How a Mid Century Modern 8x10 Rug Can Highlight your Room Decor
Designing a space that fits into the mid century modern style means that you enjoy the simple furniture designs and artwork of the past. This style is best known for being both functional and beautiful and using materials like glass, vinyl, wood, and other materials to create unique spaces. So, if you’re looking to create a space that is unique design wise and reflects your personal flair, adding a mid century modern 8x10 rug can be the perfect piece to tie together your design or serve as the focal point.
Decorating with a Mid Century Modern 8x10 Rug
Geometric shapes and curved lines are common features of mid century modern 8x10 rugs, and depending on how far you want to lean into that design, you can choose a rug that has a pattern and color scheme that fits into the old fashioned mid century modern design or choose a rug that has commonalities with other design styles like the aztec patterns associated with boho decor and the simple geometric patterns you see with modern decor. Whether you’re looking to recreate mid century modern style as it used to be or you’re looking to bring it into the modern day, you can find a mid century modern 8x10 area rug that suits your needs.
Choosing which Mid Century Modern 8x10 Rug is Right for You
There are so many options out there for mid century modern 8x10 rugs that you may know where to even begin. To help guide you along the way, here are some areas to think through and guidelines on how to choose a rug that’s perfect for your home.
Position: The first step is to determine how you plan on doing the layout of your room and how the rug plays into that. There are no set rules for a right or wrong way to do layout, but here are some rough ideas.
Living Room: In a living room, you’ll often find a 8x10 rug is either centered completely beneath the furniture, under the front two legs of the furniture, or centered in front of/in the middle of it.
Bedroom: In bedrooms, you’ll see rugs that are placed centered entirely beneath the bed, under the bottom ? of it, or elsewhere. If your bed is pushed to one side of the room, you can always center the rug in the middle of the room itself, and you can even have the bed overlap with it a little bit.
Dining Room: Rugs often look most natural when they’re centered beneath the dining room table and have enough excess that the chairs sit comfortably on the rug whether they’re pushed in or not.
Outdoors: You can also decorate with a mid century modern 8x10 rug outdoors by a seating area, dining area, or other functional space.
Size: You have already narrowed down your shopping to an 8x10 mid century modern rug, but now that you’ve gathered some ideas for how to position the rug, now’s a good opportunity to reevaluate and confirm that an 8x10 rug is the right size for your space with the layout you have in mind.
Pattern: Mid century modern 8x10 area rugs come in a variety of patterns, with some holding to the original spirit of the design while others are great segways between mid century modern and other relevant design styles. Common patterns for mid century modern rugs include geometric shapes, lines, and rounded curves. The density of the pattern, its overall complexity, and how many colors are incorporated into the pattern are all factors that help set the tone of the room and inspire what decorations you pair with the rug, so when you find a rug that you like, go through the checklist in your head to make sure it fits the bill for all the areas that are important to you.
Colors: Speaking of colors, they’re a key part of determining the rug’s mood and the mood of the entire room. The original mid century modern design tended to use bright colors like teal and orange, so if you want to have a blast to the past in your space, choose a rug that uses those colors in vibrant and eye-catching ways. However, if you’re blending your mid century modern 8x10 rug with another style, choose colors that overlap with that style. Black and white are a common color palette for modern design, and you can even use faded colors with a more subdued version of boho style. Whatever styles you’re blending (or not blending) you can find a color scheme that blends mid century modern design with your personal flair.
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