Beautiful rug. Great colors. Dense pile. Soft and would easily blend with many different types of furniture colors. I had to send my rug back--after great debate--but it was very easy to do, and did not cost me anything. (Keep wrapping until you are sure) Label was sent to me on-line. Returned to Mail Box etc. store. Some fibers were pulling up, but I believe that after a few vacuums, it would have stopped...I think it may have been some strays?? It wasn't shedding, just a few loose yarns. Either way, I would recommend this rug to anyone who wants to brighten their room. It does not over power other decor or furniture. No smells or uneven discolorations were noted. It does look like the picture on-line, only a slight bit lighter in the center-Which was great for me, but if you are looking for a more gold toned rug--it is mostly gold in the medallions and other details. Size was exactly as stated too.