I bought this rug and it did resemble the photo. As soon as I opened it, I was amazed at the beauty. It really is a nice-looking rug. The texture is soft and the colors were very nice and it looked as if it had always been in my home. I was concerned about the softness, as I had bought one other rug from ostock and it was much scratchier. After the rug had been in it's spot for about 2 weeks, I began to notice some flaws in the dye of the yarn. The beige background is inconsistent and looks almost striped in some spots. It is not enough for me to return the rug but it is noticeable by me. The good news is that I have a coffee tabel/ottoman sitting on the rug so the shadows cast by that and other lighting issues in my home make it hard to notice. I don't think anyone else would notice it. I love the texture and size and the colors are very relaxing and warm. It's the perfect rug for my room and I would recommend it generally based on quality with the only flaw being the slight imperfections in the dye of the yarn. It does shed a little, but that is to be expected with a new, wool rug.