This is definitely a statement rug! I put it in my dining room with dark brown furniture and burnt orange walls. Looks terrific, exactly like the picture, although the beige is a bit brighter. The rug did smell for about a week, as other people have mentioned, but it was obviously from the wrapping and went away. It does shed as well, but every rug I have does that. I would definitely recommend this rug to anyone who wants to add some spice to their house!