How to Select the Right Size Rug for Your Dining Room

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How to Select the Right Size Rug for your Dining Room …

What size should a dining room area rug be?

  • That all depends on your space
  • A large rug is in proportion to a grand size table
  • When the dining space is small or an odd shape a custom size allows for the perfect fit

Tips to Remember

  • Don't leave your chairs hanging
  • Do allow enough room for the chairs to remain on the rug
  • You need at least 24" beyond the table on all sides
  • A table for four fits best on a rug that is about 8 feet round or square

Helpful measuring tips

First Step

  • Pull all the chairs out from around the table, as if you were to sit down


  • Use masking tape to mark the floor behind each chair
  • Measure your marks
  • Ideally, the back of the chair should be 24-30 inches from the table

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