Lots of storage for blankets, video game controllers, etc. Great for people who want to be able to hide all the remotes and stuff when they aren’t being used. We usually flip the middle cushion over and use it as a coffee table to hold a candle or some drinks (on coasters, of course). Perfect size for our one bedroom apartment.
This ottoman came on time and is a beautiful addition to our living room. It is sturdy and has lots of space to store blankets, pillows, etc. And as an added bonus it almost matched our sofas exactly :).
I replaced my typical wooden coffee table for this sleek ottoman because i was looking for a space saver and something multi functional. You can flip all three over and lay your feet on it or mix and match to be more decorative. They trays are secure and heavy. It doesn’t seem flimsy at all and is perfect if you also want to put it on your lap. I also cut a vinyl placemat (got idea from another reviewer) to fit in the tray to add more cohesiveness with the rest of the living room and protect cold glasses from dripping onto the wood tray. It’s great having the hidden storage so the house doesn’t look cluttered. What i love most about this ottoman is how soft it is. We plan on having children soon and this would be perfect for a growing child to have and not hurt themselves with. We have vinyl floor planks and the ottoman did slide around quite a bit. We had to buy rubber adhesives to prevent it from moving. Here are the specifications for the Simpli Home Avalon Faux Leather Rectangular Storage Ottoman:
- Midnight Black faux leather with beautiful stitching
- Hand constructed using solid and engineered woods
- 42 inch wide rectangular storage ottoman features 3 flip over serving trays and large interior storage
- Legs come unattached and must be assembled
- All efforts have been made to reproduce accurate colors, however variations in color may occur due to different computer monitor types and photography
This is working great as our family’s toy chest/extra seating for the kids/coffee table. I love that all three cushions have a tray underneath, and are completely removable. I have used them on the couch several times to hold snacks and coffee, never worrying about spilling a drop. They are also easy enough to remove for my 3 and 5 year old to access their toys or use it for their snacks, but not so loose that they wobble around in their place. I love that it matches our leather furniture, but has so many functions to it.
My 9 month old is just starting to pull up on things and our last coffee table wasn’t stable enough. This one is great super sturdy and no risk of her bumping into a sharp edge. I love the storage, you can put a lot in there. Although the sticker says not to use it as a toy box, i am using it as a toy box, and it’s perfect. One of the best purchases i’ve made on amazon. And i’ve bought a lot of stuff.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Nice for the Price!!!
- I absolutely LOVE, LOVE
- Kick your feet up and get this ottoman
This ottoman surpassed my expectations. I bought it to keep all my throw blankets in, which i have a lot of. I am able to fit ten throw blankets in the storage area. The trays feel sturdy and look very elegant with a dark stain on the wood. The leather like material on the outside is a very good quality and has not scratched yet even with my dog and toddler playing on it. The black color of the ottoman is very rich and does not clash against a dark brown recliner we have. The ottoman is also strong enough to have two adults sit on it and does not feel shaky at all. The cushion on top is thick and comfortable to sit on so far. I tried the ottoman without the legs and with the legs, each way it seems sturdy, it only adds about two inches to the height. So far loving this ottoman will update in a couple months.
I bought this for my living room. To put my feet up on as well as storage for my son’s toys. It is not real leather (obviously), but it looks nice and it is durable and holds a decent amount of toys. My favorite thing about it is the lids. I can turn them over and they have a flat surface. My son will play with his legos on top of it.
It was fine at first, but during the last month, the item became defective. One side started bulging out, making the trays fall into the ottoman, and thus rendering it unusable. Update: i put the rating back to four stars. I got in touch with the manufacturer after the first ottoman broke and got a second one for free.
Has enough storage inside for logitech driving force pro wheel and pedals, plus my diy steering wheel mount, 2 guitar hero guitars and some controller pads, with room to spare. Very useful feature of being able to flip the cushions to reveal a tray which can then be held on your lap while you eat from a plate or be used to hold drinks for several people. I don’t really use it to sit on, so i’m not sure how well the upholstery would hold up for that, but the box construction itself is very sturdy.
I was looking for a storage ottoman for our recently renovated basement. We have a simple black faux leather couch from ikea and we needed to be able to lounge a little bit. The ottoman is well built, with plenty of storage. All three trays fit snuggly. The trays and ottoman are constructed very well for faux leather. You can sit on the ottoman, but i would be careful with anyone over 200 pounds. I may need to get felt cushions to place under the legs. They have those plastic ends that may scratch the floors thanks b 😀.
Nice ottoman, but absolutely wreaks of chemicals / dyes/ adhesives. There’s no way i would store a blanket inside. I tried airing it out with a fan, an ozone generator, a carbon filter, and even some air freshener. Whatever they treat this thing with, is here to stay and it stinks.
Pros: great color, style and size. Cons: i was excited to have the flexibility to flip from cushion to tray, but the functionality is not quite there. Right out of the box, the piece bowed out in the center causing the cushion/tray pieces to fall into the storage bin. To fix this, we added two thin rails of wood to the frame to prevent the cushions falling through.
We absolutely love this piece. It has replaced a large lift-top coffee table and we have loved the change from day one. Nothing accumulating on the table anymore. (lots less dusting) there is a comfy place to put our feet. The middle section is turned tray side up for our drinks and a few coasters. There are a couple light blankets, a small pillow, our laptop, and some games inside. Honestly we could not be happier with this purchase.
We tried three other ottomans in this size range before getting this one delivered. I am so glad we didn’t settle. Each of the three sections can be independently flipped and reinserted or held like a tray in the lap. It’s the best of both worlds. We can set our hot cocoa on it as a flat, stable, spill-proof surface if we want, or we can have our legs propped up on a soft cushion. This isn’t one of those fold flat ottomans. It comes pre-assembled in a large box, and you need only to screw in the small legs. I’m over 200 pounds, and i don’t think twice about plopping down on it to tie a shoe or something.
Came fully assembled besides the legs and those were incredibly easy to assemble and it took no longer than 5 minutes to unbox it and assemble the legs. I love the sturdy-ness of it and it can easily seat two people with plenty of room left. The serving trays are very nice and i find myself bringing drinks to it just to use it.I would recommend this ottoman.
This is a great piece with the three-division convertible tops and the storage inside. The padded cover is great for resting your feet and also for sitting on should you need extra seating. The color is great and fits with our other decor. The only assembly needed is screwing the four feet into the base (really easy).
Looks beautiful in my living room and fits nicely in front of my regular-sized couch. I can’t believe the price for such a nice item, especially compared to similar items. I researched groupon, overstock and several sights before settling on this item. The ottoman has plenty of storage space and the 3 trays fit nicely across the top. You can place the trays each up or down, on the base. You can sit on the cushions when they are up, if you like.
Awesome storage ottoman for the price. The 3 panels fit very securely into the base regardless of which side is facing up. Very nice to have drinks or your feet up on it and still be able to access the storage area. Haven’t experienced any noticeable wear after several months of everyday use.
Was looking for this exact type of ottoman. It is perfect for my living room. I flip the middle cushion over to utilize the tray feature to hold my remote controls and any beverages being enjoyed. Perfect for two people to prop their feet on. Storage compartment is roomy and holds games and blankets. Minimal assemblage required; you only have to screw on the legs.
Leather is always getting scratched. Have had for 2 yrs and holding up okay though.
I am a steady amazon shopper and read reviews thoroughly before purchasing. This item by far exceeded my expectations. I have been in the furniture industry and have seen some of the cheap stuff manufactured overseas. This item for the money was well made and is sturdy and very versatile. I would have no hestitation in buying this item again. It is perfect fit for our sun room.