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Shaggy rugs | Luxury for the Living Room, so Soft in the Bedroom

Interior designers love to incorporate texture and colour to floors and what better way than adding shaggy rugs? Whether it’s for a living room, dining room or bedroom, long shag pile textures fit the bill ideally, because they are aesthetically pleasing to the eye without being too overboard on design. The most popular styles are often plain, but also combine duo viscosity of yarns or carved features to accentuate the plush surface. You can find inexpensive shaggy rugs and luxury wool rugs in our collections

Easily the best value shaggy rugs

Shaggy rugs in todays market place are commonly thought to be a 60’s revival. Those shaggy rugs with their trendy Scandanavian Ikea like styling dominated the funky retro décor era of the sixties and seventies. However, they can actually trace their history back over 1000 years to Viking traders who introduced weaving to Norwegian Scandinavia from the Byzantium and Ottoman Empires. It wasn't until the 15th century that Norwegians started weaving the first long pile “Rya Rugs" better known today as shaggy rugs. These were initially plain in design and woven using a Persian style knot, they were used originally as fluffy bed covers and shawls for sailors. Over time the Shaggy “Rya” style rug became more sophisticated in both design and colour and were used by noblemen as large rugs and by commoners as prayer mats at wedding ceremonies.

Free Delivery on orders over £65
Luxurious Shaggy Rug in Indigo Blue
Boho Style Beni Ourain design Rug
Rug Sale now on
Free Delivery on orders ove £65
Budget Priced Shaggy Rugs
Pink Boho Style Shaggy rug
Save £££'s

Scandinavian Rya Rugs to UK Style Fluffy Rugs

In the mid 20th century Scandinavian carpet manufactures produced expensive long pile Rya rugs in innovative designs, the sixties simply saw the rebirth of a worldwide fashion statement for your floor, the modern textured pile shaggy rugs we know and love today.

In 21st century Europe developments in Wilton weaving techniques and new yarn developments allow longer pile quantities to be produced even faster, while more efficient container shipments from China, India and the Far East mean that a handmade rugs can transported cheaper. The benefit is the UK consumer can now enjoy the comfort and sophistication of a new deep pile luxury texture plush cheap shaggy rugs at lower price without shopping on Ebay.

In the Orient and India hand carpet weavers and tufters are producing more interesting designs by using a combination of yarns that create extra special shaggy rugs with more interesting and innovative textures. Combining chunky deep piles with thick soft fluffy materials, thick and thin yarns to make a silky shiny sheen that make the long plush shaggy rugs surface pile glisten giving a vibrant elegant look. The combinations available to the maker of a handmade rug are endless which is why longer pile large shag rugs are still the UK's favourite choice for the living room, lounge, dining room, bedroom and even the hallway.

New techniques bring lower handmade shaggy rug online prices

A new development has brought the price of handmade shaggy rugs tumbling down in recent years. Once upon a time the typical shag rug was produced using either a small hand operated tufting gun or by hand hooking or hand weaving the long fibre stands into a base cloth. Today the vast majority of handmade shaggy rugs are produced using a table tufter A table tufter is basically a heavy duty sewing machine with a bank of between four and twelve needles through which up to 24 strands of yarn can be threaded (often two per needle). The backing or base cloth is fed through the threaded bank of needles to produce the pile surface of the rug. It is fairly common for the manufacturer to use a combination of thick dull coloured yarn and a thin glossy yarn through the same needle to give a pleasing vibrant textured finish.

Because the speed of production is dramatically increased it brings down the instore and online price of the finished rug. The secondary backing and general finishing of the rug is still completed using the traditional method of laying the rug face down and spread on a latex adhesive to the rug backing then applying the secondary jute back and folding and gluing the base cloth to create a neat edge.

The textures and pile density of the table tufted rugs is impressive, to say the least. Some have a really good underfoot feel, whereas others offer long staggering piles that float majestically to the floor.

What about Machine made shaggy rugs?

Because of the price drops in the handmade rug sector we have seen a big decline in the heavier quality machine made counterparts. Over the past few years, manufacturers have invested a lot of money in Wilton looms to produce shaggy fluffy rugs. They need to keep these looms operational to recoup their investment. The knock-on effect is they are producing new ranges at more competitive prices, albeit in the lower to medium qualities. The end result is the ranges we have available on the marketplace are as diverse and as competitively priced as they have ever been.


  • Chic soft Sleek Saxony rug in Blush Pink

    Chic soft Sleek Saxony rug in Blush Pink

    Chic soft Sleek Saxony...

