This area rug is plush, so comfortable to walk on. It is also very handsom. The blue in the photo matches, but the gold of the rug is more muted than the photo which actualy makes it look classier. It is a great rug at any price, so its a great deal. I am very satisfied. I havent vacumed it yet but it is not doing any independant shedding. I've gotten compliments on it.