I purchased this bed as my son's "big boy bed". While we usually prefer a more traditional look, we opted for the contemporary platform bed simply for it's function. The fact that it was quite beautiful was simply a bonus. The wood and finish on this bed (mahogany) was stunning and had a very high end look. We are only using a twin mattress - no box spring - so it's VERY low to the ground compared to a traditional bed set up. But it works well for our three year old and he is able to get in and out of bed on his own. The slats provided are more than enough support to a mattress without the use of box springs.We are very happy with our purchase. For the price (and Overstock's very modest shipping rate), it's is an overall value.