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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.

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Luxurious Shaggy Rug in Indigo Blue
Boho Style Beni Ourain design Rug
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Budget Priced Shaggy Rugs
Peachy Velvet Style Shaggy rug
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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 glueing 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.


  • Dakari Zula Blue, Cream and Grey Rug in Small to Extra Large sizes

    Dakari Zula Blue, Cream...

    Large geometric designed really make a statement on your living room floor. The Zula design offers bold striking shapes coloured in contrasting elements of blue, grey and cream that will uplift your decor. Woven on power looms using a hard wearing, stain resistant, soft to touch polypropylene that h&hellip;
    £49.00 £39.00
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  • Dakari Nuru in Pink, Cream and Grey Rug Small to Extra Large sizes

    Dakari Nuru in Pink,...

    Coloured in a palette of pink, 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 delustered &hellip;
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  • Dakari Nuru Ochre Yellow, Cream and Beige Rug in Small to Extra Large sizes

    Dakari Nuru Ochre Yellow,...

    Coloured in a palette of ochre yellow, beige 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 de&hellip;
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  • Dakari Nuru Mint Green, Cream and Grey Rug in Small to Extra Large sizes

    Dakari Nuru Mint Green,...

    Coloured in a palette of mint green, 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 delus&hellip;
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  • Dakari Imari Dusky Pink and Cream in small to X-Large Rug Sizes

    Dakari Imari Dusky Pink...

    Coloured in dusky pink&nbsp;and cream&nbsp;to suit a modern contemporary mood, the Imari design with its Beni Ourain tribal styling is just the rug to cosy-up the living room. The soft deep pile not only adds underfoot comfort it also gives texture and finesse. The rug is made on Wilton looms, woven from du&hellip;
    £49.00 £39.00
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  • Dakari Nuru Blue, Cream and Grey Rug in Small to Extra Large sizes

    Dakari Nuru Blue, Cream...

    Coloured in a palette of 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 delustered &hellip;
    £49.00 £39.00
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  • Dakari Imari Dark Grey and Silver in small to X-Large Rug Sizes

    Dakari Imari Dark Grey...

    Coloured in dark grey and silver to suit a modern contemporary mood, the Imari design with its Beni Ourain tribal styling is just the rug to cosy-up the living room. The soft deep pile not only adds underfoot comfort it also gives texture and finesse. The rug is made on Wilton looms, woven from dura&hellip;
    £49.00 £39.00
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  • Dakari Imari Cream and Taupe in small to X-Large Rug Sizes

    Dakari Imari Cream and...

    Coloured in cream and taupe to suit a modern contemporary mood, the Imari design with its Beni Ourain tribal styling is just the rug to cosy-up the living room. The soft deep pile not only adds underfoot comfort it also gives texture and finesse. The rug is made on Wilton looms, woven from durable, &hellip;
    £49.00 £39.00
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  • Velvetone red runner, super soft velvety plush pile shaggy style rug

    Velvetone red runner,...

    Using&nbsp;a&nbsp;luxury deep&nbsp;soft polyester fibre,&nbsp;the Velvetone plush pile carpet runner is as durable as it&rsquo;s luxurious.&nbsp;Coloured in red, the pile surface displays a stippled two-tone&nbsp;effect&nbsp;by using a mix of&nbsp;a thick dull yarn with a fine satin sheen yarn, giving a look of wool combined with silk&hellip;
    £65.00 £47.00
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  • Velvetone in pale pink runner, extra soft velvety plush pile shaggy style rug

    Velvetone in pale pink...

    Using&nbsp;a&nbsp;luxury deep&nbsp;soft polyester fibre,&nbsp;the Velvetone plush pile carpet runner is as durable as it&rsquo;s luxurious.&nbsp;Coloured in a pale pink, the pile surface displays a stippled two-tone&nbsp;effect&nbsp;by using a mix of&nbsp;a thick dull yarn with a fine satin sheen yarn, giving a look of wool combined w&hellip;
    £65.00 £47.00
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  • Velvetone in moody mauve runner, extra soft velvety plush pile shaggy style rug

    Velvetone in moody mauve...

