We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. From the perfect fit of a round dining room rug to the rustic touch of a farmhouse rug in your breakfast nook, well-chosen flooring helps you elevate your dining space and make it your own. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully curated collection offers timeless and modern dining room rugs to set the foundation for a beautiful dining space.
Dining rooms hold a central place in your home's design—it's where we entertain, enjoy casual meals, and spread out with homework and projects. Styling the perfect rug under your dining room table can transform the look and feel of the space as a whole. A dining table rug grounds your dining set, augmenting it as a natural focal point. It also ties together the room's decor, from your dining chairs to the sideboard—helping you curate a cohesive design story. A performance fiber or flatweave rug in a carpeted space can offer an essential layer of easy-care protection. If you have hardwood, concrete, or tiled floors, a dining room or kitchen table rug layers in warmth and helps create a more inviting atmosphere.
Not sure what pieces best fit your space when shopping for a dining room rug? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best rugs to buy for your space.
Sizing a Rug Under Your Dining Room Table
Dining spaces come in every shape and size. From a formal dining room to a built-in breakfast nook, the layout and flow of your dining area is as unique as your aesthetic. But there are a few useful tips to keep in mind as you shop. As always, we want to start by thinking about size.
The size of your dining table rug is based on the size of the table itself. You want to allow for at least 2 feet of extra space on all sides. Not only does this help the room look balanced and natural, it lets you and your guests pull back chairs without catching the edge of the rug. If you have a smaller space or are unsure how a rug will fit, try pulling out all the chairs and using painter's tape to mark the footprint around the table. Then you can measure the footprint to find the perfect size rug for your table. The great thing is this simple rule applies to rugs of every shape.
To choose shape, again you want to tailor it to your table. If you have a large rectangular table, you will want a long area rug to match. If you have a round table, you will want to purchase a round dining room rug—many designs like this Felix Rug come in multiple shapes letting you fit the style to your space. Of course, an oval rug can offer a nice touch of contrast to a rectangular table, just as a square rug can set off a round table. But in general, think in terms of echoing size and shape when styling a rug under your dining room table.
Choosing a Dining Room Rug for Everyday Style
Once you have a size in mind, the real fun of rug shopping can begin. When you browse our online selection, you will find a wide variety of rugs curated by size, material, and design so you can discover the perfect option for you. Whether you are looking for modern dining room rugs like our exclusive Hidara Rug or the natural touch of a jute rug for an open-plan dining space, we have a rug that suits your look.
One thing to consider as you shop rugs for your dining room is how you use the space. A plush white Moroccan rug can be a showstopping accent for occasional entertaining, but if your dining room is an everyday space, you may want to explore constructions and materials for their durability and, easy-care appeal.
Cotton and wool offer good natural fiber options, but you'll want to stick to a flatweave or low-pile construction for easy cleaning. Something like our Hagan Rug makes a perfect farmhouse dining room rug with its earthy tone, natural fibers, and handwoven design. Don't forget about machine-woven synthetic rugs. These modern pieces are engineered for resilience, making them a perfect option for livable style at a price to love. Take a tip from designers and go for a patterned rug in your dining room—the intricate motifs can help hide any spills and stains.
However you style it, a dining room rug allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. The textural impact of a jute rug in your dining room or the accent appeal of a chic kitchen table rug help create a warm and inviting space to gather. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have utilized this foundational layer of decor to build on your home's look.
When you shop dining room rugs online at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that will complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. You can choose from our wide selection to find the perfect purchase, no matter what you're looking for. Check our dining room inspiration page for more ideas on creating everyday living spaces.Show Less