We got this rug for our living room- we live in our living room and really don't use the family room. (With young children - and even accident prone adults -you want a pretty rug that can be power sprayed to clean.) Of course it is not cushy, but it is surprisingly soft underfoot. Feels good on bare feet. The large pattern and colors work great in the room. I must point out that the colors are really a medium grey and beige/khaki, not cream. We've had it for seven moths and the edges have started to pill a little. I guess from me sweeping it. Hence the four stars. Still, this is a great rug and a really good value for an active family. As quick shipping and great service for Overstock.