If you’d like to add playful sophistication to your home, a navy blue shag rug is an excellent way to do it. Navy blue is trending right now for its ability to act as a neutral, adding drama and boldness without the severity of black or charcoal gray. It pairs magnificently with white, typically creating a nautical or minimalist look, and can work well throughout the home.
As you shop for the perfect navy shag rug for your home, we hope you’ll enjoy our plush collection from designers like Surya, Safavieh, and Jaipur, among others. You’ll find solid navy blue options and a variety of patterns ranging from Moroccan to modern with everything in between.
Many novice decorators are intimidated by using a bold statement piece like a navy blue shag rug. But Shag rugs have come a long way since the 70s, and they’re easier than ever to care for! And despite its boldness, navy blue works well to ground and anchor other decor, making it unobtrusive in most spaces. If you have a low-traffic zone that you want to make cozier, a navy shag rug is a perfect fit.
The best part about navy blue is its versatility. This color can go well with white, black, grey, gold, tan, brown, pink, yellow, and other shades of blue. If you want to capture a coastal look in your living room, for example, a navy and white shag rug will do the trick, especially if you add gold accents with nautical-themed artwork in the space.
Cleaning Shag Rugs
Everyone enjoys the long, soft pile of a shag rug, but many people fear that they’re hard to clean. Thankfully, most modern rugs are reasonably low maintenance. We recommend that you vacuum without a beater bar weekly and shake your rug out once per month. And of course, always defer to the manufacturer's care tag instructions.
You’ll also want to spot clean all spills and messes as needed with a gentle detergent and schedule an annual professional cleaning to keep your rug beautiful for years to come.
We think you’ll love the decorating power of a navy blue shag rug in your home. Pick a shade and style that go well with your existing decor and get ready to enjoy soft, plush floors.
If you’re eager to find the perfect navy shag rug for your home, check out the tips below to help avoid common buyer’s mistakes:
Measure Carefully: Never guess which rug dimensions you need. Your room might call for a navy shag rug that’s 8x10, 6x9, 5x8, or something else. Measure the space carefully and use placement guides to find the perfect fit for your home.
Consider Traffic Levels: Shag rugs last longer when kept in areas that have low traffic levels. Exposure to shoe traffic or high traffic walkways can cause early signs of wear to the shag pile. Look for a material that’s durable enough for your home and try to keep your shag rug in a calm zone.
Buy a Rug Pad: Rug pads prevent sliding damage to the backing and pile, and they’re essential for shag rugs. Unless a rug specifies that it has a non-skid backing, add a quality rug pad to your cart to add years to the life of your purchase.
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