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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Dining Room Rug

The dining room area rugs have gone beyond floor protection or creating a soft texture underfoot. Dining room rugs now doubled as aesthetics as it often complements the furniture and adds to the overall feel of the dining room.


Primarily, dining room rug helps protect the feet from cold floors and old looking floors. Choosing the right dining room rug is not limited to bare floor covering only, it can be used on a tiled floor and any other type of flooring.

Check 5 tips for choosing the right dining room rug below;


1. Rug Size

dining rug size
The rug size is one of the most important consideration while selecting your choice of dining rug. The dining room rug should be large enough to accommodate your dining table and chairs on it. When measuring for your dining room rug, don’t forget to take into account the length of your table fully extended. Measure the room to see how your rug fits in. It is advisable to leave equal amounts of space on the sides for a balanced effect. Choose a size that lets the rug end before it reaches the front legs of a sideboard, china cabinet, freestanding bar or any other furniture other than the table and chairs that you have in the room.

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2. Rug Shape

rug shape
Most dining room rugs come in rectangular shapes, but any other shape can fit in perfectly as long as your furniture is comfortable on the rug. A round rug should be used for a round table, but can also be used at dining rooms with less formal usability.

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3. Material

dining rug materials

A good dining rug material should be easy to clean. This is because the dining is primarily meant for eating, feasting and as such pulling back and forth of chairs can lead to food spill. Wool and fibre rugs are the best of rugs that can withstand a lot of wear and tear and can be easily cleaned up, but most wool materials are expensive. Man-made fibres and synthetics are easy to clean as well.

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4. Colour and Pattern

rug pattern

Colour and pattern provide the interesting look of your dining room. Consideration should be given to the colour scheme of your dining room as well as the furniture. The colour of your dining room rug creates an impression, whether to bring warmth or bring down the mood. Stripes rugs make the room look bigger and multicolour rugs has an advantage of keeping spills. It is advisable to choose a pattern that complements the room furniture, plain coloured rugs wth nice texture are the best deal for modern house design.

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5. The Rug Pad

rug pad

Rug pads are not very common features of houses in Nigeria and can only be found in a luxurious apartment. A dense rug pad makes the rug feel more plush and luxurious. A rug pad complements the actual rug and keeps the rug from shrinking and slight damages.



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