for two people. So put it in the entry or at the end of the bed for tying your shoes.
Benches are platforms for display so use it as a coffee table, under the window or at the back of the couch.
The simple design will see this bench fit in with your existing decor. Examine the joinery and appreciate how strong it is and the skill of the original craftsman.