The comforter is lightweight (as portrayed). It has a nice feel and lies nicely on the bed. We had a much heavier down alternative comforter on the guest room bed that was too heavy for real comfort. This is a very good weight for our climate.
I ordered this for my daughter's dorm room. If sheets and comforter are all white you can change design looks by colorful decorative pillows and throws. I plan on ordering one of Overstocks inexpensive duvet sets straight to her when she is feeling homesick.