I looked long and hard for an 8 foot rug for my foyer and finally decided to just go for it with this one. I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality. The rug looks and feels great. I would say that the colors are fairly true to the picture but a little on the subdued side. The colors are somewhat muted but that worked just fine for me. I would definitely consider ordering another rug from Overstock. Oh, by the way, I only experienced a minimal amount of shedding.