I had purchased the Alpine Bear bedding set and wanted these shams so it would look just like the picture. I love the shams and the look of the faux leather mixed with fabric. I knocked it down a star because you need to purchase the pillow insert and these shams are huge!! I didn't look at the measurements before I purchased them and that's my fault so I ended up having to buy 2 - 32.00 pillow inserts. Anything smaller would not have fit or looked good. They really need to go on a very large bed with a high headboard or you're never going to see your headboard. They do look great with my bedding set and I don't regret getting them, but the added cost might deter some people.