This comforter looked perfect for my 20 year old daughters room. Her walls are green with a gray carpet. When it arrived we were thrilled with the look. I washed the comforter because that's what I do with everything before I use it(never know where it's been). The comforter quilting is not from side to side. It's sporadic. The comforter is all lop-sided now and doesn't lay flat. You should be able to wash a comforter!!!!!! We use it of course but the thrill is gone.