If you've been searching for a way to add some drama to your space or you'd just like to divide up a big room into smaller areas, a round rug is a perfect choice! 8' round rugs create a visual anchor in a room and can draw the eye to other features in a room that you may want to accent: think furniture, a fireplace, or a beautiful piece of art.
8 foot round rugs are a fantastic way to create visual zones in a larger open area helping to visually divide the room into separate spaces. Because rugs are easy to change, you can also use round rugs to update the style of your space and create better flow throughout your home. Here are a few of the best ways to use large round rugs to bring some style and drama to your home:
Room By Room
8 foot round area rugs are great in just about every place in your home. Here are some of our favorite go-to spots:
In the dining area: These days, most homes have an open concept design that is great for family living, but does make it difficult to carve out designated spaces visually. Using a large 8' round rug under a dining table in the eating area of your open concept floor plan will draw the eye to the table and visually anchor that dining space in the room.
In the playroom: Using a round rug in the playroom creates a designated spot for playing and draws attention away from the toys and toy storage around the edges of the room. A brightly colored shag or braided rug can be a fun focal point and give your kiddos a soft and comfortable place to sit and play.
In the living room: If you have a large living room with awkward corners, the best solution is to use an 8' round area rug to soften the corners and make the center of the room the focal point. Couches or comfortable chairs on top of round rugs will help ground the space and make those sharp angles or corners fade into the background. You can also use multiple smaller round rugs to divide the room into a TV area, conversation area or reading nook to help break up a room.
In the family room: In a large open concept space or loft area, a round rug can create the illusion of a family room or relaxation space that is separate from the rest of the space. The large round rug can also be used in front of a fireplace to draw attention to the fireplace and create a comfortable place for pets to sleep.
In the mudroom: A heavy duty round rug in the mudroom can be a great drop zone for muddy shoes and boots, bookbags, coats, and other items so that your kids can get their shoes and coats off and then put them away. A colorful round rug can also make a room that is normally a little drab look colorful and fun.
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