I ordered this blanket because I wanted one that could cover my couch in my temporary residence while on internship. But, I wanted something that I would want to use after internship was over. I wanted something really soft but pretty - and that is exactly what I got. It is very soft and the colors and patterns look great! I got the gray. I love it! On another note, I had problems with my order that were my fault and Overstock customer service was excellent! They were very helpful - I couldn't believe how helpful they were. I felt they really cared about me as a customer. I don't know any other company that has this level of service and care and concern for their customers. This made me a loyal shopper for sure!