This rug complements my living room perfectly. I was expecting a more chocolate brown and pale blue color however. But the brown is more soft brownish-purple. It actually works better than the color I thought it would be since I have deep purple accents in my room anyway! Rug rolled out smooth and only took one day to settle down. I didn't think it had much of a chemical smell like other reviewers noticed. I have noticed a little shedding, even though it is supposed to not shed. Nothing a quick vacuum can't clean up and 100% better when it comes to shedding than a all wool rug. Beautiful texturing adds a rich feel to the rug, and the rug is very soft. I get compliments on it all the time, and have friends who have asked where to get something similar. GREAT DEAL!