How a 5x8 Outdoor Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A 5x8 outdoor rug can highlight your other decor by tying into its color palette or connecting motifs and overall style. The connection with color is obvious, and keep in mind that the colors of the rug and the other decor don’t have to be identical to one another--just that they convey similar tones and style. Then, look at the 5x8 outdoor rug’s pattern and see if any of the shapes or lines can appear in the other decor, like pillows and blankets.
Decorating With a 5x8 Outdoor Rug
When you’re decorating with a 5x8 outdoor rug, you’re not limited to using the rug outdoors. In fact, outdoor rugs are commonly used indoors because of their durability and options with styles and materials. You can use an outdoor rug in areas like your entryway, living room, kitchen, and other high traffic areas so that you know the rug can stand up to the messes found in these rooms.
Choosing Which 5x8 Outdoor Rug is Right for You
5x8 outdoor rugs come in a variety of styles, so you may be wondering where to start your search. As you shop, think through some of these key areas and you’ll be on your way to finding your perfect rug.
Layout: Early on, you should decide on how you plan on placing your 5x8 outdoor area rug. With this size, you’ll likely place it centered with outdoor seating, potentially under the front legs of the seats, or directly beneath a dining set. Otherwise, if you’re using your 5x8 outdoor rug indoors, there are many ways to position it, but most of the time, it is centered with your main seating, dining set, or bed.
Size/Shape: Next up, you should decide on what shape you want your rug to be, and then determine if that rug’s shape and size is right for the layout you have in mind. 5x8 outdoor area rugs are available as rectangular, oval, and other miscellaneous shapes. Playing with the rug’s shape is a fun way to work with unusual floor plans, but it’s also a cool way to add in unexpected style.
Pattern: With over one thousand options for 5x8 outdoor rugs, you may find yourself grappling with which pattern or design is best for you. First, choose which interior design style you tend to fall into. Are you looking to create a farmhouse vibe? Browse farmhouse, vintage, or even traditional patterns. If you fall into another style, look into that design and see what shapes and motifs often appear in it, and find a rug that uses those shapes/designs. The rug’s pattern can serve as a good connecting point to the other decor if it uses similar lines or designs.
Color: As important as the rug’s pattern is, the color of your 5x8 outdoor area rug is also essential in setting the style. If you already have the other decor, you can find an outdoor rug that uses similar colors and shares the decor’s tone. You’ll find that many outdoor rugs come in colors like black, beige, blue, grey, and other hues. Look for colors that fit your scheme, but make sure those colors share the same tone. Royal blue is a gorgeous color, but it doesn’t necessarily pair well with baby blue. So look for colors that invoke the proper tone and establish the proper mood for your space.
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