Dining Room Rug Ideas

Looking for your new favorite rug to complement your dining room? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you use your dining room for nightly family dinners, fancy dinner parties, or twice-a-year holiday gatherings, which rug you choose can make a big difference.

In this guide, you’ll learn which type of dining room rug collection is right for your home, how to place a rug in your dining room, and some of the best dining room rug ideas.

How To Place a Rug in a Dining Room

While having the perfect dining room rug for your home decor is important, there are two general rules of thumb to follow when it comes to placing the rug in the dining room. The first is to make sure there is at least one foot of space between your rug and the surrounding walls. Second, your dining room chairs and table should ideally be completely on the rug, both when they’re pulled in and when people are sitting there. This means the rug will probably be bigger than you think! So before making your purchase, you should measure the space between the walls of your dining room and your dining room table.

Dining room rugs come in various sizes, including 6x9, 8x10, 9x12, and 10x14. Of course, there are no hard rules to the exact size rug to purchase. It will all depend on the size of your dining room table, the size of the room itself, and your personal preference.

Choosing Your Dining Room Rug Pattern

When selecting your new dining room rug, consider if it is being purchased for function or aesthetics. The answer is likely both! Do you want your rug to have a bold, unique design? Or maybe you prefer its design is quieter, with subtle colors, serving as a background piece to your furniture. If you have distinct or loud furniture pieces, consider a more subtle rug, and vice versa. But never forget: sometimes more is more. These are a few considerations to keep in mind when selecting your rug in addition to measuring your dining room space.

Dining Room Rug Collections For Every Decor

Jute Rugs

If versatility is what you need in your dining room, a jute or jute-style rug is the ideal fit. These natural-fiber rugs are durable and available in every shape, size, and color, making them the quintessential dining room rug.

Washable Rugs

In a perfect world, you'd never spill anything on your rug. In the real world, that’s not likely to happen—especially in the dining room. We think the best dining room rugs are a marriage of form and function. Does it get any better than washable dining room rugs? These rugs make cleaning easy: simply throw them in your washer after a dinner party or family gathering.

Shag Rugs

The beauty is in the details with a shag rug. Hand-knotted with only the finest wool, our shag rugs contain both a durable feel and are design-forward with their exotic lines and shapes.

Flatweave and Kilim Rugs

These are one of our favorite dining room rug ideas. Whether vintage or new, flatwoven rugs are always made by hand, which adds a beautiful detail to your dining room. Because they have no pile, they’re easier to clean when it comes to spilled food. Just make sure to use a rug pad.

Oriental-Style Rugs

If you want to add a classic vibe to your dining room, the Oriental rug is the best option. These vintage rugs typically have a medium pile, made with a signature hand-knotted technique that will give your dining room a timeless feel.

Cut-pile Rugs

When it comes to dining room rug ideas, contemporary designs made with traditional techniques are a reliable go-to. Our Revival-Made collections are thoughtfully designed in-house and woven with our artisan partners in India. Our Laurel Canyon collection is flatwoven by hand, with beautiful raised cut-pile motifs that add interest to your dining room without too much fluff.

Outdoor Rugs

If you want something extra-durable, here’s an outside-the-box dining room rug idea for you: get an outdoor rug! Our outdoor rugs are handwoven of ridiculously soft recycled polyester, which makes them sturdy, beautiful to look at, and good for the environment. Your guests will never know, unless you tell them, which you probably will, because it’s such a good idea.

Overdyed & Distressed Rugs

Of all the dining room rug ideas we’ve offered, this one’s a keeper. Overdyed and distressed vintage rugs are vintage rugs which are dyed for a more monotone palette. We love these for a dining room because they’re hand-knotted and thus, very durable, their deep hues and distressed details hide spills, and they add a dose of classicism without feeling old fashioned.

Recycled Rugs

Recycled rugs are an amazing way to do good for the planet while making your dining room look good. Our recycled Sarisilk collection features bright, nuanced shades of silk from recycled saris. They’re hand-knotted, which makes them sturdy, and their exuberant patterns will look good under any dining room table.

About Revival Rugs

Revival Rugs curates one-of-a-kind, high-quality handmade rugs from around the world. Our styles are original, design-centric rugs fresh off the loom to your home. With operations in the U.S., Turkey, Morocco, and India, the Revival Rugs teams visit suppliers regularly to make sure our products meet our quality specifications, and that workers are treated fairly. We simplify the process, eliminating steep markups and costs that don’t add value.

We believe that rugs have the power to transform any space. Transform yours today.

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