I have a small living area that can't fit more than a sofa and one chair. I'd been wanting to add more seating, but hadn't found anything that really fit my space. I saw these ottomans and read that they were multi-purpose (seating, storage, ottoman), so I ordered two. They arrived just this morning and I couldn't be happier. The picture doesn't do the ottoman justice as they're even nicer looking. They're also just the right size and sturdy, too - I've sat on them and they feel very solid and well-made. I would definitely buy more.