This rug was exactly as advertized, although the photo is a mirror image. The colors are the same as on the screen, but a bit muted, except for the two red flowers which are brighter than I expected. And the colors seem to change between daylight and artificial light at night, which is interesting. It is perfect for our room. There was some shedding and we are still witing for the bubble in the middle to settle, not unusual for a new carpet. We were very impressed with the speedy delivery!