I love this set! I read the previous reviews and was happy to find no problems on receipt. There were not strings anywhere. The quality of the fabric is so soft and luxurious. The color appears a little lighter in the picture of an Aqua blue but is a shade darker...but still perfect in my tropical bedroom. The picture above our bed has the exact same color of turquoise/teal in the ocean scene. I could not be happier and would definitely recommend this purchase to brighten your room. The head-on view makes it appear there is more beige but the blue color comes all the way to the foot of the bed and brown stripe. Looks great with hardwood floors and beige/brown throw rugs around the bed.