This rug looked so gorgeous in the photo. I was so excited when I purchased it. It looked like exactly what we wanted. First of all, when it arrived, it was obvious that the photo was taken with a whole lotta lights flashing to make the colors brighter. The colors look NOTHING like in the photo. They can best be described as DINGY. I thought they would pop. Forget it. The background is faded and yellowed and dingy. As if that weren't bad enough, this rug sheds like crazy. Every day we are picking up handfuls of sheddings from this rug. Handfuls. We've had this rug for half a year and thought surely it would stop shedding by now. Nope. What an enormous disappointment.