The picture does not do this bed justice. The bed looks sooo much better in person. I've looked at high end european furniture store for a platform bed but can't seem to stomach the price for one, especially in king size. I've looked for at least a year for a bed before looking here at Overstock, and I LOVE the look of this bed. I like the fact that it is synthetic leather. The feel is actually like real leather and who is going to know that it isn't real leather?! This is such a GREAT deal on this bed!! The instruction for assembly was easy and my husband and I were able to put the bed together in about less than an hour! I would highly recommend this bed to people who are looking for a great price platform bed and the look of a high end european bed!