    Using&nbsp;a&nbsp;luxury deep&nbsp;soft polyester fibre,&nbsp;the Velvetone plush pile carpet runner is as durable as it&rsquo;s luxurious.&nbsp;Coloured in a moody mauve, the pile surface displays a stippled two-tone&nbsp;effect&nbsp;by using a mix of&nbsp;a thick dull yarn with a fine satin sheen yarn, giving a look of wool combined&hellip;
    £65.00 £47.00
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  • Velvetone a silver grey carpet runner, extra soft velvety plush pile shaggy

    Velvetone a silver grey...

    Using&nbsp;a&nbsp;luxury deep&nbsp;soft polyester fibre,&nbsp;the Velvetone plush pile carpet runner is as durable as it&rsquo;s luxurious.&nbsp;Coloured in silver grey, the pile surface displays a stippled two-tone&nbsp;effect&nbsp;by using a mix of&nbsp;a thick dull yarn with a fine satin sheen yarn, giving a look of wool combined w&hellip;
    £65.00 £47.00
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  • Velvetone a warm beige hall runner, extra soft velvety plush pile shaggy

    Velvetone a warm beige...

    Using&nbsp;a&nbsp;luxury deep&nbsp;soft polyester fibre,&nbsp;the Velvetone plush pile carpet runner is as durable as it&rsquo;s luxurious.&nbsp;Coloured in a warm beige, the pile surface displays a stippled two-tone&nbsp;effect&nbsp;by using a mix of&nbsp;a thick dull yarn with a fine satin sheen yarn, giving a look of wool combined &hellip;
    £65.00 £47.00
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  • Velvetone Ochre Yellow runner, super soft velvety plush pile shaggy style rug

    Velvetone Ochre Yellow...

    Using&nbsp;a&nbsp;luxury deep&nbsp;soft polyester fibre,&nbsp;the Velvetone plush pile carpet runner is as durable as it&rsquo;s luxurious.&nbsp;Coloured in a pastel duck egg blue, the pile surface displays a stippled two-tone&nbsp;effect&nbsp;by using a mix of&nbsp;a thick dull yarn with a fine satin sheen yarn, giving a look of wool&hellip;
    £65.00 £47.00
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  • Velvetone in Charcoal Grey runner, extra soft velvety plush pile shaggy style rug

    Velvetone in Charcoal...

    Using&nbsp;a&nbsp;luxury deep&nbsp;soft polyester fibre,&nbsp;the Velvetone plush pile carpet runner is as durable as it&rsquo;s luxurious.&nbsp;Coloured in a pastel duck egg blue, the pile surface displays a stippled two-tone&nbsp;effect&nbsp;by using a mix of&nbsp;a thick dull yarn with a fine satin sheen yarn, giving a look of wool&hellip;
    £65.00 £47.00
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  • Velvetone in Duck Egg Blue, ultra soft velvety plush pile shaggy style rug

    Velvetone in Duck Egg...

    Using&nbsp;a&nbsp;luxury deep&nbsp;soft polyester fibre,&nbsp;the Velvetone plush pile rug is as durable as it&rsquo;s luxurious.&nbsp;Coloured in a pastel duck egg blue, the pile surface displays a stippled two-tone&nbsp;effect&nbsp;by using a mix of&nbsp;a thick dull yarn with a fine satin sheen yarn, giving a look of wool combined &hellip;
    £69.00 £45.00
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  • Velvetone in Yellow Ochre, extra soft velvety plush pile shaggy style rug

    Velvetone in Yellow...

    5.0 average, based on 1 reviews
    Using&nbsp;a&nbsp;luxury deep&nbsp;soft polyester fibre,&nbsp;the Velvetone plush pile rug is as durable as it&rsquo;s luxurious.&nbsp;Coloured in a bright ochre yellow, the pile surface displays a stippled two-tone&nbsp;effect&nbsp;by using a mix of&nbsp;a thick dull yarn with a fine satin sheen yarn, giving a look of wool combined w&hellip;
    £69.00 £45.00
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  • Velvetone in charcoal, extra soft velvety plush pile shaggy style rug

    Velvetone in charcoal,...

    Using&nbsp;a&nbsp;luxury deep&nbsp;soft polyester fibre,&nbsp;the Velvetone plush pile rug is as durable as it&rsquo;s luxurious.&nbsp;Coloured in a modern charcoal, the pile surface displays a stippled two-tone&nbsp;effect&nbsp;by using a mix of&nbsp;a thick dull yarn with a fine satin sheen yarn, giving a look of wool combined with &hellip;
    £69.00 £45.00
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  • Velvetone in raunchy red, super soft velvety plush pile shaggy style rug

    Velvetone in raunchy red,...

