Sink your toes into plush comfort by choosing a high pile area rug for your room. These floor coverings make living spaces feel more inviting and add fresh colors and patterns to decor. Due to their softness, shag rugs work well in areas where you frequently travel barefoot. Put one beside the bed or position one in front of the television in the family room. Material options range from natural fibers like cotton and wool to synthetic picks like polypropylene and polyester.