I made a deal w/ my husband that he wouldn't junk it up by putting lots of stuff out, and so far he hasn't, so it has kept a clean look. The storage is a plus, and it doesn't look cheap. Took him a bit to put together, but we ordered another one that looked similar, and I think there was just a learning curve.
I knew what I was getting and got it. It looks good, but it clearly looks like an IKEA-like piece of put-together furniture. The only caution is to be very careful handling the wood veneer pieces - they scratch and mar very easily, even from chafing together while you're assembling.
Easy to assemble, I alone (young 20something year old girl) built 2 of these in under an hour. Perfect for our space, and will match any bed frame we eventually get. The color is dark espresso and has a very modern, contemporary look and feel