We change our bedding as we get bored or something rips, etc... This is the first set in about 20 years that I pray will be indestructible. My husband and I love it! The comforter is so cozy. It was a gamble getting black sheets, which we've never had before, as I wasn't sure how much lint it'd show. No problem at all. My bedroom walls are a brick/adobe red. I have a white iron and brass headboard. The rest of my furniture is "wormy maple" and this set looks fantastic in my room. I also thought it was a great value.