This rug is absolutely beautiful and coordinated perfectly with my new furniture. The colors in the picture online were true to life. Although, I do agree with prior posts that it does shed some in the beginning and also you will lose some of the decorative threads in the raised flower portion of the rug as I think they are just woven thru as opposed to being sewn into the rug itself. So far, only a couple have come out. I used the vacuum but on the highest level possible to avoid pulling more of the threads out which works.