Fifine Renaud Shag Rugs March 31, 2018 19:01:21
Shag rugs were in vogue during the 1960s and 70s and have made a popular comeback in the recent years. Soft plush and stylish shag area rugs make excellent area rugs and that is an important reason for being adapted in newly built and renovated homes. From retro decors to contemporary elegance shag rugs have taken the interiors by storm.
Size. Size will be a large factor when choosing the right shag rug and will be dependent upon where you plan on putting it. Will it be used as a runner for a long hallway or will it need to be large enough to cover the hardwood flooring underneath a dining room set? Would you like it to be round square or rectangle? Is it going to confined to a particular room or would you prefer a more versatile size that will allow you to move it to different spaces? Whatever your criteria may be finding an optimally sized should not be an issue since most styles of rugs come in various shapes and sizes.
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.
Another option would be to purchase a rug with a color that will match a lot of different types of decor. For instance if most of your home has earthy tones then perhaps a brown shag rug would be appropriate because it will match most of your house decor regardless of which room you are in. If your home is more modern with stainless steel appliances and glass furniture then maybe a bold white or black rug would fit in nicely.
Shag rugs first came to popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s as an expression of the Pop Art movement. They began to lose their appeal as the movement waned and for a while shag rugs simply fell out of favor. However new manufacturing techniques to say nothing of a wide range of styles and colors have lifted shags from the scrap heap of decorating history.
Now as the title may suggest there are in fact different kinds of shag rug. To start off well have a brief look at the Flokati - a rug that used to be worn as clothing by both warriors and travelers in ancient Greece. Today this popular rug made from 100% pure wool is sought after by rug connoisseurs who prefer something almost as soft as a cloud beneath their feet.