Dining room rugs 8x10 are perfect for dining tables that seat four to six guests. Adding a rug to your dining room anchors the furniture, making this space feel more comfortable and inviting. It can also protect your floors from sliding chairs and add a dose of color to the room’s decor.
As you browse our wide selection of dining room area rugs 8x10, we hope you’ll enjoy our options from top brands like Amer Rugs, Dynamic Rugs, Kaleen, Safavieh, Surya, and many more. With rugs in almost any color, style, material, or pattern you can imagine, there’s something for everyone’s tastes.
Using Dining Room Rugs 8x10
The most important thing to check before you start choosing your favorite dining room rugs 8x10 is size. Ideally, you want to have 18"-24" of the rug on each side of the table so your guests can slide out their chairs without falling off the edge. This means measuring your table and chair set and checking it against your rug size.
Anything that seats more than six people will likely need a larger rug. We recommend using dining room rugs 9x12 for larger six-person tables. Some smaller eight-person tables also work well on 9x12 rugs, but most will call for dining room rugs 10x14 or 12x15.
Below, we’ve highlighted some of the most important aspects to consider when picking your favorite dining room area rugs 8x10. Keep reading for more inspiration and tips.
Think About Color
Most rooms should follow a color palette of four to five colors that work well together. If you don't know your dining room's color palette, look at the existing color scheme or pick a new one if you're redecorating. Choose a rug that matches one or more colors from your dining room's color palette.
For example, a dining room blue and gray rug would work well in a soothing minimalist-style space with a blue, gray, white, and tan color palette. A vintage red, white, and black dining room rug with a traditional pattern might look nice in a traditional dining area with a red, white, black, tan, and gold color scheme. For something more modern, you might try a dining room turquoise rug with a geometric pattern.
Pick the Right Material
Pick a material that can stand up to the traffic and exposure in your dining room. Also, consider how frequently you host dinner guests and how common spills or messes are. You want something that you can keep clean for years to come, and you’ll need to pick your material accordingly.
Typical materials to choose between include wool, cotton, polypropylene, jute, and sisal. Wool is the most delicate on the list, being vulnerable to moisture and soil exposure. Cotton and jute are good medium-traffic options. Polypropylene and sisal might work well for higher traffic dining rooms with more exposure to moisture, soil, shoe traffic, and messes.
Most rug manufacturers include cleaning and care instructions, so do your research before you buy to make sure you get the best rug for your space.
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