I read some of the negative reviews about this comforter set, but went ahead and ordered it since it was a bargain in comparison to other comforter sets I looked at. The color was perfect for us-we have two chocolate labs that consider it their duty to keep our bed warm when we are not in it. There were some loose threads when the set arrived, but it was a simple task to snip those. I liked the colors although the blue was not as blue as it seemed on the website. It is a perfect weight for us-I will have it on my bed during the winter with flannel sheets and an extra blanket, on the late spring with just the comforter and cotton sheets. I ordered the king-size for our queen size bed and had plenty of overhang for the sides and bottom-thanks to all for that suggestion. I did have to order king size pillows and new shams to fit the covers that came with the set, but needed those items. I love the way my bed looks; it easy to make up in the morning. I would recommend this item for someone needing a practical set with a dark color that does not show dirt and dog hairs!