Shag rugs are often associated with the '60s and '70s, but their history goes much farther back than that. The earliest records of shag-like carpets date back to the 300's B.C. in Turkey. While shag may have hit its peak popularity in the '60s, it's making a very strong comeback. Many are incorporating blue shag area rugs into their decor to add texture and an added feeling of cozy. Sink your feet into something soft and luxurious with a blue shag rug!
Shag Rugs: A Unique Breed Of Rug
Shag rugs are like no other kind of rug due to their extremely high pile and ability to be made from a wide variety of materials. The two most common materials that blue shag area rugs are made of are wool and synthetic fibers. Shag rugs are made in a variety of ways including machine-woven and hand-tufted.
Hand-tufted blue shag area rugs are created by threading yarns into a fabric base or core. These yarns are then cut to the proper length to create the texture look and feel of a shag rug.
Machine-woven blue shag rugs are made quickly and tend to be much more inexpensive than shag rugs made in other manners.
While wool makes a wonderfully soft fiber for shag rugs, it is far more economical to make them from polyester and other synthetic materials. Polypropylene and polyester are more durable and easier to care for.
Styling A Shag Rug Room By Room
Shag rugs are unsuspectingly versatile and can fit into nearly any style of decor "? Bohemian, farmhouse, rustic, romantic, mid-century modern and more. Blue shag area rugs are inviting, almost calling for you to sit down and run your toes through the long, soft fibers.
Bedroom: using light blue colors in your bedroom will help you wake up in the morning by allowing the light to bounce off the walls rather than getting trapped in dark colors. Incorporate a light blue or baby blue shag area rug into your bedroom and you will never hate waking up again. Imagine stepping out of bed and onto a soft, warm, luxurious shag rug.
Nursery: adding a blue and white shag rug to your little one's nursery will make you feel more comfortable during all those late nights rocking in a chair. Finding joy in small things like a soft place to rest your feet will mean a lot in those moments.
Living room: when you arrive home from work after a long day, there's not much better than sinking into your couch and letting your feet relax into the soft plush feeling of a shag carpet. To add a focal point and texture, try adding a bold colored or round blue shag area rug.
Dorms: Shag rugs have been a favorite for dorm rooms for years. Style your college dorm room with a small 3x5 turquoise or green and blue area rug. Not only will your guests love the look and feel, but it'll make getting up for those early morning classes a little bit easier.
Accents: blue shag area rugs make great accent rugs. If you are looking to add a small amount of texture into your decor underneath a console or hallway table, in a reading nook or as runners in between rooms, shag rugs make a perfect choice. Try a 6 ft. runner to create a more smooth transition between your entryway and your living space. Choose a 3x5 royal blue shag rug for underneath your console table to create a diverse focal point in your living space.
Shag Rug Care: A Unique Rug With Unique Needs
It's best to place a blue shag area rug in places that are not high-traffic areas such as bedrooms and sitting areas. Entryways and hallways should be left to lower pile carpets. Shag rugs need a special kind of care to stay looking luxurious and plush. The long shag fibers can be damaged by cleaning with a vacuum that has a beater bar, or a rotating brush. Try removing dirt and dust by flipping the rug over and vacuuming the reverse side with a vacuum. If your rug looks like it needs more than basic dust removal, it's best to leave it to a professional rug cleaner.
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