The rug is plush, very little shedding. I have ordered MANY rugs from overstock and have been very pleased with most. I know all rugs tend to change based on lighting, paint color, furniture, etc. However, this rug is more of an olive-y sage and the tan border is darker than what appears on the screen. I thought it was going to be a light colored rug for a little girls room with light green and light pink. The pinks are more salmon-y... basically I was expecting a cooler vs. warmer rug. For a lack of better description, it was darker and 'duller' than the pics. I think the issue is that the actual wool fibers don't have a sheen/shine to them like most other wool rugs I have purchased on O (of similar price and quality) so light doesn't reflect well... the rug falls a little flat, pardon the pun! If you have flexibility color-wise, then this rug is great! I had already painted the walls and bought linens for my daybed but I'll make it work!