I LOVE this bed! It is very, very beautiful and excellent quality. Definitely need 2 people for assembly. When I was researching this bed and reading reviews, I had questions that no one else touched on. So I want to make my review helpful to others that might be looking for the same information instead of just reviewing the shipping, and all the points that have been overreviewed in my opinion. The bed is true to color in the picture. Underneath is very roomy, leaving 12.5 inches from floor to underside of slats. There is 1 and 3/4 inches between the slats and the top of the rails. A 10 inch mattress works perfectly with this bed. Yes, it is a platform and does not need a boxspring (slats are sturdy) but I do NOT feel low to the ground. I feel the exact same height as when I had a boxspring and mattress. A pain to assemble alone (especially the headboard) but very easy with two people. Don't let the other reviews scare you about assembly, just get help, it'll go smoothly, and you'll love this bed!