This thing is perfect for adding some rustic decor to your home while still having the comfy aspect. This pillow is super soft and light weight. It has a surprisingly realistic look to it, as I love putting it next to our Christmas tree for some extra flair. Very flexible and not stiff in the slightest bit. I found it also great for a lap desk to help hold a computer or iPad while working.
However, this did not hold up. After some time, the beads inside became squished and would not spring back into place. This would leave it with several dents, taking away from the look and functionality. I also found after a while the seam separated and the beads began to come out, making a mess. Overall if you are looking for a child-safe decoration, this is perfect. However if you are looking for a functional pillow, I recommend looking elsewhere.