We needed a smaller couch since our large one did not fit in our new apartment. This sectional is ideal for smaller areas and really nice looking. At first the cushions were extremely hard, but just like anything you buy, things get worn although it's still pretty hard and it's not very comfortable (not a couch you want to lounge around all day and watch TV ). The storage space below is very practical/functional. The decorative pillows that come with the sectional are really ugly but that is an easy fix.