How to Choose the Perfect Area Rug for your Dining Room



Even if not every house has its own dining room, as this kind of room is mainly for the medium to big houses, when it comes to their decoration, one of the most important items that needs to be in every dining room is the rug.

Yet, some of the people don’t know how to choose the perfect area rug for the dining room, and therefore, at the end of the decorating process, all of the people that will enter in that room and will observe the rug, will certainly tell that it simply doesn’t fit in the general view.

So, before choosing a rug – the model, and more important, the size-, people should realize that in order to obtain a nice effect, then the rug should be of the same color as the biggest piece of furniture that there is in that room. So, assuming that we are talking by a classic dining room, then the rug should have the same color as the table, or at least, the color should respect the color of the table.

On the other hand, when it comes to choosing a size, there are 2 options available: either the owners choose to buy a big rug, rug that would cover most of the floor, either they buy a rug that would be just a little bit bigger than the table, so it would fit only the chairs and the table. While the first option is a bit old and rusty – and yet, it’s still used in some houses -, the second option is a bit more modern, and why not, it’s somehow cheaper than the first one. After all, a smaller rug is a cheaper rug, right? And the maintenance costs are way smaller.

Though, choosing a smaller rug isn’t always the smartest choice. For example, if you will watch the dinner parties from the embassies, you will see that the rug is almost as big as the whole room. And this thing, isn’t applicable just for the embassies, as most of the public institutions have big rugs, especially in the dining room, or in the press conference room.

Now, for a home, both of the above options are viable. Though, in order to make the rugs suit the room, remember to decorate the rest of the room properly, with appropriate colors, and both of the options will certainly do the trick.


Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on November 16th, 2010

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