This was a great purchase. The bed is quite tall if you only use the mattress. (gorgeous). There is plenty of room on this to use both the box and mattress if desired. It comes with a ton of slates for safety and stability, but we didn't want our mattress resting directly on the wooden slats because we like our mattress on a flat surface over the slats. So we bought a bunkey board from a mattress store, but you could go to home depot and have a large piece of cheap wood cut to size there for I'm guessing around 20 bucks. Since we got such a great deal on the bed we didn't mind spending the extra $$ to make the bed perfect. The bunkey board cost us 69. Bunkey boards are often used for platform beds and bunk beds, but you do not need it for this bed, we just like it better that way. The linen fabric is beautiful and the tufting is lovely. It looks expensive. It's fine quality overall, but the head board felt light which made me think it was cheap, but all together, it looks great, feels study.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is a linen ivory more than beige, but lovely.