We put together this blog to inspire and delight rug lovers who are needing quality 8×10 area rugs. We don’t like to pick favorites (because they’re all our favorite ;-)), but we will focus on the beauty of these rugs and why we picked them in our BEST category.
8×10 area rugs are one of the most commonly purchased sizes of rugs. 9×12 area rugs are also very popular. But why is the 8×10 rug so perfect?
If you live in the Bay Area, then you know that many homes are not sprawling as it is a densely packed metropolitan area. The 8×10 area rug fits most rooms and works very well with a standard couch and chair. It also works very nice in bedrooms, kids rooms and play rooms.
There’s no end to the love we have for the 8×10 area rug. However, let us start with some of our favorites.
tree of life aryana rug
This gorgeous 8×10 area rug “Tree of Life” is very popular in our area rug showroom. It currently hangs upon our walls and gets a lot of attention. Something about the harmonious structure and beautiful cypress trees throughout draws people to this beautiful oriental rug. You can look at the design and find the symbols in rugs that are woven into this exquisite piece of art. This one is definitely a favorite amongst our clients.
rug fashion minus a few million dollars
Our next favorite 8×10 rug is definitely a favorite for its overall design and feeling. It is the only one of its kind in our area rug showroom. It has beautiful curvelinear designs and exquisite use of color with dark and lighter reds, golds and blues.
Ruby Rugs Aryana Beauty rug, reminds us a lot of a rug that was sold for $33.8 million dollars at Sotheby’s in 2013. It broke records when it sold. It’s called the Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet. Before auction, it was only estimated to sell at $9.6 million, but this rug surprised everyone.
The Aryana Beauty rug is nowhere near $33.8 million and thus comparatively speaking, is a fabulous deal for such a strikingly similar rug. Learn more about this rug and other expensive rugs.
We have to mention this next rug due its one of a kind beauty and playful elegance. This gorgeous 8×10 GABBEH is not typical of most gabbeh area rugs, but we definitely need to give it some attention and show it off. Not only is this rug rare in our showroom, but its one of the very few gabbeh rugs that are from Pakistan. The majority of the gabbeh’s we have in stock are from India or Iran. The Pakistani gabbehs are rare and this one because of its style and fun feeling makes this one of our favorites.
HIGH FASHION IN A MODERN 8x10 AREA RUG
We are no strangers to color here at Ruby Rugs and this gorgeous modern 8×10 area rug is definitely a show-stopper! We love how this is reminiscent of a gorgeous modern painting, except that it is perfect for your floors. Beautiful blues with dashes of red, orange and black to ground the piece is spectacular. This 8×10 rug is made with handspun wool and silk and woven onto a cotton foundation. The silk is raised which really pops the color. This is not a calming rug, but a rug to make a statement. For that reason it makes our list. Visit us today at our area rug store to see this beautiful piece in your home.
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A SUNSET IN A MODERN AREA RUG?
This next modern area rug is ever so beautiful because of its design. This 100% handspun wool rug on a cotton foundation has been made to appear like a sunset, like many we see here in the Bay. Gorgeous reds, oranges and golds simmering amongst backdrops of blues, greens and grays, makes this the perfect 8×10 area rug for those who like color. Although the texture of this hand knotted rug which can only be felt in the showroom is much like the Persian gabbeh, it is super soft silky wool and a little bit thicker which makes it feel plush on your feet. Get it today, while its still available in our area rug showroom!
SOOTHING SIMPLICITY AND MODERN COMFORT
Ok, the rugs we like are mostly in the highly “colorful” bracket. That’s why we had to pick at least one of our soothing and calming 8×10 rugs. This gorgeous handspun wool and silk area rug is just too beautiful not to mention. Like the swirl of foam from the ocean, this rug is dreamy. With soft shades of gray swirling with subtle blues and gold and even a hint of black, this design is so serene. Despite its monochromatic look, it is highly detailed and a very artfully woven rug. Modern elegance and comfort in one rug. Take it home today to enjoy forever.
No matter what style you like, at Ruby Rugs we have a fabulous collection of 8×10 area rugs that are sure to please even the most picky. If you want bold and beautiful, or soft and subtle, we have styles for you to choose from in traditional or modern.
If you live in the Bay Area, you should definitely visit Berkeley to find our incredible selection of 8×10 rugs.