You might wonder what to do when you purchase a home with an octagonal-shaped room. This unique shape seems odd at first glance, and provides significant decorating challenges that only an octagonal rug can solve. These uniquely shaped rugs provide the perfect fit since they have the same shape and perfectly nestle inside the room. Using rugs of other shapes in an eight-sided room simply doesn’t work well. With these unique rooms, you need a perfect match, so the rug shape and room shape complement one another.
You do not need to custom craft a rug in this shape unless you want a 4x4 octagon rug, 5x5 octagon rugs, or 6 foot octagon rugs. You can shop our selection which offers six choices in octagonal rugs to add to your décor, each of which suits any traditional or transitional décor.
Measure your room before purchasing an octagonal rug. You need to determine the room size, so you can choose the right carpet for your room. The options here at LuxeDecor measure 7’ 7” or 8’ in total area. You can choose an octagon carpet that nearly fills the room or use one as an accent in a large conservatory.
These rugs typically fill a large space to pull together seating in a room or to provide a focal point for the room, such as with an octagon bathroom rug or an octagon kitchen rug. In the case of smaller rooms, it can function as wall-to-wall carpet.
The geometric shape of an octagonal rug provides visual weight. You can use a geometric rug to tie together the color palette of any room or to introduce texture. You can also use a geometric carpet to offset or accent an organic, small pattern. You can choose to add vibrancy to your room or subtlety, depending on whether you pick a rug with a punchy contrasting color or a tonal variation on the existing palette. You can make a print rug act as the focal point when you pair it with solid-colored furniture. You can also create balance in a room by choosing a rug that uses a complimentary print to other furniture in the room.
Decide whether you want a natural fiber or synthetic fiber rug. Most natural fiber rugs of this shape weavers craft from wool. Synthetic fibers could refer to acrylic, polyester, or other man-made fabric yarns.
These rugs all require vacuuming and spot cleaning. You will also need to periodically have them professionally cleaned.
Consider the colors and pattern of your existing décor. The selection here at LuxeDecor offers carpets in an octagon shape that feature floral designs and octagonal Oriental rugs. These creative octagonal rugs come in a multitude of colors including red, burnished orange, tan, cream, deep blue, olive green, and many others.
Choose from two types of octagonal-shaped carpets in our collection. These types refer to the manufacturing method of the rug:
Consider the room in which you want to use the octagonal rug. These rugs only work well in rooms with the same shape. These rooms appear more commonly in homes than you might expect. Typically, you will find octagon-shaped rooms like a bedroom, entertainment room, Florida room, sunroom, greenhouse, or gazebo. If you want to use a carpet in a gazebo, you need to purchase an octagon outdoor rug. These carpets use materials suited to exposure to the elements.
You can occasionally work an octagonal rug into the interior design of a rectangular room. They prove too jarring in a square room. When used in a rectangular room, the should define the space by setting off at least half of the room from the other. This works well in very large rooms.
You can use them under a conversation or dining area to define the space. Most of these rugs you can fit a loveseat and coffee table onto with another chair. You could also use these rugs beneath a dining table. When you use them under a dining table ensure that you leave at least 18 inches behind the chair, so that when an individual steps back from the table, their chair remains on the rug.
You can find octagon shaped rugs manufactured by Kas Rugs and Surya. These two manufacturers are the big players in the high-end octagonal rug market:
Whether you want to use octagonal rugs underneath a loveseat in your living room or a large 8’ by 8’ under your dining room table, you can find it here at LuxeDecor. Whether you need an orange Oriental octagonal rug, or a transitional burgundy and navy blue octagon rug, we carry it. You don’t need to order a bespoke octagonal rug because the selection here at LuxeDecor includes the octagonal rugs to complete your décor. Let us help you find the ideal octagonal rug for your décor to complete your octagonal room or set apart an area in your rectangular room.
To learn more about different rug shapes, read LuxeDecor's Rug Buying Guide.