While most commonly associated with retro 1970's decorating, shag rugs continue to be among the most popular types of rug in the world. Shag rugs are warm, soft, and come in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures. While the high-pile “shaggy” shag area rugs that first gained popularity in the late 1960's and early 1970's are still widely used today, modern styles of shag rugs incorporate a sleeker look and feel while incorporating sophisticated motifs.
There is some debate as to whether the first shag rugs were made in Turkey or in China, but from the existing examples, it is clear that regardless of which region wove the first shag wool rugs, high pile, intricately woven rugs have existed for centuries. A shag area rug looks “shaggy” because of its long fibers that create a high pile. This gives them more depth and movement then other types of rugs with shorter piles. This long, high, pile also makes them very warm and soft and allows for varying patterns and elaborate striations of color within the weave itself.
Shag rugs are perfect for intimate rooms such as a family room, living room, or bedroom. They give a bit of cushion to children who might sit on the floor to play or to adults who want to spread out and work on their scrapbooking or do some indoor exercise.
Modern shag rugs come in a wide variety of styles and designs, and are as soft and durable as their traditional counterparts. At the high-end of the design, there are even faux fur and leather shag rugs. While more expensive, these are also durable, unique and beautiful. Remember that a rug with a unique and beautiful design and color scheme and one that is made out of high quality materials can be more than just a piece of art or a floor covering.
At Plush Rugs, we have a wide variety of shag rugs in many different styles and colors, which means you're sure to find the perfect shag rugs when you shop with us. You can also take advantage of our fast, free shipping and satisfaction guarantee.