Shaggy Rugs from Dunelm Mill

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Shaggy rugs are perhaps one of the most popular rug types on the market today. The thick long pile of the rug helps them to add a touch of style and comfort to your home. Rugs are a stylish and common product found throughout many different rooms in the home and can be either used as a luxurious addition to the existing flooring or alternatively as a way to add a vibrant touch of colour and style to a room. A rug is often used as a way to bring all of the key colours in a room together and is often matched to the cushions or curtains.

  1. What is a shaggy rug?
  2. Aspects to consider when purchasing a shaggy rug
  3. Shaggy rug care
  4. View our range of shaggy rugs

What is a shaggy rug?

Shaggy rugs are often characterised by the length of the pile used in the composition of the product. This type of rug is commonly found with a long pile material making them seem like a soft, luxurious and comfortable flooring addition. The top of the rug has this deep pile element whilst the bottom of the rug is usually composed of a non-slip or rubber like bottom to help keep the rug in position when placed either on a carpet or wooden floor. However, if the material used on the bottom of the shaggy rug is still a touch slippery then a popular resolution is to use a non-slip mat which can be discreetly placed underneath the rug to hold it in place.

Aspects to consider when purchasing a shaggy rug

The style of a shaggy rug is quite specific; the long pile characteristics of this rug will offer your room a cosy and warming element whilst also performing all of the expected functions of a rug. Shaggy rugs can often be considered to be a modern and contemporary flooring choice, the almost fluffy look of the rug blends in well with a simplistic design and can also be used as a focal point to a room. However, since the style of a shaggy rug can be relatively understated it is possible to introduce this type of rug into a more traditional and classic home. Shaggy rugs are available in a range of colours and so the style can really help to blend in with the room setting if the colour is contrasted or matched with the existing decor.

The size of the shaggy rug is perhaps one of the most important elements to consider when looking to purchase a flooring addition. The initial consideration would be how much of the carpet or wooden flooring you would like monopolised and so consequently how large the rug should be. Another consideration would be the room that the rug is destined for, you may require a large square rug for a living room where the flooring addition can act as a centre piece to the room’s decor. Alternatively you may want to introduce a touch of warmth and style to a hallway, in which case a long thin runner style rug will be the ideal option. Shaggy rugs are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, consequently it is important to ensure that you have the perfect dimensions for your home.

The colour of your shaggy rug is also a vital consideration when looking to make a purchase. Often the colour will be decided before the type or size of rug and so it is important that you choose carefully. There are many different options to consider such as whether the rug will act as a strong focal point to the room, in which case a bold contrasting colour could be an ideal option or whether the shaggy rug has been chosen as a way of adding extra texture and luxury to the flooring, for which a complementary understated colour may be required. There are also a variety of patterned shaggy rugs available on the market today which can also help to add a touch of variety and interest to your flooring.

The price is often a necessity to consider and can sometimes limit our choices. As a general rule, the larger the rug the more expensive it is likely to be due to the fact that there will be more material used in the composition of your chosen flooring addition. However, shaggy rugs tend to be one of the more affordable types of rugs available due to the wide range and popularity of the product. Generally, the more detail and quality material included in a rug, the higher the price tends to be. For example if you crave the quality and luxury of a wool rug then the price is likely to be higher than its polyester counterpart.

Shaggy rug care

Shaggy rugs are a luxurious and quality product and so consequently it is important that you dedicate some time to keep it clean and well looked after. All of our shaggy rugs, here at Dunelm Mill, are accompanied by some product specific cleaning and care instructions to help keep your rug looking its best for longer.