The rug is absolutely gorgeous. I bought it for my breakfast area. However, it is now placed in my foyer. The colors are brillant. First, I thought the gold color was deceiving. However, when I moved it to a different lighting, it is a true gold. I enjoy standing on the rug with my bare feet. It is quite thick. I read the reviews about packaging. Apparently, Overstock took the comments into consideration. My rug was rolled into a thick pull on bag. I had no damage. If the size is correct and you are looking for a red/gold/black wool rug, this one is for you.