This bedding looks very nice in the picture, but it looks very different in person. It appears to be a simple plaid in the photo, but there are little circles throughout the pattern and the colors are very muted, plus the black colors are not as pronounced as they are in the photo. They are more of a very thin black stripe. The sheets seem a bit rough, but I guess you get what you pay for. Since my son is going away to college, we have a lot of expenses, so we will keep this set since he doesn't hate it and it was reasonably priced. However, if it had to do it all over again, I would not have ordered it.