How to choose the best size rug for your dining room
Adding a rug under your dining table can have many positive benefits, such as extra cushioning and warmth underfoot while seated at your dining table, protection for your floors from your dining table and chairs, and an extra layer of class and sophistication to your dining room. However, it is important to select the right rug size for your dining table to maximise these benefits.
When choosing a rug for under your dining table, consider the other decor in the room, such as artwork, furniture upholstery, and wall colours, to choose a rug that will complement and suit your dining room. Additionally, a darker, patterned rug can be a good choice to disguise any permanent stains that may occur. If you must choose a lightly coloured rug, try to choose one with a detailed pattern rather than a plain light colour.
The most important thing to remember when choosing the size of the rug under your dining table is to ideally leave enough space for the rug to cover the dining table and chairs when all the chairs are pulled away from the table to seat guests. As a general rule of thumb, adding approximately 60 - 80cm to each side of the table is a good way to determine the ideal rug size for your dining table.
If you have a round dining table, a round rug is the best choice to emphasise the shape of your table. For example, if you have a 10 seater dining table that is size 200cm x 110cm, adding 60cm to each side would give you a rug size of 320 x 230cm. This is a standard rug size and there would be plenty of rugs to choose from in this exact size.
For the rug to cover a little more space when the chairs are pulled out, and make getting into the chairs slightly easier, adding 80cm to each side give us a rug size of 360 x 270cm. In this case, if the room is large enough, you could upgrade to a more common standard size rug of 400 x 300cm, if you are unable to find a 360 x 270cm rug.
Can you put a round table on a rectangle rug? Yes, you can put a round table on a rectangle rug, but it is important to make sure that the rug is large enough to accommodate the chairs when they are pulled away from the table. If you have a 6 seater dining table that is size in meters, it is important to consider the size of the table when choosing a rug. The average size of a 6 seat dining table is around 180cm x 90cm.
When choosing a rug for your dining room, it is important to consider the size of your dining table and chairs. A good rule of thumb for rug under dining table is to make sure that the rug is large enough to accommodate the chairs when they are pulled away from the table. This will ensure that the rug does not become a trip hazard.
When it comes to choosing a rug for your dining table, it is also important to consider the style of the rug. There are many different styles of rugs to choose from, such as shaggy rugs, traditional rugs, and modern rugs. It is important to choose a rug that complements the overall style of your dining room.
In addition to choosing the right size and style of rug for your dining room, it is also important to choose the right type of rug pad. A rug pad that is slightly smaller than the size of your rug is a helpful addition. With chairs being pulled and people going to and from the table constantly, it is best for long term maintenance and safety if the rug stays in place at all times.
Finally, please have a browse through our website for a wide selection of dining room rugs, including shaggy rugs, traditional rugs, and modern rugs. We also have a dining table rug size chart available to help you choose the perfect size rug for your dining room. Additionally, you can also find pictures of rugs under dining room tables on our website to help you visualise how a rug will look in your dining room. If you have any questions about choosing a rug for your dining room, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help you find the perfect rug for your home.