We bought this rug for our new dining room - which now has cream/gold walls and oak hardwood floors. We originally wanted a more gold-colored rug but decided that would be too matchy - and then decided on this one. The peach colors are muted - more rust-looking to me. The lighter tan colors match the colors in the walls, and these colors look great with the wood floors and wood furniture. The black color scheme adds weight and depth to the room - and emphasizes the tall ceilings. The rug arrived promptly and had minimal curling on the "tight" end of the rug. After a weekend on the floor it was flat - no need for books on the edges. The rug feels very soft and plush/thick. There was no strange smell - and minimal shedding too, A great purchase. We have purchased several rugs from overstock, and we have relied strongly on the ratings and review comments for each one. In our experience, the review comments have never steered us wrong.