A beautiful brown area rug can completely transform a living area or dining room. These beautiful creations bring life and warmth into your home, making it more inviting while showing off your style.
Why a Brown Area Rug (8x10)?
Some interior decorators think that the brown area rug might be the oldest design element in the books. Natural materials used for early weaving were, after all, usually brown. And early rugs were typically area rugs made to cover an ample space.
In truth, it's impossible to tell. Most early rugs were made from natural materials, and thus broke down long before archaeologists could study them, but it’s fun to think about.
An 8x10 brown rug is a popular design choice in homes around the world. It has a versatile color and aesthetic, allowing it to fit in with almost any décor style. Plus, brown doesn’t clash with many colors. The following examples are some of the many ways interior decorators use them in homes:
A solid brown 8x10 area rug layered under a 6x8 green area rug to give a room an earthy, welcoming air.
A thick brown 8x10 rug under a rectangular dining room table to ground the décor and make the sitting area plush.
Brown area rugs are useful, particularly in larger sizes, with almost every color and decorating style. From coastal to Oriental, with everything in between, any house can accommodate a brown rug.
A Closer Look at Brown Area Rugs
Brown area rugs aren’t just popular because they’re easy to use. Brown has deep meaning in both Feng Shui and color psychology. It’s associated with:
Wood or Earth
East or South
Looking at the above traits, it is easy to see why these beautiful rugs are used in so many homes. What room couldn’t use a balanced backdrop that promotes inner balance?
Interior decorators also love using brown rugs with brown accent walls and other earthy décor elements. Brown goes well with warm lighting and a variety of textures, regardless of whether you use light or dark brown.
Is a Brown Area Rug Right for Me?
An 8x10 brown rug is the right size for a 10x12 room. If your room is a little smaller, it can still work, but you want at least 6 inches of space between the walls and the edges of the rug.
Selecting the wrong size is the most prominent problem people have when purchasing rugs, however. Use your best judgment and, when in doubt, err on the side of too large instead of too small. A small rug can make a room seem awkward and messy.
Choosing the Perfect Brown Area Rug
As you look for your 8x10 brown rug, check the material and thickness of your options. You’ll want durable, thinner materials if your rug will be in a high-traffic space. For low-traffic zones, though, indulge in something thicker and more delicate.
Remember to select a quality pad to keep the rug from sliding. It'll also add that extra touch of cushion.
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