I read the reviews before I bought this product, and they were all spot on. Though the sizes this rug comes in are not necessarily traditional, I found one that worked for my living room. The coloring is great-- my living room is ivory/gray/purple. The rug was more gray than I expected, and not really ivory at all, but it works. The lavender tones come out because I have plum pillows on my couch, otherwise it can be more subtle if you like. Bear in mind that it's textured (which I think adds interest). Seems easy to vacuum, etc.