We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. Whether looking for a fluffy rug for your nursery or that extra plush lounge feel, shag rugs can elevate your home with a luxurious touch underfoot. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully-curated collection has shag area rugs and throws that offer a soft foundation with style to spare.
Shag carpets and rugs are a timeless way to layer texture and comfort into a room. These plush rugs are made with longer yarns—typically wool—providing a lush pile. With the supple feel of a thick shag rug or the chic edge of a mixed pile design like this Kiona Morrocan Style Rug—shag rugs are perfect for nurseries, bedrooms, or an extra cozy lounge.
Not sure what style best fits your space when shopping shag rugs? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best piece to buy for your space.
Creating Impact With a Shag Rug
Shag rugs are available in a nearly endless range of styles and sizes, letting you find the perfect piece for your aesthetic. From the timeless air of a Moroccan style rug to a signature design—like this Irregular Grid Rug by Sarah Sherman Samuel exclusively from Lulu and Georgia— there is a rug to create impact in your look.
A small plush rug or shag throw rug can be a great way to bring not just tactile appeal but also visual texture into a space. A bold pop of color or an eye-catching geometric design can offer a beautiful bit of contrast. Make sure the rug has something in common with other elements in the room—tone, pattern, or style—so the decor ties together as a whole.
You can also anchor a larger space with a shag area rug. We love this idea for a nursery or child's room or perhaps for defining a cozy lounge area in an open-plan design. Try a neutral solid design to ground the room with a versatile foundation, or build a pattern-rich aesthetic from the ground up with something like our Earth Maze Morrocan Shag Rug by Élan Byrd.
Tips for Caring for and Styling Your Shag Rug
Shag rugs offer one of the most supple foundations for your feet but the same properties that make them so luxurious also call for some extra attention and care. Their high pile is less suited for high-traffic areas or dining rooms. For lasting style in your home design, we recommend styling thick shag rugs in a lower traffic space and following all care instructions—vacuuming with a handheld attachment or with the beater bar off and power setting on low if your vacuum allows.
If you find a small shag rug you love that doesn't fit the room, try layering it on top of a jute or flatweave rug. Layering not only helps you size the rug to your space but also protects it from dust and debris, which can be especially important with a plush rug like a shag. Regardless of layering, we always recommend a rug pad to protect the rug and help keep it in place.
Another option for styling a fluffy rug in a space where spills or wear may be a concern—like a nursery—is to buy a machine-made shag. These modern designs can offer a great alternative to a handmade shag rug or carpet. Machine-made rugs are typically made with synthetic fibers, which can offer durability and easy care at an attractive price point. For the best of both worlds, you can even find hand-knotted synthetic rugs to buy—like our Risa Indoor / Outdoor Rug, which lets you bring the same plush touch to a sunroom or patio terrace.
However you style it, a plush rug allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. Rugs are essential for creating a beautiful and inviting space, and a thick shag rug or plush throw rug is one of the best ways to fashion your look with warmth and comfort. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have built a signature look from the ground up.
When you shop rugs online at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. You can choose from our wide selection to find the perfect purchase, no matter what you're looking for. Check our inspiration page for more ideas on creating stylish everyday living spaces.