My bed base is basically a bit of a mess with two cats that have used it as a scratch post and the grey material is frayed at the bottom and looks untidy. This valance makes the bed look like a brand new bed. I absolutely love how it covers the messiness of the old bed bas. It’s very tight fitting and took two us to put it on. I compared it to other ones on Amazon and the reviews put me off which is why I tried this one from Next. Highly the recommend.