This "blanket" is more like a lightweight comforter, which is what I was looking for. I love the smooth, matte finish and the criss-cross stitch pattern. It adds a great finish to my warm neutral bedding color scheme, and is warm (but not too warm). Since it isn't bulky, it's easy to fold back, at the end of the bed, when I don't need the extra insulation at night. I bought the dark brown, and am really happy with it. It's an excellent value for the price. The only reason I didn't give it a five star rating is that, since I'm using it like a comforter, I'd have liked the perimeter boarder stitch to be just a little wider, for a more finished look.