It’s still beautiful a rug in a dining room! Yes, but it’s messy. It’s true, but it’s very decorative! Certainly, we’ll talk about it when it’s time to clean up? Can you identify that little voice coming straight from your conscience that has always ended up making you give up that beautiful dining room rug? It’s time to silence it and discard preconceived ideas. Okay, you can’t clean it with a wave of a magic wand. However, by setting the right criteria, you will be able to choose the most suitable rug to place under your dining table. Dimensions, material, color, advantages and disadvantages, let’s put it all back on the rug.
Choose the right size
You surely know the expression “to trip over the rug”. Well, if you want to avoid this inconvenience with your chairs, you will have to choose the right dimensions. Starting from the edge of your living room table, your rug should extend at least 60 cm. If in doubt, create a template on the floor with tape and check that you have enough room to move your chairs back. If the feet protrude from the template, choose a larger mat size.
The optical effect plays an important role in interior decoration. To maintain an impression of space, leave about twenty centimeters between the carpet, the walls and any nearby furniture. You’ll have the feeling of a bigger room without having done any major work.
Always remain, as far as possible, consistent with the forms. For an oval table, prefer an oval carpet, same thing for a rectangular or round table. It will be much easier to define suitable dimensions with shapes that fit together and the result will be visually more harmonious.
It sounds obvious, but avoid Shaggy-style shag rugs and overly thick rugs in general. First of all, for a security issue. The legs of your chairs will sink into it and may catch on when you want to get up. Then, for a question of hygiene. You will have to spend hours vacuuming your carpet looking for crumbs and bits of food hidden between the pile.
Turn to a low-pile or braided natural fiber rug. Sisal and seagrass are known to be very resistant and easy to maintain. Make sure the back of the rug has a non-slip coating, this can prevent some accidents. Whatever you choose, always keep practicality in mind, otherwise you will get rid of it very quickly.
Again, play the common sense card by banishing colors that are too light. Even if a superb Scandinavian, contemporary or Berber style rug catches your eye with its pretty ecru hue, resist the temptation. You can still stick with the same patterns, but go for a fairly dark color. The stains you make while eating can quickly become an ordeal to remove, they will stand out much less on dark shades with decorations.
Also make sure that the color of your rug matches the decor of your room. Decorators generally recommend a maximum of 3 colors. Afterwards, nothing prevents you from having fun with the different tones of these colors by creating a monochrome.
Advantages of dining table rug
As you will have understood, by choosing the right criteria, a carpet under a dining table brings an indisputable decorative effect. Thanks to it, you can redefine the volumes of your room. Its edges will be used to delimit the space and your table will be highlighted. Its texture and color will brighten up the dining room and it will act as a real protective film for your floor.
Disadvantages of rug
The major drawback remains the cleaning which can become quite tedious in the long run. Hence the importance of taking your time and being well informed before choosing your carpet. Having to take a dark color can also become annoying if your decoration is light. It will completely clash with the rest of the room and instead of showcasing your furniture, it will totally absorb attention.