I like the look of the rug very much. It seems less golden and more muted to me in person, but it's versatile and really warmed up the living room of our Colorado farmhouse. The pile is nice - we end up sitting or lying on it quite a bit. My only complaint is that its strong smell hasn't dissipated much over the last few weeks. I expected it to linger somewhat, but it sort of hits me every time I walk in the house. Just hoping it will fade.