The rug is really beautiful. I have had so many compliments on it already. The 5 x 8 size is perfect...any larger and the print would overwhelm my living room. I have only had for 2 weeks and it does shed a lot. A quick vacuum and it looks perfect again. I have read that it eventually stops shedding after awhile. The zebra print is very trendy right now and so there are a lot of cheesy replicas that just look cheap. This is not one of those. It's a very pricey rug for a great price here on Overstock!