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The Luxurious Comfort of Shag Rugs – Choosing the Right One for Your Home

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Today, we’re going to take a small trip to the past. No, we’re not going to the early days of rug weaving (although that would be fun). Instead, we’re rewinding just a few decades to revisit the luxurious comfort of shag rugs. Choosing the perfect one for your home should be a breeze with this short guide.

“Aren’t shag rugs out of style now?”

Don’t feel bad if you’re asking this question. A shag rug is technically one with a higher pile (pile refers to how tall and thick the fibers are). Shag carpet was popular several decades ago, though it’s usually one of the first things a homeowner will rip out when they buy an older house.

But this isn’t because of a lack of quality. Instead, it’s recognizing that you’ll occasionally need to replace the carpet. This renovating trend may have given shag carpeting a lousy name, but we’re here to break that misconception.

And indeed, many homeowners are beginning to recognize the luxurious comfort of shag rugs. They’re an emerging rug trend, so how can you find the right one for your home?

Think of any rug purchase as an investment.

Cleaning a shag rug is something you’ll have to do from time to time. Does this mean you should never put shag rugs in high-traffic areas?

The answer will vary from homeowner to homeowner. Instead, rather than focus on that, think of your rug purchase as an investment. Then, protecting that investment can help you decide on the next portion of our guide.

How will the rug be used in your home?

Choosing the perfect shag rug involves understanding where it will go in your home. Generally speaking, most homeowners use shag rugs in bedrooms and bathrooms. They provide comfort in these areas, especially if you have tile in your bathroom or hardwood flooring in your bedroom. Your home’s floor type can be a factor, as you probably wouldn’t want to put a high-pile rug on top of a high-pile carpet.

Waking up in the morning only to step on a cold, bare floor can be a jarring experience. Placing a shag rug a little more than halfway under your bed frame is a great way to keep your feet warm and cozy and add to the overall room aesthetic.

Foot comfort is a good thing in the bathroom as well. Stepping out of the shower onto cold tile is uncomfortable, not to mention dangerous. A shag throw rug here is practical, yes, but it also helps to give the room a finished look.

Embrace the luxurious comfort of shag rugs with help from Rug Source!

A shag rug can be an excellent option for your home. They add a sense of luxury and comfort to any space and work exceptionally well in certain areas.

Do you have questions for our team about choosing the perfect shag rug for your home? If so, we’re just a quick phone call, email, or message away. Contact the Rug Source team by calling us at 980-819-7373, emailing us at, or requesting more info here.

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