Choosing the perfect dining room rug can be both a rewarding and daunting decision. Whether you are upgrading your existing floor covering or investing in a dining room rug for the first time, there are several key factors to consider to ensure that you make the right choice.


First and foremost, the size of your dining room rug is of paramount importance. The rug should be large enough to accommodate both the dining table and chairs, even when they are pulled out. A good rule of thumb is to leave at least 24 inches of space beyond the table’s edges to ensure that chairs remain comfortably on the rug even when pushed back.

Style and Design

Your dining room rug should harmonise with the overall décor and style of your dining room. Better still, choose your rug first and then use it to determine your choice of decorations. Whether you prefer a classic, traditional look, a more contemporary feel or even a more ‘eclectic’ look, there are countless options available to suit your taste.

Shape and Layout

Rug shape is another important aspect to consider. Rectangular rugs are the most common choice for dining rooms, but square rugs can also make a striking impact, particularly in smaller spaces. Ensure that the rug’s shape complements the shape of your dining table for a cohesive look.

Maintenance and Cleaning

Consider the rug’s ease of cleaning and maintenance. Dining rooms are prone to spills and stains, so choose a rug that can be cleaned easily. All of our rugs have a high-quality wool pile and so have an in-built stain resistance due to the lanolin oil left in the wool. This means that everyday spills are not usually a disaster and your dining room rug can be easily maintained in it’s original condition.

How Can We Help?

You can call into our City Centre, Norwich showrooms or make your selection of dining room rugs from our website. We will be happy to bring them to you, at a time to suit you, so you can make your choice in the comfort of your own home. Why not take a look at our Free Home Visits page?

Choosing the right dining room rug involves a balance of colour, design and practicality. By carefully considering size, shape and budget, we can help you make a well-informed decision that will add a touch of elegance to your dining room while accommodating the demands of everyday life.

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