Shag rugs are a type of rug made of long pile which has a shaggy appearance, hence the name. Rugs are usually manufactured by making loops out of material and then shearing the excess. Shag rugs are not sheared, leaving long pieces of material to create a lush, soft, fluffy look. Shag rugs are made from a variety of materials, ranging from synthetic fibers like nylon to cotton, wool, linen, angora, leather and other natural fibers. Shag rugs can be found in extremely small throw rug sizes, wall to wall carpet, and everything in between. Nowadays, you can pretty much find a shag rug in any color, including black, brown, white, red, green, pink, and all varying shades in between, making it much easier to find a hue that blends in nicely with your other room decor.
You may have already decided on a color if you plan on buying shag rugs for a particular room. If not, then you should consider what type of decor is presently in the room where you would like the rug to be. Do you have plans to buy new furniture soon or move furniture around? If you are contemplating a complete re-design of the room, then you may want to wait on deciding which color you will go with until the furniture in your room is set.