There's little more luxurious than a modern shag rug that invites you and your guests to come into a room and relax.
Why A Modern Shag Rug?
If you haven't seen what the modern shag rug can look like, prepare to be amazed. Gone are the eyesores of the 70s"?today's modern shag area rug sports elegant design, tasteful color, and exquisite construction.
Interior decorators love the modern shag area rug for its versatility, plush texture, and surprising durability, especially when it's made from synthetic materials.
The following ideas are inspired by the many ways an interior decorator might use a modern shag rug:
A modern Flokati rug in a shabby chic living room, setting the scene for a sitting area decorated with hygge accents.
A mid-century modern shag rug with neutral colors and a large-print design in a minimalist living room to add texture and personality.
A large modern shaggy rug in the master bedroom, providing a warm and soft surface to wake up to on either side of the bed.
The possibilities are endless, especially since you have thousands of modern rug options to choose from. There's something for every home.
A Closer Look At Modern Shag Rugs
Shag rugs have a luxurious texture with a thicker pile and soft textiles, making a space feel inviting and warm. They're popular choices for any room that needs a touch of texture, and they can brighten decor instantly.
Modern shag rugs often come in unique textures, playing with different pile thicknesses, and bold colors that move beautifully underfoot.
Shag rugs are particularly suited for:
Cozy Living Rooms
Plush Reading Nooks
In short, anywhere that has low enough traffic to ensure the rug won't get trampled down is an ideal setting. All the better if it's a cozy, warm, inviting, or romantic space.
Is A Modern Shag Rug Right For Me?
There's a perfect modern shag rug for every home, but they work best in low-traffic zones that don't see too much dirt or soil. Shag rugs are meant to be enjoyed and are not always great for walkways in the home.
Provided you have a low-traffic zone you want to place your rug in, making a choice comes down to refining your search. The top three things you'll want to decide on are highlighted below to help you find a rug you'll love for years to come:
Size: Picking the wrong size is the most common rug buying mistake. The following chart will help you size rectangular and oval rugs (use the smaller dimension and add 1 foot for round rugs):
Room: 5' x 7' "? Rug: 3' x 5'
Room: 7' x 10' "? Rug: 5' x 8'
Room: 10' x 12' "? Rug: 8' x 10'
Room: 11' x 14' "? Rug: 9' x 12'
Room: 14' x 17' "? Rug: 12' x 15'
Color: Use a color wheel to asses your home's existing decor colors and decide on a complementing color for your shag rug. Experiment with different shades, tones, and tints to find the best option.
Material: Shag rugs are available in materials ranging from cotton to polyester. Synthetic materials are often easier to clean, but natural options can feel more luxurious. Pick a material based on your lifestyle and how you plan to use the rug.