Based on other reviews I too chose to upsize to a king sized comforter for my queen bed. I would agree that a queen size would have been too small. The little throw pillows seem quite cheap and really are only good for aesthetics -- the pillow itself is really soft and not useful to lay on to provide any support. I purchased some decent quality pillows to go in the shams and they are quite nice and fit the king sized pillows perfectly. The comforter has a suede like texture and is thin compared to my old comforter. My only complaint is that once you sit or lay on top of it, it looks "wrinkly". You have to adjust/pull on it to smooth it out again. My old comforter has more filling that's also more stiff, so it keeps its smooth look more easily.
I debated on ordering the king instead of the queen. It just makes it to the edges (I have the thicker padded queen mattress). I ordered this knowing that it might not work and get moved to a full-size guest bed. But I'm keeping it. I love the colors. Very tranquil.
We took a gamble ordering something online that we couldn't see or feel before purchasing, but felt like we were making an informed decision based on other good reviews this received. Love the set, although the decorative pillows came a bit squished and deformed being in stuffed packaging. It's quite warm, but suits our bedroom set. I would agree that the cover could stand to be a bit wider, and perhaps even a bit longer, but overall, we're happy Our only gripe wasn't even with the product itself - but the packaging was pretty tore up, as though overstock.com didn't have an appropriate sized box so the box and plastic were torn open upon arrival.
The reason this is so inexpensive, is that the material is poor quality. The comforter was extremely thin, and the pillows were a joke. I was going to use it in a guest bedroom, but would have been ashamed for any guest to see it. Also, there were flaws in the fabric. I ended up sending it back, and got most of my money refunded, but of course I was charged a fee for doing so. Seems there's always a "special" fee. Basically I felt like a fool for ordering this, and paid the price.
I was soooo mad today when I received my comforter set. The comforter was so flat it looked like a sheet and the sham, decorative pillows were a joke. I'm almost tempted to reported to Better Business Bureau for deception.. I wish I could curse right now. don't waste your money or time