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October 26, 2021 | by Soleil Tierney

When choosing an area rug for any room, the size, placement, the materials used in its construction are all integral to ensuring it helps pull your space together. Keep these tips in mind when making your selection.

The centerpiece of most Dining Rooms is the dining table and chairs. Any area rug choice must be working with the position of the table and chairs in the room. The key is to choose the appropriate size for your space, so that it is capable of accommodating these elements.

If you are unsure what size is best for your space, consider adding at least 30 inches beyond the backs of the chairs when they are all pushed in. This will allow for plenty of flexibility when chairs are pulled out, to keep the legs on the rug.

Rug Size and Position

• Your area rug is an opportunity to add warmth, color, pattern, and texture to your space.
• Select an area rug that can handle a dining table at its largest size, including any extensions or leaves.
• When chairs are pulled out, they should remain on the area rug surface.

For centuries, artisans creating rugs used wool. It’s a durable fiber that can stand up to heavy traffic areas as well as provide amazingly elegant aesthetics. Wool is handcrafted with smooth, long-lasting fibers that immediately capture a timeless tradition for any Dining Room d?cor.

Natural fiber area rugs are popular for their organic feel. Whether it’s cotton or silk, sea grass and sisal, or jute and wool, these materials are very durable and can bring a unique look and feel to a room.

Synthetic area rugs are made from non-natural materials such as nylon, polypropylene, and polyester, manufactured by machine in a factory. Offering bring and vibrant color schemes—and affordable prices—synthetic fibers create very durable area rugs that are typically stain resistant.

Rug Materials

• Durability is best with wool.
• Natural and synthetic fiber rugs offer endless color/pattern designs and are often stain resistant.
• Cost is often determined by manufacturing process and if something is handmade or machine-made.