Colorful Overdyed 8 x 11 Rugs
Do you want a rug to create a separate, sociable area in your living room? If so, 8 x 11 is a good size to achieve this. The couch and armchairs can sit half on and half off the rug, with a coffee table at its center. This makes the perfect “island” for your furniture. It’s also a good size to keep your toes cozy in the bedroom, and will easily fit under a Queen size or full size bed.
We have 8 x 11 area rugs in all kinds of hues. However, if you’re looking for something really vibrant, have you considered an overdyed rug? Overdying is a process that results in beautifully colored rugs, with colors that are brilliantly rich and shimmering.
What is an overdyed rug? It’s simply an antique rug which has been decolorized then had a new dye applied over the whole thing. It’s a superb way of restoring an older rug and creating an exciting new look. Firstly, the rug is gently washed to ensure it’s clean, then it’s desaturated using Thiox and soda ash mixed in warm water. This removes a lot of the original color while retaining the original delicate patterning. The rug is submerged in a bath of vegetable dye to add the new color, rinsed, and hand washed. The rug then gets to lie in the sun as it dries, to set the new color.
The final result is an area rug in a breathtakingly vibrant shade, which still has the original pattern showing through the overdye. It’s a modern look, which works well in contemporary settings. The luscious and often warm colors work so well placed on top of floor boards or tiles, adding a contrasting soft texture against the smoothness of the floor. They are the perfect way of adding an interesting accent color, and look extremely striking with modern, pale-colored walls and furniture.
8 x 11 Rugs In Natural Shades
If you’d prefer something more subtle, 8 x 11 rugs are also available in a variety of natural shades. Try a Ziegler rug, with their characteristic warm, earthy tones and intricate designs. Ziegler rugs were originally designed for western tastes, and are named after a German company (although the rugs were still made by Pakistani weavers). Ziegler took traditional designs and gave them a subtle fawn and beige palette which is especially fitting with natural or neutral decor.
All the dyes we use are made from natural vegetable ingredients, which last longer than synthetic dyes as well as being more vibrant shades. Whether you want a discreet palette like the ones found in many Ziegler rugs, or you’re looking for the bright zing of an overdyed rug, these wonderful natural dyes will give you the color you’re after.
The Best Points Of Our 8 x 11 Area Rugs
- Hand-knotted by expert weavers in Pakistan
- Dyed with traditional vegetable dyes which produce stunning colors
- A very high knot count per square inch
- Made from 100% New Zealand wool
- Cruelty-free wool sourcing
- Hypoallergenic and allergy free
- Gently hand washed with great care to give a wonderfully soft finish