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The Rugs Warehouse Blog: Large Rugs for the Dining Room

Monday, May 7, 2012

Large Rugs for the Dining Room

Dining Room Rugs
When choosing a rug for the dining room it is important that the rug is large enough to sit underneath the table and provides a nice visual frame for the table as well. Taking measurements before purchasing large rugs is always a good idea to ensure that the rug will properly frame the dining table and that there will not be any awkward spacing problems. Although there are numerous types of large rugs for people to choose from ranging between patterned to solidly colored rugs, it is often best to pick a rug that matches your current dining room décor. 

Choosing the Right Rug Size and Shape
Since there are many different shapes for dining room tables, it is important that the large rugs for these rooms be a coordinating shape. For example, round or oval dining room tables will look the best when they are sitting upon large round or oval rugs. On the other hand, a square or rectangular dining room table should sit atop a square or rectangular rug with similar dimensions. It is always a good idea to choose a rug that is a little bit larger than the table because when the chairs are pulled out from under the table they will not hit the edge of the carpet and fall onto hard wood floor. It is better if the chairs have room to smoothly slide out all the way on top of the rug.

Dining Room Rugs: Solid or Patterned?
As a general rule of decorating, it usually looks better when patterned furniture sits on a plain rug, or when plain furniture sits atop a patterned rug so there is some variation in the room's overall décor.  Dining room furniture is usually very plain and does not contain patterns so it is a good idea to put down a patterned rug underneath the table. Though a plain or solidly colored rug can be chosen, it is best to keep an open mind when it comes to patterns because they can create an interesting dimension to the dining room space.


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