How an 8x8 Square Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
An 8x8 square rug can highlight your room’s decor by connecting to the overarching color scheme, fitting into the same style, and reinforcing the tone of the space. Your rug shouldn’t detract from the decor; instead, it should use similar style and design elements so that it harkens back to the decor and encourages each piece to shine as a part of the grand design.
Decorating With an 8x8 Square Rug
When you’re decorating with an 8x8 square area rug, you don’t have to settle for just any old rug. There’s plenty of options to sift through in terms of materials, pile height, color palette, pattern, and other key aspects. All this goes to show just how many options are out there for square 8x8 rugs and how you can find one that’s just rightt for your home.
Choosing Which 8x8 Square Rug is Right for You
Since there are so many choices out there, you may be wondering how to narrow your search and find your perfect rug. Well, one way to go about it is to consider these key areas.
Position: Early on, you should decide on the room’s layout and where you want to position your rug within that. These general guidelines will help guide you along the way.
Living Room: Oftentimes, 8x8 square rugs are used to ground your main seating area. You may have the rug in front of the seats, under their front legs, or a bit further under the chairs.
Dining Room: When you add a rug to your dining room, the shape of the rug should mirror the shape of the table. Plus, be sure that you have about two feet of extra space on each side/end so there’s plenty of room to move the chairs around.
Bedroom: You can use an 8x8 square rug in the middle of a bedroom if you have nothing else to establish visual interest in that space, or you can layer it with your bed. Oftentimes, 8x8 rugs are laid fully under the bed, under the bottom two thirds of it, or along one side of the bed.
Kitchen/Bathroom: Most kitchens and bathrooms will use smaller rugs due to lack of space, but if you have larger rooms, you can use a square 8x8 rug in the middle of the space or in a key corner of it.
Outdoors: Finally, you can add style to your deck, patio, or porch with an 8x8 square outdoor rug. For layout ideas, refer back to similar indoor spaces.
Size/Shape: Even though you’ve narrowed your search to 8x8 square rugs, this is a good time to make sure that the dimensions are the best and you want to stick with the shape. Of course you can go up or down in size with square rugs, but if the size is right, you can also consider 8x8 round rugs, which will cover roughly the same area but convey a softer tone due to their rounded edges.
Pattern: Within 8x8 square area rugs, you have plenty of options with different patterns. Some common designs include persian, oriental, geometric,and boho, although there are plenty of other patterns too. This is also a good moment to consider the rug’s material, since each one has a different texture and durability. For example, square wool rugs are often known for their durability and ease of cleaning while braided rugs are popular for their texture and tone.
Color: Your rug’s color palette is a key area in connecting to the rest of the decor and the room. Popular colors like grey, white, black, beige, blue, and red all come in different combinations and shades, which means you can find a color palette that conveys the same tone as the rest of your room and reinforces your existing color scheme.
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