This ottoman is probably the most useful, functional & attractive piece of furniture that I've ever purchased! I had a party over the weekend in my living room (where we always hold our parties) and the ottoman (which replaced a glass coffee table) made the biggest difference. It helped us to fit more people comfortably & improve the flow of our guests. several people can sit on it at a time, its attractive & the storage feature is a bonus. We were very happy with our purchase!