I was thrilled when I opened the package and found this beautiful rug, the picture doesn't do it justice!! It's a perfect fit in my bedroom at the foot of my bed. The coloring is exactly as stated; pretty beige background with gold and brown 3-dimensional burst design. My cat has not offered to bother the ribbon type material on the raised part, and I haven't noticed any shedding. Very well made rug for the price I couldn't believe that it only took 3 days for the delivery either!!! I'm so glad I took a chance and ordered this gorgeous rug, my bedroom is now complete!!!