Eleonore Simonin Shag Rugs March 31, 2018 18:35:42
Like all other rugs shaggy rugs are made in a variety of colours and patterns. However solid colours are very popular with this style and are widely available on the market. The advantage of a rug in a solid colour is that you can go for bold colours like lime green without worrying that your choice will overwhelm the room. You can also find rainbow shag rugs available where different coloured yarns are blended evenly together to further emphasize the shaggy texture of the rug. Black and white combinations are especially trendy at the moment.
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.
Its official - shag rugs are back! These rugs were a big part of the 1970s design culture along with patterned wallpaper and lava lamps. And although Im not advocating for a complete retro rewind this is one 70s style whose return Im happy to celebrate. Heres why!
A genuine shag is made with long pile strands or with a mixture of long medium and short pile attached to backing. These variable-length strands give shag its distinctive cloudlike look and feel. Such a three-dimensional character brings texture and interest to smooth surfaces like hardwood and tile floors in an instant.
For fun in a family room or childs room add one or more brightly colored shags made of olefin. These rugs are inexpensive stain and fade resistant. Children would love to have some of the bright colors such as fresh nectarine purple berry or lime green added to their room. Alternating two electrifying colors in a block pattern adds even more spark to the room. A brightly colored striped shag instantly invites fun into the room. Shag rugs made from cotton tee shirt strips can also be a unique and colorful addition to a room with casual decor.
Thanks to the resurgence of modern shag rugs more traditional forms of the style are being rediscovered as well. Among these are Flokati rugs from Greece and Aros rugs from New Zealand. Both rugs use exceptionally soft wool as their material which is then processed and hand woven in ways that result in rugs of unmatched softness and value. These styles of rugs provide the same three-dimensional texture to a room that shag rugs do but their texture is more like powder puffs than the bushy effect of modern shags. The most heavenly aspect of Flokati and Aros rugs are the way they feel against the feet a luxurious softness thats virtually unmatched by any other style of rug. This makes Flokati and Aros rugs perfect for bedrooms where relaxation is a guiding principle.