This rug is so much nicer than I imagined it would be. The colors are far more muted than they appear online -- I was expecting an off-white background but it's definitely a tan/oatmeal color with dark yet faded-looking burgundy, sage, slate blue and gold. The reds/blues in the photo online looked very bright, but they're much softer on the actual rug. It's thin like a typical flatweave and will benefit from a rug pad; also rough in texture because of the predominantly jute blend fabric, but these were both to be expected from the description. This rug just adds a really cool global/rustic aesthetic to you room.
I've always been hesitant to buy a rug online without seeing it in person and after purchasing this rug, I realize my reservations were founded. The colors on this rug to not come close to those pictured. It's not a matter of just being faded or lighter (which someone else mentioned in another review - I believe of the 10x14 size of this rug) but the hues are entirely different. My decor is based on primary colors. In this case the red that is pictured is not at all red but rather a mauve color. The rug is quite drab and doesn't have the contrast or pop of the one pictured above. I'm quite disappointed with it.