This rug is very beautiful and soft. It is somewhat thin so I would suggest a mat underneath. It shines differently the way the light hits it...it can be either super light and subtle or darker with the pops of color. I didn’t want anything too bright or too loud and this rug is perfect for that. It is gorgeous and I am very happy with it. Plus it arrived within 4 days of purchasing it. Great condition. Not much of a smell. Love it.