I had already puprchased this rug in a larger size for our living room; but decided we needed a smaller one as well for the entrance. This rug is beautiful, and beautifully made. It does need a pad whereas the larger one didn't as the coffee table sits on it and it's heavier. Being made of wool, it does shed; so - with a wood floor - I am constantly mopping; but that will settle down with time. The flowers, or vines, in the rug are more greenish GOLD than anything; with white; and the blue is not a true blue. It's hard to describe; but it's goregous. There is no brown in this rug even 'tho it kind of looks that way in the picture. It actually kind of changes colors depending on the light and how you look at it. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! LOVE IT!