I have never bought furniture "sight unseen" before. I was really impressed with the quality of this ottoman and how much the description matched reality. I especially like that it's soft enough to put my feet up and relax, but firm enough to sit a cup of coffee on, too. I use a tray, just in case of drips. You can put something right on it, though. The hidden drawer comes in handy for the remote. Overall, it looks really nice and blends nicely while having it's own style. I'd definitely recommend!