Modern 5' x 8' Rugs

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8 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Dining Room Rug

Serving as an accent piece and an anchor for your space, a dining room rug transforms the overall look of a space and forms a foundation on which you can build a room that is both well-appointed and welcoming.

How To Choose A 5x8 Rug:

5x8 area rugs have many applications within your home. Start with deciding which room in your home you are shopping for and then you can decide which size, style, and colors are best for you. 5x8 rugs are typically used for living rooms, bedrooms, and lounge areas that are 7x10 or larger. For a living room, the rug would be used as an anchor piece, topped with a coffee table or ottoman and the seating selection would be placed around the exterior of the rug. For a bedroom, and more specifically full and twin-sized beds, the rug can be placed horizontally near the top of the bed, vertically next to the side of the bed, or horizontally at the top of the bed so just a portion of the rug is exposed. 5x8 rugs are perfect for setting a base for any seating group or small dining area, to have a soft touch underfoot and define specific space within your home.

What Color Rug Should I Get?:

When deciding what color rug you should get for any space in your home, you want to take into consideration the furniture, decor and lighting that is available in that space and/or the overall look you are trying to achieve. Take a look at the colors of the furniture and other accents within your space and if you are looking for a cohesive design, match the color of your rug to these pieces. For a more balanced, offset look, choose a complementary, yet contrasting color that blends nicely with your surroundings. Dark colors often make rooms feel smaller, while lighter designs open up a space and make it feel bright and airy. For a smaller room, try a light-colored option with a simple damask or trellis pattern to bring a more expansive feel to your space. If you’re concerned about your rugs in a high-traffic area, such as a bedroom, dining room. or hallway, a darker color is the best choice to hide any stains, spills, or dirt that may be tracked into your home.

What's The Best Material For A 5x8 Rug:

Material choice is incredibly important when selecting a new rug. Another key element in making a decision is understanding the level of foot traffic the room you are selecting the rug for will see. Rugs crafted from natural fibers such as 100% wool or sisal can stand up to everyday living and constant use, while maintaining their luster and form. Synthetic fiber rugs are ideal for hallways, playrooms, and outdoor spaces and are often easiest to clean. Also take into consideration the pile height of your rug. A thick, shag pile or viscose rug is best for providing a soft touch underfoot in a bedroom or living space, though is tougher to clean, while a short, dense pile of wool or cotton is ideal for dining rooms, bedrooms, and living spaces and is easy to vacuum or spot clean as needed.

Finding The Right Style For Your 5x8 Rug:

Equally as important, when choosing a new rug is deciding on the best color and pattern to effortlessly elevate your home. If the primary furniture in the room is a solid color, consider selecting a patterned rug to add some depth and a pop of design to your space. Neutral patterns such as damask, quatrefoil, or lattice look great in modern and coastal-style homes alike. Oriental-style rugs bring a regal and refined feel ideal for dining rooms and formal living spaces. Bold stripes, geometrics, and abstract patterns make an eye-catching statement and can act as a focal point in a wide variety of interior design schemes. For 5x8 rugs in a coastal, Scandinavian, or farmhouse-themed living space, colors such as ivory, blue, gray, white, and brown are fantastic options. For contemporary or highly modern-inspired areas such as bedrooms or lounge spaces, silver, black, red, green, and shades of gold are all possibilities. After you’ve chosen the color scheme you would like to stick to, decide on the style of rug that best fits your space. Shag rugs are tufted or woven and have a deep, thick pile to add softness to a space. Hand-knotted rugs are intricately crafted by artisans who hand-knot each piece of yarn on a loom, making for a durable and long-lasting option. Flatweave and tufted rugs offer a short pile, with either a flat or dense feel. Typically hand or machine woven, these rugs are great for high-traffic areas and pair well with a rug pad to keep them in place.