I was very pleased with this area rug. It will go perfectly in our newly re-decorated living room. It adds a nice touch of texture to the room. It did have a strong leather smell after being wrapped and shipped but we allowed it to air out for a few days and the smell has almost went away. The only problem I am having is finding a dark enough rug pad to go underneath it because some of it will show through since this is a woven rug. Overall I am very pleased with our purchase! I would buy it again.