8 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Dining Room Rug

Serving as an accent piece and an anchor for your space, a dining room rug transforms the overall look of a space and forms a foundation on which you can build a room that is both well-appointed and welcoming.

What type of rug is best for a dining room?

Ready to stand up to high-traffic and potential spills and stains, a flat-weave, medium, or low pile-height rug makes it easy for dining chairs to be pulled out and slid back in, while natural fibers such as jute, cotton and wool are easier to clean at home with minimal effort when you’re faced with the inevitable red wine or tomato sauce spill. When choosing color, use your surroundings as inspiration, take into account your decor, furniture and wall color to choose a rug that blends in, or stands out, effortlessly.

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Determine the right size rug for your dining room

When trying to determine which size rug is best for your dining room, a good rule of thumb to follow is too big is always better than being too small. Ensuring there is 24 inches of rug on all sides of the dining table allows enough space for guests to pull out their chairs without tripping over the rug, while 36 inches of space between the table and wall of your dining room ensures guests can get up and move around with ease.

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