When you think of a shag rug you normally picture one in the living room, bedroom or hallway of a home. A bathroom shag rug is not what normally comes to mind, but, believe it or not, having a beautiful soft long pile rug in that special private sanctuary in the home will do wonders for your mood. If you do decide to get a shag area rug for your bathroom, here are a few things you should keep in mind.
- The bathroom is a moist and hot place most times of the day, especially if there are a lot of people in your home. Make sure you get a shag rug that is easy to clean. Molds or mildew will grow easily on your rug and if you have a busy lifestyle this will become a problem for you. Washable rugs are great to have in any room but are especially important for shag rugs you place in the bathroom. Choose the best material that can withstand regular cleaning and that your budget can afford. This will normally be a thick cotton pile, with foam backing to prevent slipping on hard tile surfaces. Remember that a wool shag rug will most likely not be washable, so that may not be the best choice for a bathroom.
- Bathroom rugs come in almost any color nowadays and online shopping has added to the many choices for such rugs. Do remember to pick a rug that will pull together the different colors you have in your bathroom. When used this way the bathroom rug will make a perfect decorative piece that will blend with everything in the bathroom – your bathroom accessories, towels and curtains. Alternatively you can choose a color that will contrast with the current colors in your bathroom. Do be careful not to get a shade or color that will clash with the rest of the bathroom. If you just can’t decide, a white shag rug or even a black shag rug will most likely go with any colors you have in your bathroom.
- Measure the space where you plan to put your bathroom shag rug. You don’t want the rug to be so large that it overpowers everything else in the bathroom or to be so small that it loses its impact. A good sized rug will cover enough floor space to keep your feet warm and add just the right amount of color to the bathroom. A round shag rug can be a good choice for lots of coverage over the middle of the room.
- Decide on a budget that will work for you. Most people normally buy rugs as the last decorative piece for any room. Do make sure that you leave enough room in your budget to buy a good sized area rug of durable material.
With these tips, buying a bathroom shag rug can be a fun home decorating activity for you, and your family will appreciate the warmth and comfort you have provided with your new bathroom shag rug.