This bed worked perfectly for our guest bedroom. It's nice looking, sturdy, and understated. The metal canopy gives the bed a minimalist, industrial look. Like another reviewer, I had used a sheer white canopy cloth with it at one point as well. Looks great both ways.
I am an interior designer and I used this bed in a little girls bedroom. The theme of the bedroom was a horse theme and the X's on the footboard reminded me of a barn door. The bed arrived exactly as stated and fit the theme perfectly!!!