This is a bit pricier that some of the basic little storage ottomans, but I'm happy I went with it. It's a nice, sturdy, well-built item, and the design is obviously kid-ish, but subtle enough to work in a living room or den. I wanted something that would have plenty of room for smaller toys, while also providing seating for an adult in the play area of my living room, and a place for my 11-month old to pull up to standing on. It serves all three purposes perfectly. It's a good size (about 17-1/2" in diameter), so make sure you have space for it.