This is perfect for my use as a substitute headboard for a bed positioned in front of an inset window area. It arrived flat as a pancake, but when unsealed it opened up immediately and fluffed up perfectly. I can easily slip it out of the way to open and close the window and/or blinds and then replace to look like the headboard. Before its arrival I shopped for fabric to make a covering but to my surprise it arrived in a lovely cover that matches my new bedding to a T. It's an ivory to cream flannel with a gold leaf here and there. I couldn't be happier, but then I had this specific headboard substitute purpose in mind. Because it won't be propped against a headboard or wall, guests can't rest against it, but if I ever rearrange the furniture and add a true headboard, I think it will serve as a great bedrest for reading etc.