How To Choose  The Perfect Dining  Room Rug

Finding a great dining room rug sounds impossible but I assure you – it’s not! Learn my tips on how to choose the perfect dining room rug and you’ll be thrilled with your new rug for years to come. 

Area rugs are the foundation for making a room feel complete! The perfect rug can ground the space, create a “zone” in an open-concept home, add texture, and even provide a soft place to land.

The simplest way to state it – don’t skimp on the size of the rug! Buying a rug that is too small for the dining area is one of the most common decorating mistakes. 

Things To Ponder Before You Buy - The Right Size

When it comes to picking the shape of your dining room rug, you need to consider two things; the shape of the room and the shape of the table. 

What's The Best Rug Shape?

You want to choose a rug that has a low pile, a flat weave, or one made of eco-friendly materials including 100% organic cotton, recycled denim, and recycled polyester. 

What Is The Best Material?

Put your fear aside and go with indoor / outdoor rugs made with materials which are perfect for areas where spills or messes can often occur. 

But What About Messes & Stains?

If your new dining room rug is the first purchase for this space, you can use the rug as a tool to design and decorate the rest of the room. 


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