this rug sheds! period! we bought this rug about two months ago and vacuum pretty much every other day...luckily we bought a dyson, so vacuuming is fun! we get little red dust bunnies everywhere in the house even upstairs after walking on the carpeted stairs. when we first received the rug (timely as always from overstock) it was a brighter red than the picture leads you to believe, just not as rich red as it appears. after a month, it toned down a bit, but with each vacuum it looks a little brighter than when it's dirty. overall this rug looks great in our living room, but it's a little bit more work than we had wanted. if you love it, buy it, just be ready to vacuum!