Honestly, this is my first experience with a duvet. I guess I expected it to perform similar to a comforter, but easier to clean and not as heavy. I find that it's ok as long as you don't touch it or sit on it, etc. If you do, it rumples and wrinkles easily. On the positive, the gold color is true to the picture, and it did wash up fairly well. I will probably try a different bedding idea, like a thin spread with a quilt/coverlet which should be more forgiving.