How a 10x10 Outdoor Rugs Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A 10x10 outdoor rug can highlight your decor by contributing to an existing color scheme and/or displaying a pattern or design that connects to your other decor. Your rug’s pattern can connect to your pillows, wall art, knick-knacks, and other decor by showing off similar shapes and designs or just fitting the same tone.
Decorating with a 10x10 Outdoor Rug
When you decorate with a 10x10 outdoor rug, you can dress up your outdoor space or an indoor area. Outdoor rugs are made to stand up to the outdoor elements, but it can also stand up to indoor messes caused by kids, pets, and houseguests. You can have both style and practical application with an outdoor 10x10 rug, so think outside the box about how an outdoor area rug may be used both indoor and outdoor.
Choosing which 10x10 Outdoor Rug is Right for You
There are so many options for how to decorate with a 10x10 outdoor rug that you may not know where to start your search. Fortunately, there are some key areas you can think through to guide you through the shopping process.
Position: There are many layouts for rugs indoors, and we do have many guides that point out common arrangements, but for the moment, let’s focus on how to use a 10x10 rug outdoors. You can station the rug with your seats and have it central with the furniture. Depending on how large the space is, you may place the rug entirely beneath the furniture, under its front two legs, or completely in front of the seats. Or, if you’re looking for your outdoor dining space, you can place a 10x10 outdoor rug right beneath the table and still have room for the chairs to sit comfortably on the rug at all times.
Shape: 10x10 outdoor area rugs are available as square or round rugs. The shape that you use will largely depend on the space’s footprint, but if you have a huge area to work with, think about how the shape of the rug can convey a certain tone or mood. In general, rugs that are round can be softer in tone as opposed to the rigidity of square rugs. However, the shape of the rug isn’t the only factor in the rug’s tone, so ultimately, choose an outdoor 10x10 rug that best fits your patio, deck, or other space.
Pattern: The pattern of your 10x10 outdoor area rug is instrumental in setting the style. Some outdoor rugs will display vintage patterns and mosaic tilework that work in older or more traditional homes, while others may display geometric shapes and aztec patterns that are often associated with modern and boho styles. The design of the rug can be as simple or complex as you want it to be, so overall, focus on a pattern that conveys your sense of style and creates the proper tone.
Color: Finally, outdoor 10x10 rugs come in all sorts of color schemes. From classic black and white to regal red and teal, you can find whatever color combinations you’re looking for. Just be sure to consider not only the colors themselves, but their intensity and what tone they strike. Choose bright, vibrant hues to create a lively entertaining space or muted hues for spaces that are meant to be soothing and calming. This is yet another area to think about your favorite interior design style and what tone it tends to strike; find colors that fit that mood and you’ll be able to create your ideal style with your 10x10 outdoor rug.
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