We have a huge sectional and wanted an ottoman for the seats that don't recline. THIS IS PERFECT! I LOVE the storage (I'm using it for blankets). It's a great height and the kids can even play board games on top of it. Yes, it has a faux leather feel. However, for the price you can't go wrong.
Pay attention to the size -- this is not a large ottoman. But *perfect* for a small living room, and the storage is a plus. The color is just as shown in the photo. It's labeled black, but could pass for very dark brown. Very good quality for the price.