These ottomans are quite substantial. If you are unsure about sizing I recommend measuring your space prior to ordering and maybe creating a template, don't just go by visual. I intend to use them on either side of the fireplace as extra seating and for that purpose I think the sizing was spot on. The leather is a rich, dark caramel with a nice smooth touch. True to color on screen. The dark espresso wooden base really grounds the piece and adds a more upscale look while the shiny nickle nailhead trim gives a polished & finished presentation. They are made by a well respected furniture and textile/rug manufacturer and are of very good quality. I had seem them elsewhere priced individually for approximately $20 more per piece plus shipping so this value offered by OS truly is a good savings. Additionally, I think they could compliment many styles of decor.