It was exactly it looked in a picture and how it was described. Assembly was extremely easy yet it looks like you paid a lot of money for it. It is small so if you are looking for something for your large living room, this is not for you but if the space is limited yet you want the great looking, good quality furniture, this one is the answer. I have this on a carpet but since this has pretty good weigh, (sign of quality!) it's sturdy and doesn't wobble. Highly recommend it!