This is my second large rug that I've ordered from Overstock. This one is of much nicer quality than my other. I think only the border is muted in color - the rug comes across very light blue. It's also more feminine and floral than it appeared in the picture, which I like (but, not my husband!). We have it in the living room, and I think it's perfect. Little shedding and the rug laid flat right away.