    Using&nbsp;a&nbsp;luxury deep&nbsp;soft polyester fibre,&nbsp;the Velvetone plush pile rug is as durable as it&rsquo;s luxurious.&nbsp;Coloured in a vibrant red, the pile surface displays a stippled two tone&nbsp;effect&nbsp;by using a mix of&nbsp;a thick dull yarn with a fine satin sheen yarn, giving a look of wool combined with silk&hellip;
    £69.00 £45.00
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  • Velvetone in peachy terracotta, super soft velvety plush pile shaggy style rug

    Velvetone in peachy...

    5.0 average, based on 1 reviews
    Styled with an luxury&nbsp;soft polyester the Velvetone plush pile rug is as durable as it&rsquo;s luxurious.&nbsp;Coloured in peachy&nbsp;terracotta, the pile surface displays a stippled two tone&nbsp;effect&nbsp;by using a mix of&nbsp;a thick dull yarn with a fine satin sheen yarn, giving a look of wool combined with silk. &hellip;
    £69.00 £45.00
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  • Velvetone in pink, super soft velvety plush pile shaggy style rug

    Velvetone in pink, super...

    Styled with an exceptionaly&nbsp;soft polyester the Velvetone plush pile rug is as durable as it&rsquo;s luxurious.&nbsp;Coloured in pastel pink, the pile surface displays a stippled two tone&nbsp;effect&nbsp;by using an amalgamation a thick dull yarn with a fine satin sheen yarn, giving a look of wool combined with si&hellip;
    £69.00 £45.00
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  • Velvetone mauve purple extra soft plush shaggy style rug

    Velvetone mauve purple...

    The extra&nbsp;soft deep pile of the Velvetone rug is coloured in heather mauve. The slightly mottled appearance thet give a glow of wild heather is created by using a combination of thick&nbsp;dull yarn in harmony&nbsp;with an ultra fine satin&nbsp;yarn, giving an appearance of wool woven&nbsp;with silk. The rug is&hellip;
    £69.00 £45.00
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  • Velvetone silver grey ultra soft plush shaggy style rug

    Velvetone silver grey...

    5.0 average, based on 2 reviews
    The ultra soft deep pile of the Velvetone rug is coloured in cream / ivory. The slightly mottled appearance is created by using a combination of chunky dull yarn in conjunction with a fine gossamer hi-sheen yarn, giving an appearance of wool blended with silk. The rug is extremely stain resistant&hellip;
    £69.00 £45.00
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  • Velvetone supersoft plush pile shaggy rug in natural beige

    Velvetone supersoft plush...

    Coloured in natural beige and styled using super soft polyester the Velvetone plush pile rug is as durable as it&rsquo;s luxurious. The pile surface displays a stippled tonal look by using an amalgamation a thick dull yarn with a fine satin sheen yarn, giving a look of wool combined with silk. The ru&hellip;
    £69.00 £45.00
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  • Norsk Shaggy Rug in Red

    Norsk Shaggy Rug in Red

    60cm x 110cm | 80cm x 150cm | 120 x 170cm | 160cm x 230cm | 200cm x 290cm Note: 3 days delivery on this rug Delivery approx 3 days on stock. Note: Stock of this item is not synchronised to our live database we won&rsquo;t process your payment / order until we have manually confirmed current stock &hellip;
    £44.00 £24.00
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  • Polaris Long Pile Rug in Mellow Yellow

    Polaris Long Pile Rug in...

    Polaris Shaggy Mellow Yellow 80cm x 150cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 11in) 120cm x 170cm (3ft 11in x 5ft 7in) 150cm x 230cm (5ft in x 7ft 7in) Ooooh&hellip; is probably the the first thing you say when you feel the ultra soft and luxuriously deep 8cm long shaggy Polaris in mellow yellow is a hand t&hellip;
    £77.76
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  • Polaris Extra Long Pile in Silver Grey

    Polaris Extra Long Pile...

