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Why Is 8x10 Rug Size The Most Common

Given the plethora of choices at your disposal, rug shopping can be a real pain! While they are at, most people tend to remain undecided over the size of the rug they should buy. Being at a market place crowded with aesthetically pleasing unique designs surely doesn’t help. Truth is to tell, there is nothing like an ideal rug size-it all about perceptions.  Yet during our experience, we have found 8x10 rugs uncannily popular amongst masses.

Before we go gaga over the reasons for mass popularity, let’s get some insight into the size and design. To begin with, 8x10 rugs are perfectly rectangular, only if it wasn’t obvious. Moving on, how big is 8x10 rug?  It is 8 feet by 10 feet (again only if it wasn’t obvious) or 240 cm by 300 cm. So basically the rug is around 80 square feet in area. Quick maths? Well, if you intend to avoid all those measurements, 8X10 rug is good enough for almost any room!

So what makes rugs 8X10 one of the most famous rug design? As I mentioned earlier, it is good enough for almost any room.  It’s not too small to look ridiculously absurd, neither too large to overdo décor. ‘Middle ground’ is one way to look at it. Usually, the cost does play a part too. Not that 8X10 carpets are cheaper than others, but because they often carry a middling price tag! Price tag, surely, shouldn’t be an issue when you buy from Rugknots for most of our collection is available at discount. In addition to that, when you buy your 8x10 oriental rug from RugKnots you are buying directly from a company that will promise you low prices and excellent customer service. 

Area Rug Sizing Guide With 8x10 Rugs

It can be difficult to visualize what 8 feet by 10 feet look like. That is why we created our ultimate rug sizing guide. We explained in vivid detail exactly what different rug sizes look like in various room sizes. Go check out and bookmark it. You will use it as you shop for rugs in all the rooms of your house. 

Why 8x10 Rugs Are the Best

8x10 oriental rugs are always a fantastic choice for every room in your home. They make amazing housewarming gifts and are the most popular rugs we sell because they are: 

  • Large & Luxurious
  • An Anchor to Furniture
  • Creator of Intimate Spaces
  • Amazing at Showing Off Rug Designs
  • Perfect for Layering

Works all Ways

We have already talked of the versatility of the rug size, but we can’t just get enough of it, can we? Regardless of it being an indoor carpet, outdoor carpet or an indoor-outdoor carpet 8x10 fits in anywhere. We couldn’t have just left out the most prized piece of the puzzle.

Large & Luxurious

8x10 area rugs are one of the most luxurious sizes we carry. As you unroll this rug and place it in your room, you will feel the elegance!  

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It fills your room with supreme beauty. What a conversation piece too! And I can't forget to mention that we only use organic dyes and New Zealand wool. This results in the softest feeling under your feet. 

Anchors Furniture

 All interior designers will tell you that to really anchor furniture, you need a large rug that is larger than the space around the furniture. When the rug is too small, the furniture floats off of the rug and it makes the room appear smaller. 

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With a large rug, it fills up space and gives every piece of furniture a large anchor. Just look at this example. All the furniture is anchored to the rug, with parts on and parts of the rug. If you are indeed looking for warmth in your cozy bedroom, why not just go for 8x10 shaggy carpets? Only a few rugs and very sizes offer more!

Creates Intimate Space

The very purpose of décor is to create an intimate space for conversations to happen. Whether it is an outdoor carpet 8x10 or you cozy living room rug, they all suffice in creating that space.

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People are naturally driven by what they see. If the furniture is arranged around a rug, it will naturally feel like a smaller place for people to congregate. 

Plus, no one can deny the warmth of a wool rug. It just feels comforting!

Shows Off The Rug Design

The oriental rugs at RugKnots are hand-knotted with intricate designs. There are floral loops and traditional shapes and patterns. And while our smaller rugs look fantastic, you really get a lot more WOW factor from the larger rugs. 

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This is because on larger rugs the flowers and shapes are larger so they stand out more. Every single knot was created with care. It just makes sense to want to show off these amazing designs. 

Perfect For Layering

Layering rugs is such a hot trend. This is seen most in eclectic and Boho decor. But I've also seen cottage and modern farmhouse decor with rugs layered tastefully. 

Start with an 8x10 rug. Then, choose a color opposite of the rug underneath. So if the bottom rug is a dark red, place a beige on top. This makes both rugs pop and really catches everyone's eye!

Where To Buy 8x10 Area Rugs

You can purchase rugs at a local rug gallery. Keep in mind you will be paying extra for the overhead costs associated with operating a rug gallery. 

Buy 8x10 Area Rugs Online

Save money by buying your area rugs at factory-direct prices. Without the overhead fees, you save money automatically. RugKnots also does not charge shipping and offers a money-back guarantee. 

You can contact us with questions here on our website or via Facebook. We want to help you find the rug of your dreams, without overpaying.

What Kind of 8x10 Rug Is Best

Always buy authentic, 100% wool, hand-knotted rugs.  You can learn about why polypropylene is dangerous and doesn't last long on our blog post. The best thing about 8x10 wool area rugs is they can be overdyed and even reused in patchwork quilts. Plus, as they age, they wear beautifully! 

At RugKnots, we use wool from New Zealand sheep and organic dyes. Plus all our rugs are hand-knotted. This all produces a rug of outstanding quality and beauty!  

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