Bought this rug for my daughter's nursery, wanting a very soft and plush rug to play on. I wasn't so sure when ordering, but it had exceeded my expectations. Have received many compliments on it. Color is rich and beautiful. The initial light smell went away very quickly and only shed very minimally at the beginning. My daughter (now 7months) loves to roll around on it, and has learned to sit on it (it's so plush that it won't hurt her if she falls). We love it so much, we're now getting a second one in another color for our living room.
I rarely post reviews, but I was so pleased with this, I had to do it. I figured something had to be wrong with this rug because of the low price... either it would be a bad shade, thin, or fall apart easily. None of the above! It's a deep gem-toned purple and is very thick and soft. I'm on the hunt now for the right color for my son's room! This is WELL worth the price.