This rug is very pretty and the chenille is super soft. I was dissappointed because it is so thin. Get a thick pad for it. Right now I have it on old carpet and I will invest in a good pad after we get the room renovated but that will add to the price considerably. The colors hold pretty true to the picture. A rug this dark shows everything. I love the colors and the design and will live with the thin because it goes with thefuture of the room. I just wish it was thicker.