Selecting the correct rug is a function of size and a few critical visual details.
The most important consideration when selecting a rug for a dining room is having one large enough so that chairs can be pulled away from the table without hitting or extending beyond the edge of the carpet. A general rule is to allow 18-24 inches from the back of a chair to the carpet’s edge. This will eliminate the chair legs from getting caught on the rug when scooting the chair in towards the table. If possible, leaving 2 feet of floor space visible between the edge of the carpet and the wall will provide a more balanced appearance as seen in the diagram.… Continue Reading