Lorraina Quere Shag Rugs March 23, 2018 19:47:12
If youre thinking that because shag rugs have their roots in the 70s that means they limit your home design options think again. Purchasing a shag rug for your house doesnt automatically mean you have to find other retro furniture pieces that match your new rug. In fact I encourage you to do just the opposite! Shag area rugs are a wonderful addition to a room that features a contemporary style. Contemporary design often relies on sleek lines and smooth furniture and the texture of a shaggy rug provides the perfect contrast. This allows your rooms decor to achieve balance. The crispness of contemporary style can sometimes feel impersonal but a shag rug is a warm and welcoming piece that counteracts this impression.
Still there are some people out there who only consider shag rugs as a nostalgic novelty and thats fine. But for those who are a bit adventuresome in their home decorating details shag rugs make for great pop out design elements for any home. As area rugs that lay underneath coffee tables or beds these specialty rugs add a touch of texture and style that highlight key furniture pieces within the home. If you have a monochromatic color scheme in a particular room like your living room for instance adding a large shag rug in the center of the room in a bold color such as red or purple will bring your attention to the center. Unless youre not looking to go for such a bold look cream colors and grays will work just as well.
A bedroom is a wonderful location for a luxurious hand-woven fluffy rug. Stepping onto a soft fuzzy rug first thing in the morning is a good way to start the day. Hand-woven wool rugs look elegant in a bedroom. However they have specific care and cleaning requirements. An alternative choice would be a thick sensuous shag made of hand woven polyester yarn. The two inch pile of softness this rug offers can help create a relaxing and romantic mood in the room.
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.
Shag rugs are best in the rooms in your home where you crave a little bit of extra comfort and relaxation like the bedroom. You know how horrible it is to get up in the morning and place your feet on a stone-cold floor? Put your shag pile rug right by the bed so that the first thing you feel when your feet hit the floor is its rich cosy texture. Another great spot for these rugs is in front of your living room couch so that after a hard day at work you can throw off your business shoes and treat your tired feet to the plush comfort of your favourite piece of home decor. Even better than a foot massage!
These attractive rugs are perfect to separate the areas in the open floor plan houses but on the other side can even help make the room a unit by creatively using a rug. From being used as a hall runner to bathroom mats or rugs their thickness and softness makes then a well desired addition to any room.