I rated appearance poor because the material wrinkles and when you smooth out the wrinkles it leaves a crease. It stains very easy and picks up all lint and dog hair. It needs cleaning every day. I do like the burgandy color it doesn't have the pink in it like the picture. The assembly is like any cover you just have to work with it. Though, I was unbable to get it to fit properly on the arms because they are overstuffed and don't extend to the end of the cushions. I would recommend that you look for another cover, I am doing that now.