I was excited to get this ottoman so quick. I unpacked it and placed it in front of my sofa. Could not believe how short it was. Decided to send it back. No problem with making arrangements with Overstock for the return. FYI the height is actually 16 1/2 inches. The description says it is 18 inches. An inch and a half makes a big difference when you want to use it to sit a glass or a cup on it.