The way it lays on the bed looks like how it actually is, except the size. On the picture, the comforter is probably a size larger than the size of the mattress. Nice and warm. I would say not it's a little on the heavy side, but not too heavy.
This is really soft, but it has zero heft to it. I live in Texas after having lived in various northern states with some of the coldest winters. This blanket has less warmth than some of our duvet covers. I don't know who would ever want to use it or when. I would have returned it if my sons hadn't gotten chocolate on it. It is really, really soft and they were rubbing their little faces on it. That's the only reason it gets three stars. It is well made, but just way too light, even for a Texas summer.
This is the fourth or fifth time I have purchased this comforter. It is SO nice. It's very soft and cozy, plus it's washable which is a huge deal for our family. With five kids, it's imperative that things we buy are washable (if possible). Everyone loves these comforters-they are wonderful!!
I'm not sure why this has such good reviews. That's why I bought it, it's awful. It came in a small package and even after I waited the two days it was still ridiculously thin. It's like two sheets sewn together. The king size is smaller than my queen size. I ordered one from amazon for 10 more and it's way thicker and better quality