I bought this for my basement family room because it isn't brown, is a good size and the price was great. We decided a long time ago that we don't want to be fussy with furniture, so we would never spend too much on it and then be worried over spills and scratches. In other words, we use our furniture as if it was all indestructible. With this ottoman, I was worried about the white leather because we have a big dog with no furniture boundaries. He uses the ottoman as another surface to walk on or laydown on. So far, 3 months in, there are no scratch marks from his claws. It wipes clean and looks brand new. This way surpasses my expectations. The size is great, we can put a huge tray on it to hold drinks and snacks while still having room for two sets of feet. This ottoman classes up my family room! It is the second thing from Safavieh that I have purchased from Overstock, the other being an area rug. Both are great, so I am deciding that Safavieh is a brand that I can count on.