Seems the style in ottomans/footstools these days is LARGE. I was very pleased to find this smaller sized footstool. Unlike another reviewer, mine need assembly - unwrap the four wooden legs and screw them in... took all of 5 minutes. What I like: pattern, color, size and the fact that it stays put on my carpet, instead of sliding away when I push my feet against the side. What I don't like: I wish the fabric and weave was a little "finer" - the cloth is very coarse. Overall, though, I am quite happy with it, especially since I used "O" bucks for half the purchase price!