I spent a long time debating about this rug...reading all the reviews for every size of the rug, and finally going to a large home improvement chain store where I was able to see their full-size sample (at a much higher price, I will add!!). I'm really pleased with it and am glad I finally mustered the courage to order it! It looks wonderful in my family room with my dark wheat colored sectional, neutral gray/green walls, rattan blinds and light hardwoods.The pattern of the rug is large-scale and bold but the colors are soft, so the overall effect is more subtle than bold. The colors are: 2" outer band of brown/gold, background of oatmeal (which I'm happy about because it won't show a lot of dirt), with designs in medium rich brown, gold, light brown, light and medium gray, and spa blue/gray. Other reviews mention the orangey/rusty color but that color is barely noticeable....if it is there at all!! The quality of the rug is good or excellent...it is thick, soft and nicely made. The rug was very heavy when delivered (and wrapped really well...no fears about it getting wet or dirty in transit) which is a sign of a good quality rug. I do not have a rug pad under it and don't feel the need for one as the rug is plenty thick on its own and is anchored by my furniture so it won't move. I haven't had any problem with excess shedding...not sure what all the review complaints were about. There is a little shedding, but nothing excessive. I'm very pleased with this purchase and would recommend it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? less blue, more tan/oatmeal/gold
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate