An octagon rug can highlight your room’s decor by accentuating the room’s color scheme and connecting elements of the rug’s pattern/design to the other decor. When you use your rug as a connective tie thematically and stylistically, you inadvertently allow your decor to shine because every element works in tandem with one another instead of fighting for dominance.
Decorating With a Octagon Rug
When you decorate with an octagon rug, you have the unique opportunity to add style to your room with a unique shape. The most common shapes for rugs are rectangular, round, and runner rugs, and while those rugs are stylish and versatile, taking your style one step further by choosing a rug that’s a unique shape is a great way to add in unexpected style and work in rooms with a unique footprint.
Choosing Which Octagon Rug is Right for You
As you shop for your perfect octagon area rug, think through these key areas to shop and buy confidently.
Position: Early on, you should determine the room’s overall layout and how the rug fits into it. There are no set rules, but there are some common positions to get you started.
Living Room: Octagon rugs are often centered with the main living room furniture, and depending on the overall size of the room, you may place your octagon rug all the way under the seats, under their front two legs, or directly in front of them.
Dining Room: Decorating with an octagon rug beneath your dining room table is a wonderfully unique way to stylize the room, and it often looks best when it’s under a round table.
Bedroom: Because of their unique shape, octagon rugs work best in bedrooms when they’re utilized in a smaller corner of the room as part of a reading nook or desk area.
Entryway: In wider foyers, you can center an octagon area rug in the middle of the area by a bench or under a round table.
Outdoors: Octagon rugs are available as outdoor rugs as well, so you can carry your style outside too. For layout, look to similar indoor spaces for inspiration.
Size: Once you know your ideal layout, it’s time to finalize the size of the rug. Octagon rugs are available anywhere from 5x5 to 10x10 in size. As you choose your size, be sure to look at the footprint of the room itself to make sure the rug isn’t too large or too small for the space.
Pattern: Octagon rugs come in many different patterns, from floral and oriental to solid colors. Each convey their own tone and style, and as you look for an ideal pattern, focus on two things: how busy/dense the design is and how it can connect to your other decor. For example, if your artwork contains floral arrangements, then find a rug that contains similar motifs.
Color: Your octagon area rug’s color palette is just as vital as the pattern in defining the rug’s overall style. Neutral tones like beige, gray, white, and black may work in any style, but other popular colors include green, red, blue, and more. The vibrance of those colors impacts the rug’s overall tone, and being intentional with the colors’ tones helps you show off your unique style.
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