I ordered this canopy in white and have been very satisfied with it. It arrived very quickly, several days ahead of something I ordered from another site on the same day (that had much more expensive shipping!). The box was a little banged up and half opened, but the canopy was sealed in plastic and in perfect condition and all the screws and ropes were included. I opted to hang the canopy directly from the loops rather than the ropes to make it hang higher, which worked out well. I can now use the ropes as tiebacks or leave it hanging loose. The top of the canopy is two separate pieces of fabric, which I think would be handy if you had a light fixture in the center that you needed to get to without taking down the canopy. (Just make sure to hang it low enough that it won't touch the light or get hot if you do that, obviously). You probably will need another person to help you hang this, I still need to go back and pin mine because the center is hanging a little too low. The fabric is shiny, and almost a fishnet type texture as opposed to something with a tighter weave. The edges are unfinished as several people have mentioned but it is still a beautiful canopy and I am very happy with my purchase and the value. I have a small bedroom but I think it works well to define the space out a little and adds a great touch to my tropical themed decor. And one last thing, I love Overstock's great shipping deals and coupon codes, I am starting to appreciate it much more after seeing the high cost of shipping at other sites. Great purchase, I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.