    Finding a blush pink plain colour rug that isn’t a shaggy isn’t easy. However, the Sleek collection with its compact Saxony pile could just suit your requirements. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is tightly woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of a class…
    £57.00 £37.00
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  • Stylized soft Sleek Saxony rug in Sage Green

    Stylized soft Sleek Saxony rug in Sage Green

    Stylized soft Sleek...

    Finding a silvery sage green plain colour rug that isn’t a shaggy isn’t easy. However, the Sleek collection with its compact Saxony pile could just suit your requirements. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is tightly woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of…
    £57.00 £37.00
    Take and Extra 10% off this rug
  • Stately soft Sleek Saxony rug in Brick Red

    Stately soft Sleek Saxony rug in Brick Red

    Stately soft Sleek Saxony...

    Finding a brick red plain colour rug that isn’t a shaggy isn’t easy. However, the Sleek collection with its compact Saxony pile could just suit your requirements. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is tightly woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of a classy…
    £57.00 £37.00
    Take and Extra 10% off this rug
  • Refined soft Sleek Saxony rug in Powder Blue

    Refined soft Sleek Saxony rug in Powder Blue

    Refined soft Sleek Saxony...

    When your home is yearning for a plain natural (stone beige) rug that isn’t a shaggy then Sleek with its compact Saxony pile could be just fit the bill. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is closely woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of a lavish Saxony. …
    £57.00 £37.00
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  • Earthy soft Sleek Saxony rug in Natural Stone Beige

    Earthy soft Sleek Saxony rug in Natural Stone Beige

    Earthy soft Sleek Saxony...

    When your home is yearning for a plain natural (stone beige) rug that isn’t a shaggy then Sleek with its compact Saxony pile could be just fit the bill. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is closely woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of a lavish Saxony. …
    £57.00 £37.00
    Take and Extra 10% off this rug
  • Opulent soft Sleek Saxony rug in Silver Grey

    Opulent soft Sleek Saxony rug in Silver Grey

    Opulent soft Sleek Saxony...

    When your home is yearning for a plain silver grey rug that isn’t a shaggy then Sleek with its compact Saxony pile could be just fit the bill. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is closely woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of a lavish Saxony. . Wove…
    £57.00 £37.00
    Take and Extra 10% off this rug
  • Lavish soft Sleek Saxony rug in Golden Ochre

    Lavish soft Sleek Saxony rug in Golden Ochre

    Lavish soft Sleek Saxony...

    When your room is crying out for a plain golden ochre colour rug that isn’t a shaggy then Sleek with its compact Saxony pile could be just fit the bill. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is closely woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of a lavish Saxony. . …
    £57.00 £37.00
    Take and Extra 10% off this rug
  • Moody soft Sleek Saxony rug in Forest Green

    Moody soft Sleek Saxony rug in Forest Green

    Moody soft Sleek Saxony...

    When you are in the mood for a dark green plain colour rug that isn’t a shaggy then Sleek with its compact Saxony pile could be just the ticket. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is closely woven to give the distinctive sheen of a velvet, while the surface is that of a moody Saxony. . Woven o…
    £57.00 £37.00
    Take and Extra 10% off this rug
  • Elegant soft Sleek Saxony rug in Denim Blue

    Elegant soft Sleek Saxony rug in Denim Blue

    Elegant soft Sleek Saxony...

    If you are looking for a denim blue plain rug that isn’t shaggy then Sleek with its short stubby pile should be right up your street. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is closely spaced to give the natural lustre of velvet, while the texture is that of a desirable Saxony. Woven on Wilton powe…
    £57.00 £37.00
    Take and Extra 10% off this rug
  • Super soft Sleek Saxony rug in charcoal

    Super soft Sleek Saxony rug in charcoal

    Super soft Sleek Saxony...

    If you are looking for a charcoal coloured plain rug that isn’t shaggy then Sleek with its short stubby pile should be right up your street. The soft two-ply polypropylene yarn is closely spaced to give the natural lustre of velvet, while the texture is that of a desirable Saxony. Woven on Wilt…
    £57.00 £37.00
    Take and Extra 10% off this rug
  • Dakari Nuru in Pink, Blue Cream and Grey Rug Small to Large sizes

    Dakari Nuru in Pink, Blue Cream and Grey Rug Small to Large sizes

    Dakari Nuru in Pink, Blue...

    Coloured in shades of pink, blue, grey and cream to blend with the contemporary styling, the Nuru design offers a geometric labyrinth of triangles. Styled to uplift modern living the rug is woven on power looms using a hard wearing, stain resistant, soft to touch polypropylene that has been deluste…
    £49.00 £39.00
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  • Dakari Nuru in Ginger (Gold), Cream and Grey Rug Small to Large sizes

    Dakari Nuru in Ginger (Gold), Cream and Grey Rug Small to Large sizes

    Dakari Nuru in Ginger...

