Quality Shag Carpet Introduction
How to Choose the Best Shag Rugs for Sale for Your Room
Check out the following collection of shag rugs for sale to get inspired. Choosing your shag rug might seem like an overwhelming task, especially when you are confronted with so many great options to choose from. You might want small and cute shag carpets to accentuate your room’s decor, or you may want a really big one for the living room to provide the ultimate in comfort for your family and guests. To help you make your decision, let’s take a look at some of the things you’ll want to consider when choosing your sale-price shag carpet.
Size - When choosing a carpet, size does matter. While preferences may differ from person to person, a handy design rule is that shag area rugs will make a big decorating impact in your room. Small, cute shag rugs are extremely eye-catching beside your bed or under a coffee table and won’t distract too much from your whole scheme. There's no end to what you can choose from with modern shag carpets; sizes, shapes, and colors vary widely. In terms of cost, the bigger the carpet is, the more expensive it will be. Whatever you end up choosing, our collection offers really competitive and affordable price ranges for every size you desire.
Style - Nobody ignores style nowadays and neither should you. Shag carpets feature a huge range of shapes, prints, and designs so you’ll be spoilt for choice. From circles and squares with or without polka dots, prints, florals, or abstract patterns, you’ll be able to find the perfect shag rug on sale to suit your home. Unsure if a print is for you? Go with a solid color instead to brighten up your space without worrying about pattern matching. Explore our full collection and pick the best quality carpet that fits your tastes.
Color - By the time you’re looking for cheap shag rugs, you may have already designed your room and are looking for a shag carpet to complement your decor. Colors obviously play an important role in interior design, and with shag rugs, it’s no exception. Whether you go for a soft beige or a brash yellow, try to choose a color that ties in well with your existing decor. If you’re unsure, try to follow the 60:30:10 rule: 60% of the main color, 30% of the secondary color, and 10% of the highlight color. If your new shag rug is large, it will likely be part of your 60%, smaller rugs can be part of the 10% highlight color.
Texture - Shag rugs are well-known for their comfortable, luxurious feel. Visually they’re pleasing to the eye too. For this reason, many people are now choosing shag carpets over ordinary carpets and rugs. Plush, soft, fine, rich, creamy, smooth, thick and shaggy, you’ll find it all in our rug collection. Placing a new carpet in your room will instantly upgrade both the look and feel of your room. Create a carefully styled yet slightly disheveled look in your home with a new shag carpet.
A Brief History of Shag Rugs
With their thick, rich loops of yarn and plush feel, we’re not surprised that the shag rug is making a comeback. There’s no denying the luxurious beauty of shag carpets, just as there’s no denying their long-standing appeal. Shag carpets were popularized in the 60s and 70s, but did you know that they have a history from far before then?
Originally, shaggy carpets, called flokati rugs, were knitted from goat hair in ancient Greece. They were mainly used in royal palaces to keep people’s feet warm and cozy. These carpets were also status symbols, showcasing style and wealth. Outside of ancient Greece, this type of rug was also popular in central Asia and Turkey before becoming a trend in America during the 60s and 70s. Then, the shag rug was so famous that it graced the floors in all the finest houses.
Wall to wall carpeting wasn’t as common during that time, so when the shag rug turned up, it offered a relatively inexpensive way to cover cold floors. However, as the years passed shaggy carpets, and the exuberant tassels of the swinging 60s gave way to a more austere style. Shaggy as a style faded and shag rugs followed suit. Today, shag carpets are back with a vengeance, serving not just as a means of comfort, but also as an integral part of interior décor. We hope that this time the luxuriously comfy shag carpet will be here to stay.
Wikipedia - Shag Rug