The texture adds depth and is cozy/soft. Looks gorgeous with the other three tan, beige and smoky off white cases I purchased for my white Ethan Allen sofa. Everyone loves the couch and never seem to fully understand the esthetic strength of good pillowcases. My secret weapon in the living room are my Moody, modern & luxurious pillowcases. I purchased four.
Buy the pillow case.
Worth every penny.