Tallis Simon Shag Rugs March 23, 2018 19:47:08
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.
Shag rugs that are used in the bedroom often create the warmth and depth that was mentioned above in reference to living rooms. Large shag rugs can anchor the bed in a large room that is tiled or even those that have carpeting in it. Using a shag rug that picks up accent colors in bedspreads or curtains is a great idea. Because many people tend to overlook the bedroom when decorating a shag rug is a perfect way to bring some life and some variety to the bedroom décor.
Shag rugs come in a multitude of colors and the pile range depth is from one inch to about two and a half inch giving that luxurious softness and lush style. Usually rugs are tufted or woven in loops and then sheared to get the short fibers but shag rugs are left without shearing the length and that gives them that deep piled lush soft feel. If you are looking for an extra soft warm shag rug go in for rugs that have a high pile of over 2 inches. The shorter pile gives less warmth and softness.
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!
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.
Choosing the best shag rug for your home can be a lot of fun. Shag rugs are making a comeback and there are so many different styles sizes colors and materials to choose from so whether your home is contemporary traditional modern or retro with a little bit of legwork you are bound to find the perfect rug to complement your home decor. When shopping for a rug of your own there are a few key factors that you should consider and they include: