Shag rugs are used by many people in their houses. They are quite popular as they impart a cozy feel to the room. Whether they are area rugs or wall-to-wall, they have a charm all their own. Shag rugs were in vogue during the 1960s and 70s and have made a popular comeback in the recent years. Soft, plush and stylish, shag rugs make excellent area rugs and that is an important reason for being adapted in newly built and renovated homes. From retro decors to contemporary elegance, shag rugs have taken the interiors by storm. Typically shag rugs can be made from cotton, acrylic, polypropylene and nylon and are available in a host of colors to suit every taste and need. These rugs all have a similarity in appearance in the sense that their texture and appearance consist of strands of knotted material. These are either short or long in appearance or a combination of both.