This set is more beautiful in person. I'm glad I listened to the other reviewers because the color is much darker than pictured. Not only is the red darker, but the gold is darker too. It doesn't show up in the picture but the bed skirt is a solid gold and is a satin-like material. The comforter has a very high loft to it. It almost looks like you have a featherbed underneath it. It's very rich looking, even my husband loves it and he hates everything. The only thing I don't like about it is that the back of the comforter and the back of the pillow shams are beige. I thought they should be gold to match the bed skirt. I wouldn't hesitate to order it but you may have to wait a long time for shipping like I did. This was my first order here and probably my last. It took a long time for them to ship it to me. I had to keep contacting them and they kept giving lame excuses. I was very dissatisfied with the service. So if you're a patient person order it from here, but be prepared to wait.