The rug is beautiful. I was not expecting same intense colors as in the photo and I was correct. The colors are muted: bright blue has more gray tone, bright golden yellows are subdued straw shade yellow. The rug is not right in your face, but compliments furnishings and wall colors in my living room. It is thick and feels good under the feet. I placed the rug in spare room to breathe out the new rug smell. It took about two weeks. Overstock shipping was superior. Thank you Overstock for the bargain!!!