The Whitby TV Stand in the Golden Oak shade is a sturdy, easy-to-assemble, stylish, practical piece of furniture. It is about five feet long with three shelves. Even though it is a TV stand, I plan on storing books and writing pads on it. It is very heavy when delivered, but once you take it out of the box, it is very easy to assemble. Some parts are already assembled, making it easy for you to complete the project. I am using the stand as it is, but this type of oak finish could easily be stained or painted to match your decor. This could blend in with any decor, but it leans more towards traditional furniture. It is lightweight, so you can easily move it around. It has a real, woodsy, pourous finish, so it might stain easily. I can see how liquids could easily seep down into the cracks. But I'm sure with the right wood cleaner, or even a DIY cleaner, the stain could be removed or hidden.