UPDATE: I had to wash this bedspread. Followed the guidelines. Dried on a "comforter" setting. It has shrunk SO much I can't use it on the bed any longer. Because the shrinkage so so much I've changed the rating from 5 stars to 3 stars. I'm quite disappointed. I loved how pretty this was. ------------------------------------------------------ I purchased the king size. If your bed can be seen from all sides when entering the room, you will definitely need a bed skirt. However if you can make one side shorter so to display a longer side that is seen all the time, you can get by without one. I purchased four white pillows & 2 dark blue ones as well as two white w/blue design. You do not NEED these -- it comes with two shams. I have not used the reverse side other than to fold back the quilt at the top. The background is white - not cream or ivory. There are various colors of blue within the floral top so it is easy to match or use various hues of blue in your bedroom. The quilt has been in use for about 4 months. I have not laundered the quilt or the shams. I do recommend this set.
We wanted a lightweight bedspread and this one is perfect! My only disappointment is the size. I should have measured and bought the king size instead of buying the queen size spread. It was shorter than expected so I still need a bed skirt.
This is a beautiful quilt with rich colors. Matches perfectly with a deep purple bed skirt. I prefer a bedspread because I think it makes the bed look more "made." Shams always leave the pillow linen peeking out. Finally I discovered that if I ordered a King size quilt, it makes a perfect bedspread for a Queen size bed. All is well in the the kingdom for this Queen!
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