I recently purchased an upholstered bench as an added touch to our house decor, but also as a prop for my photography sessions. I've found that things like this, a french table - as another example - can add a lot to the atmosphere and the overall look of my photographs. Far from being just another frivolous item added to a picture - and a frivolous expense, as my husband seems to think - it can actually change the whole tone of a photograph and produce quite spectacular results.
the piece of furniture I lately acquired will be far from the last one I
purchase. I'll be keeping my eye out for other pieces to add to my
collection of atmosphere enhancing photographic props.