This is a really nice and sturdy bed. I ordered the gray but was sent the black. I ended up keeping it anyway because I was moving and needed a bed and the black looks really chic. If you're going to buy this, definitely get a boxspring because it doesn't necessarily support the mattress completely and it's really low to the ground.
(1) It isn't real velvet. It is a white microfiber. Very soft and nice for the price. (2) If you go with the white bed, I recommend you spray paint white the two black metal pieces that go behind the headboard and the black feet before assembly. Those black pieces would really stick out and look odd against a white bed. (3) I saw a review that said you need a LOW PROFILE box spring, not a regular one. So glad I followed that advice! The low profile box spring is exactly what is needed so that you don't see the box spring above the padded sides. Looks great with low profile box spring. My daughter loves her bed!
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