Moreen Picot Shag Rugs March 23, 2018 19:47:17
The color and texture of the rugs you select for a room play a large role in setting the mood in the room. There are an amazing number of rug sizes patterns and textures to choose from. In fact the choices may seem overwhelming. The selection process can be somewhat simplified by narrowing your search to one specific rug type. A shag rug is an excellent texture of rug to choose from. You can find a shag style that will enhance the appearance of every room in your home.
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.
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 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.
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.
There was a time not so long ago when having shag rugs immediately marked a rooms decor as outdated. Today however shags have reclaimed their former glory as the epitome of artsy cool.