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Shaggy Rugs – In Style Again

Shaggy RugsIn the 1970s, my best friend had a shag carpet in her bedroom. I was beyond jealous. I had dreamed of a shag rug — mixed yellow and spring green, to be exact — for my gorgeous new bedroom. But it wasn’t happening. My mother was just way to practical to put one of those “dirt catchers” anywhere in our home.

Fast forward 15 years. Shag was cliché. It was so-two-decades-ago. It was hippie, ugly, dated.

Fast forward 15 years. Shag is soft and cushy and comfortable. It’s chic and sink-your-toes-in luxurious. I admit, I’ve fallen for it, again. And in a home with all poured concrete floors, throwing in some under-the-foot comfort is even more important than usual.

A number of months ago, we purchased a wonderful brown rug for the family room. It looked fabulous and added some needed contrast and interest to a fairly neutral room. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t big enough to work well in the room. So we moved that rug to the theater — where it was a perfect fit — and began to hunt for the perfect family room rug.

In addition, we still needed rugs for the library and master bedroom.

Ultimately, we found thick, soft, colorful shaggy rugs for the library and family room. They are so inviting. They define the space and really complete the room.

If your rooms have hard floors — wood, tile, cement — consider adding the comfort and texture of a beautiful shaggy rugs. They add style and comfort like nothing else.

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • DiNaRa September 29, 2011, 8:03 am

    I have one white rug in my living room and I adore it so much as I can read on it or even watch TV as it is so soft and tender.

  • Anna September 29, 2011, 2:24 pm

    I thinkt they collect too much dust and if you are allergic to it, then it can be a problem. I just prefer wooden floors without any carpets or rugs only because it is healthy

  • roslin October 17, 2011, 12:30 pm

    I’ve always loved the look of shaggy rugs. My daughter is heading to college, and I was thinking of getting her a shaggy rug for her dorm room. My only hesitation is: How hard are they to care for and clean?

  • Alison Moore Smith October 19, 2011, 9:11 pm

    roslin, that is still to be determined! It’s only been a few weeks, but so far so good. We’ve just been vacuuming. Deep cleaning may be another issue altogether. 🙂 I’ll keep you posted.

  • James November 30, 2011, 10:06 am

    I love these! A brilliant addition to any household, however they can be a real pain to keep clean!

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