Ok, so poufs are all the rage and I had a need for something to use as an ottoman with a new chair I just bought. This pouf truly adds texture, color, design, and functionality. It's sturdy and well under the $$$ amounts of others I have looked at. With that being said, the reason I gave this item 4 stars is because it has a REALLY strong musty odor. I sprayed it down with an odor dispersing spray and sat it out on my deck overnight. It helped some but it still smells. Gonna give it a week and if the odor doesn't dissipate, I'll have to rethink using it in the house.