I was a little worried about ordering a rug over the internet without seeing it in person but it was hard to pass up with great price. We made the right decision... it's beautiful. I recommend using some tape to outline your room and where the rug is going to sit. It is a gigantic rug for our small san francisco condo. The colors, as the other reviewers have stated, are not at all like the picture. It's more of a cream color than a gold.