We bought this little ottoman to sit beside our bed for our dog to use as a launching pad to the bed. The bed is too high for him to make it with out assistance. We had been using an ottoman to a chair but it was too big and was in the way all the time. This one is perfect. It is small enough not to be obtrusive, high enough that he can make the jump and the color matches perfectly. Of course the price was right. I know, I have been looking forever!