The rug is thick, soft and lies flat. The smaller oval fits a difficult space perfectly at the foot of the bed in front of a chest. It's gorgeous floral pattern and shape is not too 'girly' - even my husband likes it -and it accents a room of oak, cream and sage green so nicely. Now the background is definitely darker than my monitor shows it - it is more beige than cream to my eye - (which actually could be an advantage over time) and it still 'goes' , plus the quality is obviously excellent - in short - love it and appreciate the great customer service and super quick shipment from T of C!
This is a true work of art. We have gotten so many good complements on it. Wish it came in an even larger size though.