How a 8x10 Abstract Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
An 8x10 abstract rug can highlight your room’s decor by adding to your room’s color scheme or even by serving as the basis of the palette if you’re designing from the floor up. Outside of the color palette, you can also look at the rug’s overall design and color blocking patterns and connect those to similar pieces of art. When you find subtle ties between the rug and the other decor, you can successfully create a unified space where each piece gets its moment in the sun.
Decorating With a 8x10 Abstract Rug
While it’s true that 8x10 abstract rugs commonly appear in modern homes, these rugs are versatile enough to appear in many different styles. Like abstract artwork, meaning is found in the eye of the beholder, so if you find a rug with lots of blues and teals and you want to decorate a nautical or coastal space, go for it! A lot of the rug’s interpretation comes from the decor that it's paired with, so be intentional with those connections.
Choosing Which 8x10 Abstract Rug is Right for You
As you look for your perfect 8x10 abstract rug, consider these areas to help you narrow your search and find the rug that’s right for you.
Position: One of the first steps is to decide where you want to place your 8x10 abstract area rug in relation to the other furniture and within that room’s space. There are no set rules, so take the following ideas as starting points and inspiration.
Living Rooms: In medium living rooms, you can place an 8x10 abstract rug centered with your main seating. It’s common to have the rug either completely in front of the furniture, under their front two legs, or a little bit further under them.
Bedroom: If your bed is the main focal point, use a 8x10 abstract rug centered under the bed, whether it’s halfway under the bed or under the bottom one third of it. Another option is that you can center the rug in the middle of the bedroom itself if the bed is off to one side.
Dining Room: If you have a small/medium dining room table, then you can use a 8x10 abstract area rug under the table just as long as there’s enough room for the chairs to sit comfortably on the rug at all times.
Outdoors: 8x10 abstract rugs are available as outdoor rugs, so you can stylize every area of living space! For layout ideas, look at similar indoor spaces for inspiration.
Material/Thickness: Material comes into play when you’re looking for a specific texture, durability, and height. Common materials include polyester, viscose, wool, and many more. If you want something especially durable, shop through outdoor rugs, since they’re made to stand up to harsher elements. Otherwise, there are washable 8x10 abstract rugs you can look at as well.
Design: 8x10 abstract rugs come in many different designs, and each one can convey its own tone. Some abstract rugs will use swirls and softer shapes to swirl colors together while other rugs may use color blocking to keep each hue distinct from the one next to it. Find a design that is not too busy or too basic for your space and find ways it may subtly connect to your other decor, such as a marble abstract rug connecting to a tabletop or coaster.
Color: Your rug’s color palette has a big part in defining the overarching style and tone. 8x10 gray abstract rugs are popular, but you’ll find many others include black, gray, or beige as their main color. Beyond that, there are abstract rugs that use blue, green, orange, and other colors, though the intensity of those colors and what they’re combined with makes the tone vary greatly from rug to rug. Once again, look for an 8x10 abstract rug that’s color scheme is similar to other items in the room and conveys the proper tone.
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