I decided I like the rug enough to get it in a different color, and went ahead and ordered the cream in the largest size they had which was 9’6 x 7’6.
And the verdict: LOVE IT! It looks great in our living room & the lighter color works great with our dark couch. The rug is also very plush & sheds less than any other wool rug we have. I definitely would not pay full price for this rug but at 15% of the list price (which was even lower back when I ordered it) it is great value for the money!
You can see the pattern is not as busy once it’s in the room & I think it ties the room together nicely.