I purchased this bed because I fell in love in its tall headboard. The bed arrives in two massive 70Is packages. I was glad to be able to open the packages and take the bed up the 4th floor of my condo (otherwise wouldn't fit in the elevator=> my elevator is small). Then the fun started. Since headboard comes in pieces, my fiancee and I had to screw it together. Make the long story short, it took us about 3 hours to put the bed together. One hole was not aligned properly. Ugh... my hands still hurt from fighting that one screw. Make sure you have someone to help you putting it together. I purchased a brand new mattress from Ikea (they had the only mattress that I do not feel my fiancee tossing and turning at night). For this bed frame, make sure you purchase a box spring. Otherwise you may feel all the wooden beams under you mattress and thats annoying.
Love my bed easy to clean good sturdy fabric has nice quality feel. The lines on the bed all matched up. Everyone who see's this bed loves it. Once it up very sturdy can not move it by its self. Its not like a typical bed. It doesn't get squeaky like most metal framed beds do.
So I was a little skeptical due to the reviews about the color and level of difficulty for assembly but was pleasantly surprised once received! The grey is perfect- a little darker than pic with black mixed in. (Not purplish like others said) As for assembly, my husband put it together and said it was fine. This bed is solid and we even kept out box springs on it just because I didn't have anywhere else to put them. I high recommend this bed. It's a very tall headboard which is exactly what I wanted. Very hotel like!!!
Bed looks more expensive then they price you pay for it. The color is like a denim grey color. It arrived on time no damage. Putting it together was not bad took about less then 2hrs word of advice they only give you a small allen wrench which if you decide to use will take you 10 months to put together make sure you have power tool available. Now the right side of the bed the frame that connects to the headboard at the top part the holes were not made right I could not get the bolts in for the life of me. This is a manufacture defect luckily there are other holes which hold that section together and with the bed put together and mattress on it you can't see the defect and the bed is still sturdy. So my take is I'm cool with the bed it looks awesome for the price yeah it came with a manufacture defect but thats what happens when you're in this price range. Nobody knows about the defect except me. I'm sure some people got a bed that bolted up perfectly it owl have been too much trouble to send the bed back for the defect I had if I couldn't live with it then yeah it goes back but I'm gonna bite the bullet on this one. Good luck.