Nothing makes a room seem soft, luxurious, and decadent like a plush rug for you and your family to sink your feet into on a daily basis. You’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds with a textured, high-pile plush rug that elevates your day-to-day lifestyle with sophistication and sumptuous feelings. With a plush rug, your room can both look and feel like it’s worth a million dollars without even trying.
Whether you need an escape from cold air conditioning or the weather outside simply happens to be frightful, plush area rugs help warm up your cold bones and everything else around you. They make perfect hearth rugs, but they also belong in every other part of the house that could be made into an oasis of warm comfort. Washable plush rugs let you enjoy both the durability of a washable rug and the luxury of a plush rug. Indulge in a little decadence with a plush area rug.
Like Counting Sheep: Choose the Best Plush Rug
Plush rugs come in many different forms and materials. Some of these come in their natural, off-white colors, while others are vibrant. The best plush rugs are incredibly versatile and can make their home in rooms decorated in traditional, eclectic, boho, or even a cozy cabin style.
Shag rugs: Typically made from wool, shag rugs are durable, versatile, come in all shapes and sizes, and are the perfect place for an impromptu nap in case you can’t make it to the couch. An oversized rug like this Casual Plush Shag 7′ 6″ x 9′ 6″ Area Rug in gray helps warm up a large room that might feel cold or neglected.
Sheepskin rugs: Natural or faux sheepskin rugs bring a unique shape and a high, tufted pile to your room. You can layer them over a flatweave rug or a natural-fiber rug like jute or seagrass, or let them stand on their own and make a bold, fluffy statement. Rugs like this Natural Double Pelt Sheepskin 2′ x 5′ 7″ Area Rug belong anywhere, whether that’s in front of your bed, in your walk-in closet, or in front of your fireplace.
Moroccan shag rugs: Moroccan shag rugs have simple designs and deep, luxurious textures that elevate your room to a higher state of being with well-executed symmetry and natural comfort. You can choose either a vibrantly dyed Moroccan or one in a neutral, off-white color that resembles the natural color of the wool it is made from. Rugs like this Natural Moroccan Shag Area Rug integrate themselves effortlessly into any design.
Caring for Plush Area Rugs: Simple Solutions to Keep Them Fresh
Plush rugs don’t need much effort when it comes to cleaning, especially in the modern age. Some plush rugs can withstand the wear and tear that comes with sitting in a high-traffic area of your home. For modern homes that need more convenience, washable plush rugs give you the versatility you need to keep your family comfortable and keep your home clean. If you have a vacuum, some soap and water, and a little elbow grease, you have all you need to keep your warm plush rugs fresh and clean.
Wool rugs: Plush wool rugs, especially ones like this Ivory Moroccan Diamond Border Shag Area Rug, will shed at first, but with a regular vacuum session once or twice a week, the shedding will stop. Put your vacuum on the high carpet setting. If you fear that more dirt and allergens may be trapped in the bottom of the rug, then take it out and beat it outside with the pole attachment of a broom or mop.
Synthetic rugs: Plush rugs made from polypropylene don’t require much attention more than a vacuum and the occasional spot treatment for stains. If someone or some pet does stain your synthetic plush rug, a detergent pen or mild detergent and some warm water will remove the stain quickly.
Sheepskin rugs: To care for your sheepskin rug, find a wire wool comb to brush through it occasionally. This will help loosen any dirt or dust trapped in the pile, and it will also help to separate matted fibers. When you vacuum these rugs, use the hose and simple suction to avoid tangling.
Washable plush rugs: With a machine-washable plush rug, like this Washable Solid Shag Area Rug, all you have to do is roll this rug up and throw it in the wash when it gets dirty. These rugs can stand the test of time in high-traffic areas, even with multiple pets and children.
History of Plush Rugs: From Ancient Greece to Contemporary Design
Plush rugs with high piles and deep, luxurious textures have always been a part of interior design in Europe and Central Asia. Shepherds in ancient Greece, in the Pindus mountains, relied on the wool from their sheep to cover their bare floors and keep them warm at night. This tradition made its way to royalty since Alexander the Great decorated his palaces with flokatis, or wool plush rugs, from Egypt to parts of Asia Minor. Flokatis were considered too luxurious for the floors of commoners, who instead used them as wall coverings and window dressings, almost like a natural and stylish form of insulation. Other shepherd cultures, like Moroccan tribes, developed their own versions of plush shag rugs using the skin and wool of their sheep.
When the ancient Greeks were no longer a global force in the later centuries, Turkish nobility and royalty used plush rugs made from goatskins and hair to decorate their rooms. Eventually, in the modern era, former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis discovered flokatis during her marriage to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. She decorated their home in the Ionian Sea with beige and off-white flokatis featured prominently in style magazines. Housewives and interior designers began steadily incorporating versions of plush and shag rugs into their rooms, finding comfort and delight in their thick, high piles.
Find Your Plush Rug at Rugs USA
Whether you want an all-natural wool rug to sink your feet into or prefer the beautiful designs of a shag rug, Rugs USA can help you find the warm, versatile plush rug your home needs. Check out our Moroccan, plush, and shag rugs here!