If your living room
is also your guest room, like ours is, and your couch is the spare bed, you probably need a place to stow your guests' things during their stay.
Padded storage ottomans are a neat trick for this. They're also good for extra seating and for quickly hiding your own messes.
We're liking the space-conscious dimensions (16x16x19"H), unusual shape, bold stripes and good price ($79) of the Tribeca, from The Company Store.