I shopped for three months to find an affordable King Bed that would match my very expensive dark oak mission furniture. Leather seemed the best answer. The dark wood and dark leather match perfectly. The bed was very easy to assemble. The leather had a rub line on the center headboard panel. I haven't worked on that yet, but am not worried. Leather cream should work. Bottom line: great bed for the price. It is solid, looks good and is a fabulous value. Thank you overstock.com, you came through again!