This couch was purchased for our library. It was easy to put together. It looks just as pictured on the site. The cushions are comfortable to sit on but the back is not very comforable to lean against. It is fine for the room we bought it for since we hardly ever use it. I don't think it would be a good couch for a main living area that would get used everyday. Not sure how it will hold up over time but it does seem to be constructed decently.