I just graduated from college and into my own place, so right now I'm working with high standards on a low budget. This was PERFECT for my needs. I looked at dozens of headboards and platform beds online, trying to find a way to add some style to my plain mattress and frame without spending too much. I finally decided on this headboard because of the many positive reviews I read, and let me say, I am SO happy that I did! It came in three pieces, all I had to do was attach each leg to the headboard- took me only minutes to do by myself. I didn't feel the need to attach it to my frame, which would have been easy to do, but once you push the bed up against it, it doesn't move at all. I think even if I did have thousands of dollars to spend on a headboard, I would probably still go with this one- it's sturdy, soft, and looks like it's worth so much more than I paid for it! My only suggestion is that if you get it shipped to the store, bring someone with you to help you carry it.. it's not terribly heavy but it's awkward to maneuver alone. I just spent the extra 30 bucks and had it delivered to my door. But regardless of how you have it delivered, I highly suggest you purchase this headboard!!