This rug has grown on me over the past few weeks since I first purchased it. When it first arrived, I really didn't like it because I planned to use it in a dining room and it is not a formal rug at all. It is for much more casual use and I couldn't tell that from the photo. I didn't want to pay for shipping back so I decided to try to make it work. It does have sort of an army blanket look to it with the army green in it, but it works for me because I decided to use it in the family room with a brown sectional. It goes very well with the brown and green in the rug. The rug is about a half-inch thick and doesn't shed as much as one of the other wool rugs I purchased. I bought one of the supreme pads to go under it so it is very soft with that. Without the pad I don't think it would be soft enough for what I want. It did have a bit of an odor to it when it arrived. I've used some of that Oxi-Fresh rug stuff that you sprinkle on and vacuum off and that has helped but occasionally I still get a whiff of the odor that was there initially. I am hoping it will just go away completely with the rug fresh and time. Overall, I'm making it work and the price was good so I'm pretty happy.