I love this rug and was very happy when I first saw it. It looks perfect in our living room, just enough pattern but not too loud and significantly cheaper than any similar ones I saw. The pattern is more pronounced than in the pictures. I wish it was a straight edge instead of fringe for ease of vacuuming (they DO get sucked in!) but not a big deal. My cat had an accident on it already :/ and it cleaned up well, but Resolve will lighten it BTW! We are VERY happy with it!!