This rug is fantastic in person. The ivory part of the pattern is raised, which is a nice feature and feels good on the feet. It is so surprisingly plush and comfortable. It shed a lot straight out of the package, but one round of vacuuming took care of it. One pass and the canister was FULL of fibers, so I passed it over three times to get everything and it hasn't noticeably shed since. It arrived quickly and was well packed. As other reviewers mentioned, it is true that the blue isn't a dark navy. It is a close to Copenhagen Blue, but dark enough to go with our bedroom walls, which is an Old Glory Blue. We ordered the 7'6x9'6 rug and it rolled out nice and flat. We had no issues with the edges uncurling. We did not order a rug pad to go with this rug, as it was going partially beneath our Cal King bed on hardwood floors and so is anchored pretty good. However, if this were being ordered to be used as a floating rug or would be anchored only with lightweight furniture, I'd definitely suggest a premium dual rug pad, also available on O.co. I have the premium dual rug pads for all the runners in our house and they work fabulously.
In our large living room, the carpet pattern is too busy and is an awkward distraction. All our furniture is moderately dark brown, leather. Walls are the same shade of blue. We have plenty of light in the room, but it just doesn't work.
Beautiful Rug. Great quality for such an awesome price. When I layed it out it was nice and heavy. Flattened out very nicely right away. The rug does shed, but that is to be expected of a wool rug. The pattern is quite large but is to my liking. I found that there is an even amount of Blue and Cream so maybe the colors vary between rugs, as I have seen other reviewers saying that there isn't much blue. Overall I love my rug. It looks great in my living room.
I was looking to buy a blue/navy rug to go in a formal sitting room, and this met my needs beautfully. The blue is not quite navy -- I would call it a Scandinavian blue, if there is such a thing, and the pattern adds to the formalness of the rug. The quality of the rug is good, it's very soft. If you like the style in the picture, I don't think you will be disappointed in the actual rug.
Get a lot of compliments on this one. Soft under the feet so perfect in a living room / family room atmosphere. I will say, from the picture I expected the cream to show more but it seems the blue is the dominant color. Regardless, I still love it.