Did you know you can get away with a purple shag rug in your home? And look classy doing it? Purple is actually one of the safest colors in interior decorating, and shag rugs are in, baby.
Why A Purple Shag Rug?
Imagine a large purple shaggy rug in your living room, calming everything with a soft grey violet and grounding your space. Or, picture a smaller purple shag rug to kiss your feet when you step out of the shower. If you imagined your actual home, you probably noticed that purple fit right in.
The thing about purple is that it goes with most colors and decor styles, even though it seems like an intimidating option.
Novice interior decorators can use splashes of purple to add an unexpected touch to their home without much planning. Unless someone knows how easy the effect was to create, they'll probably assume you had the help of a professional.
Furthermore, despite popular opinion, shag area rugs are trendy, and they're here to stay. They're not the iconic 70s eyesore anymore"?they've transformed into thick, plush rugs that are easy to clean and oh-so-soft to the touch.
A Closer Look At Purple Shag Rugs
A purple shag area rug can brighten a living room and make it feel more inviting. It can do the same for almost any room in your house, provided it doesn't receive a lot of foot traffic.
In Feng Shui and color psychology, purple is associated with:
If you'd like to transform the vibe of your living room, making it more relaxing or luxurious, you might not need to repaint anything or make a substantial time investment. The simple addition of a purple shag rug could do the trick.
When people walk into your space, your rug will make your home feel luxurious, expertly designed, and inviting. It might also spark some creative conversation or attract wealth into your home...who knows!
Is A Purple Shag Rug Right For Me?
Examine the existing colors in your home and find where purple fits in. You can use a color wheel and experiment with different shades of purple to find one that'll work with your home, and even get inspiration for new accent pieces.
If you have any of the existing decor styles, a purple shag area rug should fit right in:
A shag rug also works well for adding texture to a room that feels boring or too minimalist.
Remember, shag rugs are thick and not designed for high-traffic areas. Too much foot traffic can flatten your shag rug, making it less luxurious and inviting. Light purply shag rugs will also show dirt buildup easier than darker colors.
Choosing The Perfect Purple Shag Rug
Before you purchase your purple shag area rug, measure the room you plan to put it in. You want the rug to be just the right size for your sitting area. The following size guide with ideal area rug sizes for different room sizes should help you decide what you need:
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'
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