Typically, the area rug in a dining room is large and is place under the dining table.
This means finding the right area rug size is important so that it frames the table and chairs sufficiently so that it looks balanced but also so chairs when pushed back don’t push off the rug (this isn’t always possible, but it’s definitely the ideal).
This dining room features gray upholstered chairs surrounding a metal dining table that sits on a woven area rug. It is lighted by a spherical chandelier that hung from the tray ceiling.
Gorgeous dining room decorated with a round carved wood wall art mounted above the white wainscoting. It has a wooden dining table and white wingback chairs on a gray rug over the light hardwood flooring.
A lovely wall art hangs above the wooden buffet table in this dining room with a classic dining set and glass sliding door that opens to the lush green yard.
Dine-in kitchen with white coffered ceiling and natural wood plank flooring topped by an area rug. It includes a rustic dining set paired with wicker and beige high back chairs.
Black leather dining chairs sit at a metal table in this open dining area showcasing a linear chandelier and distressed rug over wood plank flooring.
White dining room designed with carved wood wall arts and glass pendant lights that hung from the coffered ceiling. It has a wooden dining table surrounded with matching benches and velvet chairs that sit on a jute rug.
An airy dining room with white framed windows and wicker rug that lays on the wood plank flooring. It includes a gray dining set with wooden benches illuminated by a wrought iron chandelier.
Charming dining room surrounded with floor to ceiling framed windows that bring plenty of natural light in. It has coffered ceiling and rich hardwood flooring topped by a smooth area rug.
Tropical dining room clad in brown swirl wallpaper boasts a wooden dining set that sits on a soft rug over glossy tiled flooring.
Bright dining room with a spherical chandelier and wooden dining table lined with a lovely runner that complements with the wicker chairs on a gray rug.
This dining area is decorated with a black framed wall art and caged candles that sit on a wooden dining table paired with gray upholstered chairs.
Warm dining room offers a dark wood buffet table and classy dining set on a vintage rug lighted by a candle chandelier that hung from the tray ceiling.
A charming raindrop pendant illuminates this living room boasting a smooth dining table paired with white cushioned chairs and bench that sit on a gray shaggy rug.
An open dining area with an oval dining table surrounded with white wingback chairs over a camo rug. It is lighted by a stylish drum pendant and table lamps that sit on a semi-circular console table.
A wrought iron chandelier with drum shades hangs over the dark wood dining table in this dining area offering a charming area rug and fireplace topped with a silver frame.
Contemporary dining room accented with a stylish chandelier and an eye-catching rug that lays on the hardwood flooring.
Spacious dining room showcases marble flooring topped by a bordered rug along with a panoramic window overlooking the outdoor yard. It has a glass top dining table surrounded by white modern chairs.
Craftsman dining room offers a white fireplace and sophisticated dining set that sits on a tasseled rug lighted by a vintage chandelier that hung from the wooden coffered ceiling.
This dining room features a beige area rug with black writing and a light wood dining table paired with high back chairs. There’s a buffet table on the side topped with glass table lamps.
White dining room showcases a dark wood display cabinet complementing with the dining set lighted by a fancy chandelier that hung from the round tray ceiling.
White dining chairs sit at a natural wood table in this dining room with chandelier and charming blue rug.
Fabulous dining room decorated with a stylish round mirror and glass chandelier that hung over the wooden dining set on a beige rug.
Classic dining room accented with a multi-colored rug that lays on the hardwood flooring. It has beige upholstered chairs and a glass top dining table lined with a white runner.
Fresh dining room with a stone brick fireplace and light wood dining set accented with floral skirted chairs. It includes white framed windows and wood plank flooring topped by a textured rug.
Brown dining room with dark wood dining table surrounded with floral cushioned chairs over a patterned rug. It has hardwood flooring and framed glass windows overlooking the outdoor greenery.
A framed wall art is mounted above the buffet table in this dining room with classy dining set lighted by a chandelier that hung from the tray ceiling.
Classic dining room illuminated by wall sconces and a matching chandelier that hung over the dark wood dining set accented with a patterned rug.
The main benefit is aesthetics since functionally, in some ways rugs are more hassle than just plain hardwood or tile flooring. Let me explain.
The aesthetics cannot be debated. A stylish area rug on hardwood is a gorgeous combination. Area rugs are less commonly placed on tile flooring.
However, dining rooms suffer spill events which is where the hassle comes in.
Moreover, you need clean the space twice; vacuum the rug as well as lift the rug (no easy task with a table on it) and clean the floor beneath it. Obviously you won’t move the rug to clean the floor underneath it every time, but it does need to get done.
Another benefit is rugs provide a soft flooring which can be nice to dine on when in socks or bare feet. I always prefer the feel of a rug or carpet on my bare feet than cold hardwood or tile.