I purchased this bed frame mainly because I like its simplistic design. The dark wood appearance blends exquisitely with the the rest of the bedroom decor and is nicely contrasted by the red sheets. The frame itself couldn't have been any less burdensome in its assembly requirements. Within less than a half hours, the erection was completed with a more than satisfying end result. Personally, given the height of this piece, it is best employed as support to a memory foam mattress, as this preserves the low profile appearance and therefore enhances the simplicity of the ensemble. To anyone who appreciates simplicity in design and has no desire to have a head- or foot board, this piece of bedroom furniture is for you.