How to Pick the Right Rug Size for Your Dining Room?
There are two basic considerations when you’re figuring out the : the shape of your and the of your . for your
Dining Room Table Size (by number of chairs)
Rug Size in Feet
6'x9' or 8'x10' Rug
8'x10' or 9'x12' Rug
How Large is Your Dining Room Table?
The first thing you should consider is how large your is.
Large Dining Room Table
Typically, a “large” will include 8-10 chairs.
For a 10-chair . , a 10’x14′ performs well for this larger
If you are planning on having 8 chairs at the , then a that is approximately 8’x10′ or 9’x12′ will be the best choice.
Medium Size Dining Room Table
Medium-sized tables often consist of 4 to 6 chairs.
For a 6-chair , a 6’x9′ or 8’x10′ sized will suffice.
Small Size Dining Room Table
- 2 Chair Table
- 4 Chair Table
Small tables typically consist of 2 to 4 chairs. For these sized tables, a can work great.
For 4 tables, consider a 5’x8′ sized .
For 2 tables, a smaller 4’x6′ will work great.
What Shape is Your Dining Room Table?
The shape of your will help you determine what you need.
There are three standard shapes of tables: square, rectangle, and round.
If your is a square shape, you need to get a . You will notice that the rectangle is almost the same shape as a square, but longer in length.
If your is a rectangle, you need to get a .
If your is a round shape, then you need to get a .
Round tables and standard rugs often don’t go well together. The different shapes can be a contrast, and standard rugs can make round tables look less compact and elegant.
When it comes to round tables, 4-6 tables are most often used in homes.
For a 4-chair , a 6′ will look wonderful.
For a 6-chair , opt for an 8′ .
Keeping with best practices, consider keeping 18-24 inches of the to run past the edge of the top of the .
Determine Rug Placement
The dining is the centerpiece of the . As such, it needs to be surrounded by compliments that can enhance its beauty and make it stand out. One of the ways to achieve this is by adding a to the floor.
When deciding where to put the , the most important thing is to decide what it is you are trying to accomplish. Are you looking to set a tone? Are you looking to establish a flow between ? Are you looking to create a focal point? in a
All of these are important questions that need answering before deciding on . For example, if the and kitchen are very close, then it may be a good idea to place a between the two areas to allow for traffic flow and to add a dash of color. If the and kitchen are far apart and have separate entrances, then it is still a good idea to add a to act as a visual and functional divider.
Follow The 24" Rule
This rule requires that your should extend at least 24” beyond the edges of your dining so that your chairs won’t touch the floor when you move them back.
Dining Room Rug Size FAQs
How much space do you need to pull out a chair?
The perfect is four feet longer and wider than the . This allows for 18 to 24 inches on each side of the so you and your guests can slide out without worrying about falling off the edge of the . for a
Does the living room rug and dining room rug have to match?
The short answer is no, but the longer one is more complicated. Interior designers seem torn on this subject.
There’s nothing wrong with a mismatch, but unless you have a compelling reason to do so, you should choose rugs that are in the same color family. It goes without saying that you should not choose a that’s in the same pattern family, but a small difference in scale — a and a small one, for example — looks fine.
What types of rugs work well in dining rooms?
It is important to choose a will add a touch of elegance, but it is a more difficult material to maintain. that is both durable and easy to clean. A wool in a
Nylon rugs are also a good choice since they are stain-resistant.
A with a thick pile is more difficult to clean, so be sure to select a with a lower pile if you have children or pets.
Do I need a Rug Pad?
Yes, you need a , even if the is small and the is light. A is more than a piece of décor, it is also a piece of . And any piece of that sits on top of a hard floor can benefit from a layer of padding beneath it.
A rug pad for rugs will help your to last longer because the will protect the from possible damage caused by the , chairs, and feet of family members.