I thought this blanket looked really nice when I got it. It was plenty big for a king sized bed and came over the edges plenty. I got the black and white. However I decided to wash it to see if I could get it softer. I read the instructions and used the delicate cycle on cold to avoid damaging it. Then I put it in the dryer on low heat, but it was taking fooooorever to dry. So i dried it on regular cycle to speed it up. Some where along the process it acquired a whole bunch of black fuzzies that were everywhere! So much that it looked dirty. It was never the same again. So I would suggest after you wash it, hang dry it! I think that is where I went wrong.