Moreen Picot Shag Rugs March 26, 2018 23:03:54
Today shag rugs are made from a range of materials including acrylic cotton nylon polypropylene or synthetic blends. One version is made from cotton jersey in thick and thin textures as well as long and short strands. This material results in a denser form of the rug sometimes can "shaggy" shag because the mixture of strand lengths and weights makes them look messier and more casual. Shaggy shags often appeal to college-age students for decorating dorm rooms or to teens for their bedrooms at home. Parents also have incorporated shaggy shags into playrooms and game rooms because their soft feel makes them perfect for lounging about on the floor.
Remember when shag rugs and shag carpeting was a cultural staple during the disco era of the 1970s? And remember that they only came in the most obnoxious colors like brick orange and swamp green? Aside from the strange color choices no one could really deny the softness and comfort that made shag rugs and carpeting popular. With that said shag rugs are making a strong comeback in the home decorating market and why wouldnt they? Unlike ordinary rugs shag rugs add that extra pop in style for any home.
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.
One thing we have as yet neglected to mention is that Flokati rugs are made with the wool from sheep that call either New Zealand or Greece their home. Our next rug we will be looking at is the Aros rug which like the Flokati is made from the wool of sheep in New Zealand. As such its texture is as soft as the Flokati but has its own unique appearance and manufacturing technique.
So as you can see there is a rug for everyone out there. If youre having trouble choosing then it would be better to look at the rest of the furniture you may have and see which of the colors and/or textures will match best.
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.