We needed a runner to be in front of our living room bookcases that coordinated with another area rug close by. The area rug is very artsy and colorful, and we looked a long time for a runner that would relate well with it. This one worked beautifully AND was 1/3 of the price of anything else that might have worked. It is very thick, cushy, and well-made, not to mention unique! Major winner here!