If you are looking for an understated and traditional room – don't choose a shaggy rug! If, on the other hand, you are looking for something fun and funky, then a shaggy rug is really the business. They come in a riot of colours and if you have a browse on the Rug Zone website you are certain to find just what you need. They go well in bedrooms but more and more people these days are using them in the lounge or dining room because they give an immediate luxurious but mildly whacky look.
Shaggy rugs in zinging colours
If you have teenagers in the house who are growing out of their childhood bedroom decor but aren’t ready to grow up quite yet, a shaggy rug in a bright colour makes the transition easily. You can even stick with the blue for a boy, pink for a girl tradition by choosing electric blue and fuchsia pink, both of which can knock your eye out and don't look childish at all. If you are not ready to repaint throughout, a shaggy rug is a good answer because it makes a statement without costing a fortune. Shaggy rugs also come in different textures, so you can go for sparkly for a girl without having to choose the slightly obvious pink – a champagne coloured shaggy rug looks very sophisticated in a girl’s room, but fun.
Shaggy rugs to pep up a lounge
Although shaggy rugs are a little too wild and woolly to be truly sophisticated, they can still look very stylish if they are used as an accent rug or chosen in neutral or natural shades. For a lounge they are best if chosen in as large a size as the room will take; smaller ones dotted around can work but the larger size rugs are best because then they don't look so ‘bitty’. With their slightly ragged outline, small shaggy rugs dotted about can end up just looking untidy. A natural coloured rug in a two tone Wilton weave or made of leather and suede brings texture and depth which gets more interesting as the pile is trodden. It is not hard to keep them looking good – a shaggy rug benefits from a good shake now and then, if it is small enough and the pile bounces straight back up.