This rug is really good looking--a very high quality shag rug. The color is accurately represented. It's a soft off-white color, not a stark white. The rug is a mix of thicker and thinner strands of yarn, and it's a very pleasing look. The nap is not too long and not too short, and feels very soft underfoot. I decided to go with this acrylic rug over a wool because of the softness of acrylic and I am not disappointed. I shopped for a number of rugs online and in person and this is a superb rug, and an unbelievable price for the value. It looks twice as expensive as it is. I've only had it for a few days so can't comment on shedding. It makes my home office totally cozy and welcoming.