La Vergne Duclos Shag Rugs March 30, 2018 22:14:31
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!
Shag rugs work really well in living rooms because they can anchor the sofa and a coffee table and such that is on wood or stone floors. A lot of the time furniture can look like it is floating in a room if there is not something with depth to hold it down or give it some definition and a shag rug is great at that. Many of the shag rugs that are used in living rooms are quite neutral in color but simply tie the room together and make it look more comfortable even if the flooring is very hard and even cold looking.
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.
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.
Lets face it shag rugs brought about a cultural and design revolution. No longer are they considered the revolting rugs that you couldnt wait to throw out at the end of the year and no longer do they fall apart quite as easily. With better machine and handmade piling techniques an assortment of colors and patterns shag rugs are making a comeback!
Everyone needs a rug and in some cases one of the classics just wont do. We bring you the shag rug a floor covering that has been in vogue since the pop-art period of the 60s and 70s and one that seems as if it is here to stay.