- First, consider function. Always!
The first and most obvious question is, do you need a dining table rug? What purpose is it going to make including one and what are the reasons you are considering one?
We aren’t here to talk you out of the idea, as the right dining table rug can definitely make the room. But you also don’t necessarily need one, just because.
Dining Rugs are included in our home designs to add a focal point and help zone a room, especially in the ever-popular open-plan living areas. They add softness underfoot, can help dampen sound in overly noisy areas with lots of hard surfaces as well as add a crucial layer of texture, colour, and pattern. They can also protect flooring especially if the dining space involves many chairs and you enjoy entertaining!
Times we would opt to go without a dining table rug would be how close the proximity is to the living room rug, as you need breathing space and a balance of materiality. If the space was tight and just did not allow enough room for a suitable size (remember you need to leave about 50cm on either side of the rug so chair legs remain on the rug when being pulled out.)