No question, this is a very pretty rug. However, I'm not thrilled with it in my home due to its coloring. To say it's "brown" is inaccurate. It's actually gold, and that should be taken into account before ordering. It doesn't go very well with the brown tones in my living room. Also, the red accents are much darker than they appear in the photos. I have a red accent chair in a corner and was hoping that the red accents in this rug would tie the two together, but the red in the rug is so dark, it doesn't do the trick. All of that being said, the rug is plush, soft, and we have not had problems with shedding. It did have a "wave" to it for quite some time from being rolled up, but those are mostly out now. It arrived with a strong odor, so if you're planning to entertain, order this rug in plenty of time to let the odor dissipate. Overall, it's a nice rug for the price. I just wish the description was more accurate. "Gold" is not mentioned in the description and yet this rug is overwhelmingly gold in color. And remember - this rug is not returnable.