Eleonore Simonin Shag Rugs March 31, 2018 19:01:26
Shag rugs come in a multitude of colors and the pile range depth is from one inch to about two and a half inch giving that luxurious softness and lush style. Usually rugs are tufted or woven in loops and then sheared to get the short fibers but shag rugs are left without shearing the length and that gives them that deep piled lush soft feel. If you are looking for an extra soft warm shag rug go in for rugs that have a high pile of over 2 inches. The shorter pile gives less warmth and softness.
Color. Nowadays you can pretty much find a shag rug in any color including black brown white red green pink and all varying shades in between making it much easier to find a hue that blends in nicely with your other room decor.
Material. Shag rugs are made in a wide variety of different material including wool chenille sheepskin leather olefin and even recycled t-shirts! When choosing a material you should take into consideration a few different things. Will the rug be located in a high traffic area? If so then you will want it to be made of durable material that can withstand a lot of foot traffic. Olefin or another type of synthetic material may be your best choice. If your plan is to use a shag rug to add warmth to a room then a high pile flokati rug may be an option to consider. Flokati rugs are made of 100% wool and come in piles as high as four inches adding softness and warmth to any room.
Finally shag rugs have branched out into a new material: leather. At first the thought of leather rugs can be startling but theyre ideal for a bachelors masculine abode or for an executive suite. Made of natural leather suede or a combination of the two these shags boast thick ruffled strands that result in a sturdy dense surface that holds its shape against all comers. Most leather shags come in the same dark colors typical of leather furniture: black brown tan chocolate and sometimes white or red.
Whats more todays shag rugs come in colors that werent dreamed even in the Psychedelic Sixties. Lime chartreuse citrus orange fuchsia pink inky black natural brown canary yellow grape purple - choose a color scheme and theres a shag to match it somewhere. The combination of soft texture casual feel and nearly unlimited colors put shag rugs on many decorators "must-have" lists.
One shag area rug that will cost you just that little bit extra though is the leather shag rug - usually made from cow hide or suede... or a combination of both. Like the Love Fur this shag rug is new to the scene but has already made quite the impression among those members of society who deem themselves a bit more refined.