    Coloured in a palette of dark gold (ginger), grey and cream to blend with the contemporary styling, the Nuru design offers a geometric labyrinth of triangles. Styled to uplift modern living the rug is woven on power looms using a hard wearing, stain resistant, soft to touch polypropylene that has be…
    £49.00 £39.00
    Take and Extra 10% off this rug

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Shaggy rugs | Luxury for the Living Room, so Soft in the Bedroom

Interior designers love to incorporate texture and colour to floors and what better way than adding shaggy rugs? Whether it’s for a living room, dining room or bedroom, long shag pile textures fit the bill ideally, because they are aesthetically pleasing to the eye without being too overboard on design. The most popular styles are often plain, but also combine duo viscosity of yarns or carved features to accentuate the plush surface. You can find inexpensive shaggy rugs and luxury wool rugs in our collections

Easily the best value shaggy rugs

Shaggy rugs in todays market place are commonly thought to be a 60’s revival. Those shaggy rugs with their trendy Scandanavian Ikea like styling dominated the funky retro décor era of the sixties and seventies. However, they can actually trace their history back over 1000 years to Viking traders who introduced weaving to Norwegian Scandinavia from the Byzantium and Ottoman Empires. It wasn't until the 15th century that Norwegians started weaving the first long pile “Rya Rugs" better known today as shaggy rugs. These were initially plain in design and woven using a Persian style knot, they were used originally as fluffy bed covers and shawls for sailors. Over time the Shaggy “Rya” style rug became more sophisticated in both design and colour and were used by noblemen as large rugs and by commoners as prayer mats at wedding ceremonies.

Free Delivery on orders over £65
Luxurious Shaggy Rug in Indigo Blue
Boho Style Beni Ourain design Rug
Rug Sale now on
Free Delivery on orders ove £65
Budget Priced Shaggy Rugs
Pink Boho Style Shaggy rug
Save £££'s

Scandinavian Rya Rugs to UK Style Fluffy Rugs

In the mid 20th century Scandinavian carpet manufactures produced expensive long pile Rya rugs in innovative designs, the sixties simply saw the rebirth of a worldwide fashion statement for your floor, the modern textured pile shaggy rugs we know and love today.

In 21st century Europe developments in Wilton weaving techniques and new yarn developments allow longer pile quantities to be produced even faster, while more efficient container shipments from China, India and the Far East mean that a handmade rugs can transported cheaper. The benefit is the UK consumer can now enjoy the comfort and sophistication of a new deep pile luxury texture plush cheap shaggy rugs at lower price without shopping on Ebay.

In the Orient and India hand carpet weavers and tufters are producing more interesting designs by using a combination of yarns that create extra special shaggy rugs with more interesting and innovative textures. Combining chunky deep piles with thick soft fluffy materials, thick and thin yarns to make a silky shiny sheen that make the long plush shaggy rugs surface pile glisten giving a vibrant elegant look. The combinations available to the maker of a handmade rug are endless which is why longer pile large shag rugs are still the UK's favourite choice for the living room, lounge, dining room, bedroom and even the hallway.

New techniques bring lower handmade shaggy rug online prices

A new development has brought the price of handmade shaggy rugs tumbling down in recent years. Once upon a time the typical shag rug was produced using either a small hand operated tufting gun or by hand hooking or hand weaving the long fibre stands into a base cloth. Today the vast majority of handmade shaggy rugs are produced using a table tufter A table tufter is basically a heavy duty sewing machine with a bank of between four and twelve needles through which up to 24 strands of yarn can be threaded (often two per needle). The backing or base cloth is fed through the threaded bank of needles to produce the pile surface of the rug. It is fairly common for the manufacturer to use a combination of thick dull coloured yarn and a thin glossy yarn through the same needle to give a pleasing vibrant textured finish.

Because the speed of production is dramatically increased it brings down the instore and online price of the finished rug. The secondary backing and general finishing of the rug is still completed using the traditional method of laying the rug face down and spread on a latex adhesive to the rug backing then applying the secondary jute back and folding and gluing the base cloth to create a neat edge.

The textures and pile density of the table tufted rugs is impressive, to say the least. Some have a really good underfoot feel, whereas others offer long staggering piles that float majestically to the floor.

What about Machine made shaggy rugs?

Because of the price drops in the handmade rug sector we have seen a big decline in the heavier quality machine made counterparts. Over the past few years, manufacturers have invested a lot of money in Wilton looms to produce shaggy fluffy rugs. They need to keep these looms operational to recoup their investment. The knock-on effect is they are producing new ranges at more competitive prices, albeit in the lower to medium qualities. The end result is the ranges we have available on the marketplace are as diverse and as competitively priced as they have ever been.

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