We specifically wanted a fabric ottoman to avoid any accidents with our 16 month old son and this ottoman fits the bill perfectly. The top is pretty soft and the sides are firm without being dangerous for toddler impacts. The fact that it's functional with 4 sections that combine storage space with lids that flip over into cocktail trays is simply genius. Once flipped over, the tops fit snugly into each section so that the tray doesn't slide around. The color of the ottoman is accurate as pictured. We paired it with a modern, lower profile custom made sectional sofa (not from Overstock) and it matches beautifully. The ottoman even has low profile wheels imbedded in the base which makes it easy to move around (but the wheels are so low profile that they cannot be seen). Overall, unique yet functional design that looks far better than any other fabric ottoman that we could find. Great price too.