I originally purchased this set to use as a cover for my duvet. I planned on purchasing a separate, nicer looking coverlet to go on top. However once the set arrived and I put them on my bed I was surprised to find that it looks wonderful on its own. The color is rich and it lays/fits very well to the bedding. The fabric could be softer to the touch but since sheets are between you and the duvet while sleeping I'm not too concerned. The fabric was not too heavy so my down comforter stays nice and fluffy. I believe this is a wonderful buy for the price and would recommend it highly.