I have two black leather sofas for my HT seating, one located in front of the other (which is on a riser). Being a basement theater, there are several fleece blankets often left cluttering the space - there's nowhere to put them away. We've been contemplating a black leather storage ottoman from Overstock.com to place in front of the front couch, and store the blankets in it.
Occasionally, we have a crowd down there, and have a need for a low-to-the-ground front row of seating. The storage ottoman would be in the way, and is too high and not comfortable enough for a two-hour movie.
I've experimented with the AK Rocker as a low-to-the-ground front row chair, but it was too tall, blocking the bottom of the screen for those seated on the sofas. Some folks here on the forum have found the iJoy chairs to be effective, but they're a bit pricey.
So here's what I found: the tag says True Seating "Entertainer" convertible ottoman/chair with storage, $159.99. Item number is 167659. It is a black leather ottoman, and it has a flip-up backrest which can turn it into a small chair. And when the seatback is flipped up, the seat (where your rear goes) can be flipped up to reveal a small storage compartment, just big enough for one or two of our fleece blankets.
So for me, the great advantages are:
- black leather to match the sofas
- an ottoman for use by those on front sofa
- a low-to-the-ground, not-too-high seat for occasional use
- storage for those fleece blankets, so they're not left strewn about the theater
Can't say the price is ideal, especially since I would consider getting three of them.
Sorry I can't post a picture... if anybody out there finds a pic, please share so readers can get a better sense of what I'm talking about!