I absolutely love this comforter set which I use in a guest bedroom. The aqua and brown colors just make the room come alive. I haven't washed it yet but I may get it dry-cleaned when that's necessary. The only thing I worry about are claw marks from my "grand cat". I completed the set with a grommet valance in Java called Veratex Grand Luxe Linen Gotham Grommet Valance. It all works beautifully. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.