The picture does this bedding set great justice. We use it in our guest bedroom and it is absolutely stunning. It looks wonderful with our royal blue walls and sheets. However, when it came, it had a musty scent. I thoroughly washed it in our washing machine and was thankful to find that the small fabric pieces that decorate the comforter did not fall off, (all remained except for one). The comforter is very light so ensure that you provide your guests with extra blankets.