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What Size Rug Under Dining Table – 10 Ideas

By: Nishtha Sadana

An area rug in your dining room is bound to add visual interest while defining a perfectly refined border. And when it comes to choosing the best size rug under the dining table – the major consideration to note is the actual size of your dining table.

Picking a very small rug may seem quite congested and on the other hand, a larger one may seem too out of place. There are a couple of do’s and don’ts associated and that’s why here is a little guide for you to carefully pick that appropriate rug size. So, let’s have a look at these 15 rug-size ideas for the dining table. 

8’ x 10’ Rug for Dining Table With 8 Chairs

As a general rule, it’s a must that the size of your rug should be larger than the size of your dining table. A slight protrude from all the edges can help exhibit a balanced and cozy vibe. Thus, choosing an 8’ x 10’ rug for your dining table with dimensions 3’ x 6’ or 4’ x 6’ would be a great idea!

This will leave you almost 24 inches on all the edges to easily move around and work with the dining chairs. 

6’ Round Area Rug

A round area rug would definitely complement your round dining table. So, when in doubt – choose a 6’ diameter round area rug and ensure to place your dining table centrally. And especially for a 4-seater table with a 3’ diameter, this round rug should be quite good to go!

Since it’s machine washable, you can easily place it around your high traffic areas without having to worry about cleaning and maintenance. 

6′ x 9′ Rug for Dining Table With 6 Chairs

The size and positioning of your dining chairs have a major role to play in the size of your dining rug. Yes! Whether you plan to place your chairs in a linear pattern or otherwise – it’s time to place that 6’ x 9’ rug like in the picture above!

This will allow ample space on either side of the longer edges for you to move your chairs around and still feel cozy and comfortable. 

5′ x 7′ Rug for Dining Table With 4 Chairs

For a rectangular dining table with 4 chairs, it is best to style a 5’ x 7’ rug that allows ample space on the edges to give a perfect picture of a cozy nook. You would still have 12 to 24 inches protruding on the sides even if you plan to place your table centrally.

Moreover, this small-sized rug isn’t quite expensive and can definitely be considered for a budget makeover.

A Large 9’ x 12’ Rug

In case you have a dining room with a large dining table (8 seater), you can even place a 9’ x 12’ rug that further creates a sense of cohesiveness and symmetry. With this large rug, you have about 24 inches or more offsetting from the perimeter of the table – thus, demarcating the function while exhibiting a perfect border.

You can easily move your chairs around and even walk barefoot in some cases with this area rug on board.

7′ x 10′ Rug for Multiple Dining Seating

Do you have a mix of upholstered seating and a bench in your dining room? Well, in that case, choose a 7’ x 10’ rug that allows a warm and cozy experience while fitting all your seating in a single picture frame. 

However, in this case, you only have a couple of inches on the outside once you move your bench around for sitting!

5′ Round Area Rug

Not all dining tables are rectangular, right? Well, if you have a taste for round dining tables that either have a diameter of 3 to 4 feet – you must choose a 5’ diameter round rug to perfectly fit in!

After placing the dining chairs, there is an offset of 12 inches or lesser for a refined and balanced look. Although, you must also note that this rug is good to go for 4 or 5 seater tables.

Pick a Sheepskin Rug

Let’s think beyond a mere generic rectangular and circular rug with something more exciting and enthralling! Well, what about an amoebic-shaped sheepskin rug? This quirky eclectic style rug will add a majestic touch while giving that warm touch to the underneath of your dining table.

Just so you know – this rug will totally complement the wooden, golden tint, or even metallic legs! So, don’t hold back and let that faux cowhide rug shine bright!

A Large Oval Rug For Dining Setup

It is cohesive and seamless that you have an oval-shaped rug for an oval dining table. Sometimes, a large oval rug when paired with either an oval or rectangular table would look flawless. If you have a rectangular dining room, this is a great way to play with shapes and perspectives!

This abstract rug with faded tones of teal and rust is great to go for your contemporary and modern backdrops. 

10’ x 14’ Rug for Dining Table With 10 Chairs

Got a large and magnificent dining table in your space? Let’s say the one with 10 chairs or more? Well, in such a case – try picking an area rug that is quite large and oversized! A 10’ x 14’ area rug would totally create a perfect border for your dining table!

You can expect a couple of inches protruding outwards so you can easily move your chairs around!

Summing it Up

For a perfect and cohesive look, it is best to match the shape of your rug with the dining table. Remember to consider the size and scale of your room when purchasing the perfect rug size for your dining table. Now that we have discussed a couple of complementary sizes, are you confident about picking one for your space? Do let me know your thoughts in the comments below!