The bed arrived promptly. It was quite time consuming to put together, and it didn't help that the instructions were simply incorrect when they said to put the "smooth side facing down" not once, but twice. This didn't make sense at the time, but with this kind of stuff I think it's always better to follow the instructions. They were incorrect. By the time I had it figured out I had already gone too far in the assembly to go back and rectify the issue. I phoned overstock to let them know. I usually assemble furniture on my own and quite enjoy the process, but I think this is a 2 person job. As for the bed itself it is a statement piece and makes quite an impact. I will be using very simple linens to offset the dramatic design, which I love. It does take up quite a lot of visual space, so I think simple and plain walls and colors will work best. I prefer the bed without the additional drapes or canopies but if I move it to a larger bedroom this might be an option. I opted for a low profile 5 inch box spring and a 13 inch mattress and this fits the headboard perfectly - it neither covers the design nor is too low that the pillows will slip out. Despite the issue with assembly instructions, I am very happy with the purchase and would recommend both the bed and overstock.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? matched
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate