An 8×10 outdoor rug fits well into outdoor spaces no matter what their size may be. If you have an oversized patio that you aren’t sure what to do with, an 8×10 outdoor rug will help you define the space and determine ways to use it. If your space seems small, an 8×10 outdoor rug can help add some dimension and make it seem bigger, like an extension of your indoor space.
The sky is the limit when it comes to putting an 8×10 outdoor rug on your porch, balcony, deck, or patio. If your space is too large for just one rug, then add another and delineate the usage for each space (one for seating, one for dining) or read our related article about using oversized rugs to great effect. A small balcony in an apartment can be fully covered with an 8×10 outdoor rug and make it seem like a fun, covered extension of your indoor space. Leave the door open on nice days and enjoy the fresh breeze.
An 8×10 outdoor rug can help provide the mental layout for an outdoor room. Arrange seating options around the borders of the rug and you have a well-established outdoor living room. Wicker chairs at one end of the rug and a circular glass table can help create a small outdoor dining room.
If you’re putting together an outdoor space, here are some of the ways an 8×10 outdoor rug can help you.
8×10 outdoor rugs draw attention to the space
If your outdoor area is all grass, all concrete, or a wooden deck, then an 8×10 outdoor rug will stand out and draw your guests or family members to the designated space. In a large area, it can be hard to tell where you mean to host the event, eat dinner, or sit and talk. The background can also determine what kind of outdoor rug you should use. For bright green grass, consider getting a pattern that holds its ground, especially in a large space.
Rugs like this Blue Sandy Striped Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug from Rugs USA bring bright flowery colors to a green area while matching with the outdoor look. If your large outdoor space is typically brown or if you live in the southwest, a rug with a little bit of green can bring the color to your outdoor event.
8×10 outdoor rugs separate one area from the rest
In a small outdoor area, it might be hard to envision both a grilling area and a spot to eat dinner when the grill takes up the whole space. With an 8×10 outdoor rug, you can delineate a dining space and a cooking space. The grill can go on the uncovered side and the outdoor wicker couch with throw pillows goes on the other side, with a rug like this Multi Vintage Floral Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug.
If you want to make a child’s play area outside in your small space more versatile for the adults, a large outdoor rug can help make the difference. Children can still play on these sturdy, washable rugs without ruining them, but they can also make your space feel grown-up and stylish at the same time.
8×10 outdoor rugs can brighten a drab concrete area
Your slice of the concrete jungle deserves a unique texture or a colorful garden woven into a large outdoor rug. Concrete patios may not always look their best (especially if they’re a little older) so unroll a sturdy, durable outdoor rug to make your space bright and cheery. Here are a few options:
Braided rugs: Braided outdoor rugs are soft, durable, and stylish for an outdoor patio or deck. The texture of a braided rug stands out from a flat surface, making a tiny space like an outdoor island where you can plan a tiny getaway from the hustle and bustle of your home.
Flatweave rugs: Do you have a gorgeous bromeliad or a canna rhizome growing in a pot on your porch? Use a nice, simple flatweave outdoor rug to frame your natural piece of art. For the flora enthusiast, these rugs give the appearance of natural fibers without getting destroyed by water, dirt, or anything else that falls from your plant.
Floral rugs: Too lazy to grow plants? Maybe your outdoor climate is too hostile for the kinds of flowers you’d like to grow. You can still have a floral space with a large outdoor floral rug like this one. Better still, no watering or fertilizing is required!
8×10 outdoor rugs can make an unused outdoor space usable
Under the deck might seem like an odd outdoor space. You’re not sure what to do with it, but with the right lighting and a large outdoor area rug, you can make it a secret hideaway from the rest of the house. Consider an outdoor bar area, with a couple of lounge chairs and some strings of lights.
Find your outdoor rug at Rugs USA!
If you’re looking for the perfect large outdoor rug for your space, look no further than Rugs USA. These outdoor rugs come in multiple varieties, sizes that will fit all large and small spaces, and textures that match your needs.