I got this particular quilt because I had previously used a white down comforter (ooh...I loved it so much) for many years and had to replace it. I needed to get something with a busy pattern on it since, well, let's just say I have several cats (please let your imagination take it from here). This particular quilt matched the colors of my bedroom perfectly. I was concerned that it would look too 'girlie' and not fit into an adult's room. Happily, it looks fantastic in my room! Very sunny and bright. I saw one reviewer mention that the green flowers were actually gray, but I kind of disagree. To me, they are green but just a bit muted, which actually makes them look nicer. The two shams you get match the quilt, and there is an extra rectangular throw pillow that is eggplant purple which is cute for extra flair. The quilt itself is not very heavy, which I did not expect it to be. If you want something heavier, you'll have to get a comforter or of course something with down. This quilt is mainly for decoration plus a little warmth. I ended up getting a nice warm blanket as well, and the two together along with the blanket I already had should hopefully get me through next winter. I forgot to mention, the quilt is essentially reversible, with the second side being eggplant purple (yeah, that's a LOT of purple!) for a change of pace (or to hide a stain on the other side). I'm very happy with my purchase, especially since it is pretty good quality and I actually fell pretty quickly for the off-the-hook sunny and bright pattern when I wasn't sure I would. Who knew a quilt could make you smile!