I bought this to match the faux leather chair, also dark espresso colors and they both look beautiful. Currently, I have 2 throws and some magazines and with room to spare. It would be great for keeping games or toys out of sight too. My cat thinks the bottom slat it's his own den and that's its only downside. The faux leather upholstery doesn't catches cat's hair or lint like my previous microfiber ottoman - problem solved. I would recommend it. It is a bit on a darker side of espresso, so do look at the picture and if you like what you see on site then that is exactly what you're getting.