When you hear the phrase – shag rug – you might cringe while you are plagued with flashbacks to the 70’s. Until just recently, these rugs were not in style, but fashion follows a cycle and that cycle has brought shag rugs back to us…even if disco and bell bottoms haven’t made it full circle yet.
The shag rugs of today are more plush than ever before. They add a bit of luxury to whatever room they are in and they are incredibly soft. Additionally, they are practical. The thick, deep pile is able to withstand heavy traffic and this makes them ideal for those areas in your home where you have a lot of traffic. They are ideal for those who have pets or children.
If you are of a mind to add a new rug to your décor, don’t just immediately pass over the shag rugs. With a bit of research, you will be able to get the best from a shag rug while transforming any space with a feel of a contemporary and fresh throwback.
Before you just go out and buy the first shag rug you find, do a bit of research on the quality of the rug. One that is low quality will begin to look matted and tattered rather quickly and lose that inviting plush quality. The quality of any shag rug begins with the material it is made from and the way it was built. Look for ones made from all natural fibers.
If you are doing your shopping in a store, examine the build of the rug. High - quality shag rugs will be hand woven and have a backing that is strong. Feel the actual pile and make sure that it is plush and soft as opposed to crunchy and stiff.
If you tend to shop online, you might still want to feel the rug before buying it. Ask for samples of the ones that you are looking at and make sure to order from a quality place like Natural Area Rugs. Also make sure that you are getting the best deal.
One more thing to think about before your purchase is the type of lifestyle you live. Shag rugs tend to be more high maintenance than other types of rugs, so be sure that you will have the time to properly care for it. This type of rug should be shaken and vacuumed on a regular basis. Also, keep in mind that you will want a good rug pad to keep it in place as well as to protect the floor from the rug and the rug from the floor. You might also want to look for rugs made from natural materials such as wool.
Take care of your shag rug and it will look great regardless of the decade.