I have been looking to replace my very old heating throw, but before I made my final decision I did some research. WOW! This throw is a beauty! Not only is it soft, lightweight, and washable, but it keeps these 'ole bones warm and cozy on a cold winters night. The purple color would match with any decor. This throw will not overheat. It isn't intended to get hot, but to gently warm. It has an automatic 2 hour shut-off safety feature. The three heat settings let you set the level of warmth you need. I'm really liking how warm and lightweight this is. It's a balm for my achy body and bones.