8 x 10 Size Rugs
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8 x 10 size area rugs are one of the sizes that are included in the more general category of room size rugs. In a smaller apartment, this somewhat standard area rug size can take up a substantial portion of the floor space. In a living room with minimalist furniture, it is possible to place all of the legs of the furniture on the rug to create a warm and cozy space. In a living room space that is larger and that uses bigger furniture, you have the option of placing this 8′ x 10′ size rug in the center of the space or placing one set of legs on the furniture. This will create the appearance of a larger space if you choose this option.
This size rug is a popular size in a traditional room setting as the foundation for two wingback chairs with a table in the middle. In older homes, country farmhouses, and historical homes, this is a popular furniture placement that uses this size rug. If you have a large kitchen, this rug can be used to define a space for a kitchen table. If you have recently needed to dedicate a portion of a larger room to a home office, this rug size can be perfect for defining the space, or for creating a more intimate area in an open plan architectural design.
In the dining room, this rug size can accommodate an eight person dining set with the dining table centered over the rug. When choosing an 8 foot x 10 foot size rug for your room, it is important to consider the scale and dimensions of the room. It will look best in a room that is scaled to the same proportions as the rug.
Placing 8 feet by 10 feet size rugs in a longer room will tend to make the room appear shorter. It is a good idea to make sure that all of the legs of the dining chairs fit on the rug with the guests seated. Otherwise, and 8×10 rug can make the chairs feel unstable. If this is not possible with your style of dining room furniture, then you might be better off scaling up in rug size.
In the master bedroom, this rug should be large enough to fit your bed and both nightstands on the rug when it is placed perpendicular to the bed. It is large enough to accommodate a queen or king-size bed. However, if you have a small apartment, you will probably find this size rug to be too big for the room. You can also choose to place the rug in the room so that it is perpendicular to the bed with only the end legs of the bed on the rug. Using an 8′ x 10′ size rug in this way will allow you to create your desired amount of space between the end of the rug and the wall. This will also give you away to create the appearance of more open space in the room to give you a cozier feel.
If you ask most interior decorators, they will say that ,as a rule of thumb, you should always maintain at least 6″ inches to 18″ inches of bare floor around the rug to create a frame or pathway in the space.
An 8 x 10 area rug gives you many options for creating a space that is more intimate, or for making the room look more expansive. Regardless of how you use it, finding the perfect rug pattern and color is essential. A rug of this size will create a large visual surface that will set the tone for the room.