The blanket is even better than it looks in the pictures. In the pictures the back of the blanket looks like a more shag material and a little off white. The pic makes it look almost like material on a dog bed. The actual blanket that came had a backing that was white and silky. This blanket on both sides is silky and smooth and very comfortable. I hesitated to order and am so happy I did. The kids love it and everyone wants to use it when we watch a movie. I'm glad I got the big one. Buy it!