I’ve always loved the look of rugs in a dining room. Something about the graphic on the floor set against (or to distract from?) the legginess of the table and chairs just makes me happy. However, as the mother of four young kids, I’ve come to view dining room rugs with a pretty critical eye. Can they gracefully handle spilled grape juice? Will you see this morning’s (or, let’s be honest, yesterday’s) smashed cheerios? Will the stain of an errant strawberry live with us forever?
After a bit of study, I think it’s not entirely impossible to have kids AND a stylish dining room rug, if the latter is chosen wisely.
A Persian rug like this one is an excellent choice for a kid-friendly yet non-juvenile rug in the dining room. Often, Persian rugs have the most concentrated patterns at the center and edges of the rug, which (depending on the size of rug and its proportion to table) is helpful in masking eating zone mishaps. The colors in this rug are bright but not overbearing; they add character without being a diva. And, really, Persian rugs plus Louis chairs? A match made in heaven.