Even though the taupe/cream colors in this rug are neutral, the visual interest and texture says "Pizzazz!" Our home is contemporary, and we chose this rug to be the focal point of our 3-season porch. It is a well-made wool area rug, with a well-defined geometric pattern. There was a hint of odor from the rug initially, but with a couple days of fresh air running through the room, the odor has diminished. This wool rug is suitable for any room, and the neutral tone will not limit color selection for furnishings. The rug is heavy, and covers a tile floor. The cushioned pile is pleasant on bare feet. There is a combination of upholstered furniture and woven furniture anchoring the rug, and we find no need for a rug pad. VERY PLEASED with this selection, and recommend it to anyone who wants a rug that makes a statement in the room they are furnishing. We have 2 adult cockers who also enjoy the rug, although I would not recommend that young, not-house-trained pets be allowed on the rug. Due to the texture of the rug, clean-up would not be pleasant.