I am so glad I ordered this rug; it's gorgeous! Its a very pretty, clean light blue with a white pattern. Exactly what I was looking for to brighten up my living room. It looks absolutely stunning on my dark wood floors and with my light gray walls. It's soft and cozy underfoot. I purchased a rug pad to go beneath, but after laying down the rug I realize it's perfect without it. There was a lot of shedding in the first few days, which I expected. I have a fantastic vacuum and I had to empty the canister three times on my first vacuum. But the shedding is markedly lower now. I was concerned that the pattern would be too large scale for my room, but its not, the pattern scale is perfect on the 8x10 rug. Excellent purchase! Very high quality, great price.
I've had this rug for nearly three years now so I've had ample time to marinate regarding how much I love/hate it. I started off liking the pattern (pictured above), but soon realized after a few days how nightmarish it would be to care for this rug. For starters, every rug does shed -- however... this rug has been shedding non-stop for about the three years I've owned it. I think of myself as a pretty tidy person, so I vacuum it regularly/shampoo it when needed and STILL it sheds. I can't keep up, Second, the whitish part of the rug pictured is actually an off-whitish kind of color. The pile portion (the white outline parts in the rug weave) is actually made of poor, very rough quality pile. These white parts were where the rug actually shed from the most. I'm worried that over time the rug will shed into oblivion and I'll be left with only the blue parts in the wake... Pros -- the blue part is flat woven and a cinch to remove stains from unlike the aforementioned white outline of terror. If Safavieh made an entire rug in the style of weave the blue portion is made of -- I'd buy it ASAP. Summary: I'd never buy from this rug maker again. The deal is great for the size rug I needed (8x10) but it wasn't/hasn't been worth the hassle of caring for the product or its overall quality.
This rug really looks nice, however, the shedding of fibers is unbearable. I was told wool is the best. Not true in this case. I have a rainbow vacuum and the water bowl was full before I'd vacuumed 1/4 of the rug. I have vacuumed 5 times and the shedding doesn't seem to stop. Not happy overstock!! and I bought two small rugs too! Rug should not be sold at any price!