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The Ultimate Guide: Choosing the Right Rug Under Your Dining Table

🍽️ Which rug to choose under your dining table?


  1. Introduction
  2. Mat size and shape
  3. Materials and durability
  4. Styles and designs available
  5. Carpet maintenance and care
  6. Conclusion


Embarking on the quest for the perfect rug for your dining room can seem like a daunting task. Between the different sizes, materials, patterns, and maintenance requirements, there is a lot to consider. 🤔 This detailed guide is designed to help you navigate through these choices and find the rug that will perfectly complement your space. So, let's get started!

I. Size and shape of the rug: Harmony and functionality

A. Measure before you buy

The first step is to measure your space. Make sure the rug is large enough to encompass all the chairs, even when they are pulled out. A general rule of thumb is to have at least 70cm of mat extending over each side of the table . 📏

B. Fashionable shapes

Shapes also play a crucial role:

  • Round tables : a round rug creates aesthetic continuity.
  • Square or rectangular tables : a mat with right angles is ideal.
  • Tip : don’t hesitate to mix shapes for an avant-garde effect!

II. Materials and durability: A marriage between style and function

A. Wool: a safe bet

Wool is loved for its durability, softness, and ability to naturally repel stains. Perfect for a space where splashes are common! 😉

B. Cotton: Lightweight and affordable

Although less durable than wool, cotton is easy to clean and is often used in handwoven designs.

C. Synthetics: Practical and durable

Carpets made from synthetic fibers, such as polypropylene, are durable and stain resistant, making them particularly easy to maintain.

D. Blends: The best of both worlds

Some rugs combine natural and synthetic fibers to offer both aesthetics and resistance.

III. Styles and designs: Express your personality

A. Classic and elegant

Rugs with oriental or Persian designs add a touch of timeless elegance. 💫

B. Modern and refined

For a contemporary dining room, geometric patterns or minimalist designs are perfect.

C. Bohemian and eclectic

Rugs with bohemian , ethnic or shaggy patterns can make your dining room warm and welcoming.

IV. Maintenance and care: Keep your carpet looking like new

A. Cleaning Routines

Vacuum regularly and treat stains immediately. Use gentle cleansers to avoid damaging the fibers.

B. Turn the mat

Rotate your carpet every six months to ensure even wear, especially if part of your carpet is exposed to the sun or more frequent foot traffic.

C. Professional cleaning

Consider professional cleaning once a year to preserve the beauty of your carpet. 💧


The perfect rug for your dining room is one that complements your space, matches your lifestyle and expresses your personality. By considering the tips above, you will be well equipped to make an informed choice. Good shopping! 🛍️

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