    Polaris Shaggy Silver Light Grey 80cm x 150cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 11in) 120cm x 170cm (3ft 11in x 5ft 7in) 150cm x 230cm (5ft&nbsp;x 7ft 7in) Ooooh&hellip; is probably the the first thing you say when you feel the ultra soft and luxuriously deep 8cm long shaggy Polaris in silver grey is a hand t&hellip;
    £77.76
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  • Polaris Fluffy Rugs in Charcoal Grey

    Polaris Fluffy Rugs in...

    Polaris Shaggy Powder Blue 80cm x 150cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 11in) 120cm x 170cm (3ft 11in x 5ft 7in) 150cm x 230cm (5ft &nbsp;x 7ft 7in) Ooooh&hellip; is probably the the first thing you say when you feel the ultra soft and luxuriously deep 8cm long shaggy Polaris in powder (duck Egg) blue&nbsp;is a&hellip;
    £77.76
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  • Polaris Ultra Deep Fluffy Rugs in Powder Blue

    Polaris Ultra Deep Fluffy...

    Polaris Shaggy Powder Blue 80cm x 150cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 11in) 120cm x 170cm (3ft 11in x 5ft 7in) 150cm x 230cm (5ft&nbsp;x 7ft 7in) Ooooh&hellip; is probably the the first thing you say when you feel the ultra soft and luxuriously deep 8cm long shaggy Polaris in powder (duck Egg) blue&nbsp;is a &hellip;
    £77.76
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  • Sensually Comfortable Soft Toned Luxury in Yellow

    Sensually Comfortable...

    Montana has a sensually comfortable soft toned shaggy pile Rug with an extra deep pile the boasts and impressive 8 cm long. It&#039;s been closely hand tufted to give immense softness and underfoot comfort and uses two different textured yarns to create a modern appeal. One is and thick delustered acryli&hellip;
    £66.65 £53.32
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  • Ostentatious Lavish Texture in an Earthy Terracotta Colour

    Ostentatious Lavish...

    Montana has an Ostentatious Lavish Textured Shaggy Pile Rug with an extra deep pile the boasts and impressive 8 cm long. It&#039;s been closely hand tufted to give immense softness and underfoot comfort and uses two different textured yarns to create a modern appeal. One is and thick delustered acrylic f&hellip;
    £66.65 £53.32
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  • Lavishly Soft Deep Pile in an attractive Steel Blue Colour

    Lavishly Soft Deep Pile...

    Lavishly Soft Montana Shaggy Pile Rug with an extra deep pile the boasts and impressive 8 cm long. It&#039;s been closely hand tufted to give immense softness and underfoot comfort and uses two different textured yarns to create a modern appeal. One is and thick delustered acrylic fibre to give the pile &hellip;
    £66.65 £53.32
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  • Majestically Deep Luxurious Silver Grey Deep Pile

    Majestically Deep...

    Majestically Deep Luxurious Surface of Montana long pile shaggy rug with its impressive 8 cm long pile that has been closely hand tufted to give immense softness and underfoot comfort. It uses two different textured yarns to create a funky look. One is and thick delustered acrylic fibre to give the &hellip;
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  • Imposing Soft Luxury Textured Pile Surface Styled in Red

    Imposing Soft Luxury...

    Imposing Soft Textured Surface of Montana long pile shaggy rug with an impressive 8 cm long pile which has been closely hand tufted to give extreme softness and underfoot comfort. It uses two different textured yarns to create an interesting look. One is and thick delustered acrylic fibre to give th&hellip;
    £66.65 £53.32
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  • Extravagant Opulent Long Pile in Lilac

    Extravagant Opulent Long...

    Curl your toes into Montana&#039;s extravagant opulent long pile shaggy rug with an impressive 8 cm long pile which has been closely hand tufted to give extreme softness and underfoot comfort. It uses two different textured yarns to create an interesting look. One is and thick delustered acrylic fibre to&hellip;
    £66.65 £53.32
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  • Deluxe Deep Soft Textured in Whitish Ivory

    Deluxe Deep Soft Textured...

    You can&#039;t mistake Montana with its deluxe Deep Soft Textured shaggy rug with an impressive 8 cm long pile that has been closely hand tufted to give extreme softness and underfoot comfort, using 2 different textured yarns to create an interesting look. One is a thick delustered acrylic fibre to give &hellip;
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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 ove £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
Peachy Velvet 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 glueing 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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