The rug is actually better looking in person, fibers stand up making the rug "3-D". Very different than your average rug. I purchased 3 of these rugs for my bedroom, very happy with the colors and the rug feels great on your bare feet, but the only complaint is some of the fibers are pulling up from vaccuming the rug. I do vaccume on the highest level, but it's still pulling up a little, so be careful not to vaccume too often. But overvall I'm very pleased with these rugs and have received many compliments about them.