The duvet itself is nice - soft and the colors were pretty accurate (very subdued, like a washed out beige palette). I read all the reviews about the pillow shams being the plaid pattern and not the bamboo. I don't think they go at all with the duvet, and I don't like that they don't have a "ruffle" around the edge... They're more like weird pillow cases - however, I expected that to be the case from the reviews. I'm using the white and brown leaf pattern shams from my old set until I can find something that actually matches. Maybe I'll go find a fabric and make my own. Lol, from the reviews, maybe I could start a little side business making shams for this set. Overall - the duvet is what I wanted and it works out pretty nicely. It would earn a 5 for the price if the shams looked better.