We wanted an area rug to place over our neutral wall-to-wall carpeting in our family room to pull together the seating area (couch and love seat) and to add some color to the neutral palette in the room. We are very happy with this rug. We purchased the 5x7 size and it fits perfectly. Price was right, too. I love the colors. The rug lay flat after just a few hours. I did place a heavy book on each corner to help the process along. I've already gotten compliments on the rug.