We've had this rug for over a year. It is great- especially if you have small kids-the colors hide all kinds of messes/spills. I looked at rugs for a long time before settling on this one- I wasn't sure if I would like an oriental looking rug- this one was a little on the contemporary side I thought so I went for it. But now I see why people like these so much- you can't see anything when something spills on it- it just blends in:-). I also love the blue and red. My mother said it made the room feel warm. I have plain furniture in out living room-brown microfiber couches and a black and brown entertainment center. So these colors really give it an extra boost. I bought a nice pad to go underneath it. It is not super cozy to lay on ( not very soft), but honestly it seems the softer a rug is the harder it is to clean- and I am all about easy cleaning. At the beginning I remember getting a lot of shedding- but that is much better now. Great purchase- would definitely buy this again!