Nichole Potier Shag Rugs March 30, 2018 22:14:33
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!
These are available in a variety of materials ranging from acrylic nylon cotton rayon wool yarn blends and a cotton base to keep it from slipping or a same sized rug pad can be used to keep your rug clean and anti slip. With changing lifestyles and fast paced life everyone looks for low maintenance carpets and rugs so shag rugs win hands down. Easy to clean and can be added in any decor makes then a very viable option when looking to redecorate any room. Available in innovative colors sizes and designs they fit into any decor and size of the room.
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.
You may have already decided on a color if you plan on buying a rug for a particular room. If not then you should consider what type of decor is presently in the room where you would like the rug to be. Do you have plans to buy new furniture soon or move furniture around? If you are contemplating a complete re-design of the room then you may want to wait on deciding which color you will go with until the furniture in your room is set.
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.
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.