Nothing warms and softens a room like a brown shag rug. Brown is the color of the earth. It conjures feelings of wholesomeness, stability, warmth, and peace. In design, brown can be used as a neutral to ground the space and help the room feel balanced. Or it can be used in place of black as a softer color to define shapes and spaces. Whether it's used a lot or a little, brown shows up in nearly every interior space.
Determining which shade of brown will work best in your room is important. From deep rich mocha to light and subtle beige, brown can push or pull a space in many directions. To be sure you're getting a brown shag rug that you love, consider these questions when choosing the hue of your brown shag rug:
How dark is the room? Do you have dark or light brown furniture or flooring? Your brown shaggy rug should contrast the color of the flooring, otherwise, the rug may disappear and the entire vibe of the room may feel a little heavy. If you have light-colored flooring, like a light-colored hardwood or laminate, then a dark brown shag rug will stand out and balance the energy of the space. If your flooring is dark, then a light brown or greige (think beige + gray) shag rug will help to brighten the space.
Another way to brighten a space is to choose a brown shag rug that has lighter colors in the pattern. Consider a brown shag area rug with white, ivory or softer hues to help break up a mostly brown space. A tribal pattern with blues, reds, and greens will add interest to a living room or study. A mostly brown and blue shag rug will add an organic and calming feel to a sitting area or bedroom.
Speaking of the bedroom, a brown shag rug adds warmth and luxury to the bedroom. A large chocolate brown shag placed under the bed (either entirely or two-thirds under) gives your toes a super soft place to land each morning.
If your bedroom style can be described as rustic luxury, consider a brown fur rug placed at the foot of your log cabin style bed. Pair with cream walls and soft leather accessories to complete the look.
Ready to start shopping for your brown shag rug? Consider your style: Are you going for an eclectic boho feel? Browse Moroccan brown shag rugs. Is your space more modern or contemporary? Shop modern/contemporary brown shag rugs. Or, if you're going for a southwest or lodge style, check out our brown southwestern shag rugs. No matter your style, a brown shag rug can be the perfect addition to your home.
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