The right area rug can instantly transform the look of your dining room.
The right area rug is an easy, unfussy design upgrade that will breathe new life into your dining room. This handy accessory will inject comfort and depth into your space, giving you and your guests a cozy texture underfoot as you dine. The right rug can also pull your entire dining room together and anchor your decor and furniture.
Looks aside, there are several other factors to think about when choosing a dining room rug. Narrow down your selection based on practicality, considering elements like budget, traffic, shedding, and durability. To help you nail down your design preferences, we're sharing our best dining room rug ideas to inspire your next room refresh.
Neutral Dining Room Rug
This low-profile rug helps define this dining nook in this open space floor plan. With its neutral hues and subtle stripes, this rug makes a visually soothing upgrade to this space.
Red Dining Room Rug Ideas
This rug boasts an antique-inspired design, injecting an heirloom-quality style into this dining room without disrupting its laid-back feel. Pops of blue also complement this dining space, pulling the whole room's accessories and artwork together.
Chunky Jute Rug
This chunky jute rug sets a gorgeous backdrop to this modest dining room. The space is covered in white shiplap, so an understated natural rug adds texture without adding too much color. Because of its natural fibers, you can easily spot its stunning color variances from afar.
Vintage Dining Room Rug Ideas
This dining table may forego a rug underneath, but the space feels anything but bare. Using a runner in this open floor plan is a strategic decision: The runner works double-duty to add high energy to this space. The vintage-style rug complements the red leather dining chairs while covering this space's natural circulation patterns.
Outdoor Dining Area
We adore the effortless pattern play in this outdoor dining retreat. The diamond motif rug encourages the blue-and-white gingham bistro chairs to steal the spotlight.
Pink Dining Room
The combination of the traditional pink rug and chinoiserie mural on the walls sets the stage for this modern dining haven. The additional pops of pink and yellow around the room fill this space with a lively, light-hearted rhythm.
Casual Dining Space
This no-fuss dining space calls for a laid-back aesthetic that's further supported by a natural fiber rug. Overall, this dining room feels peaceful and gentle.
Formal Dining Room Rug Ideas
This creamy rug with a subtle metallic sheen tops off this posh dining room. And because of its neutral tones, it will pair well with many styles and colors, making seasonal decor swaps a breeze.
Red and mint green tones form an expressive backdrop to this stylish dining area. Since red and green are complementary colors on the color wheel (confirmed by the leaning artwork on the credenza), this rug helps tie the entire room together.
Flat-Weave Dining Room Rug
This flat-weave rug features a natural palette and clean geometric shapes. The simplicity of the rug adds softness and comfort to this modern dining room.
Colorful Dining Room
This perky dining room flaunts a multi-colored palette with pops of black. There's a playful yet sophisticated mood in this space that's reflected in each piece.
Natural Dining Room Rug
This natural fiber rug flanked by black stripes provides an understated elegance to this space. It lays flat but adds texture and interest to the space with its fringed edges.
Glamorous Dining Space
This ivory and gold rug draws the eye in, infusing a light airiness into this formal dining space, all while making a fine companion to its forest green walls. This rug's light tones also provide dimension and color balance to this space.
Neutral Dining Room Rug Ideas
With vaulted shiplap ceilings above, the rug helps ground this dining room instantly. Its light taupe hues refresh this space, giving it a layered, tonal effect.
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Traditional Dining Room
With regal height, this dining room could have been difficult to anchor without a rug. This square rug adds a wholesome and calming effect to this space, while providing a subtle contrast to the dark wood floors.
This dimensional rug features a distinct medallion pattern in orange, green, and blue hues. It adds a dose of cheer and radiates a warm, welcoming feel to this rustic space.
Patterned Dining Room Rug Ideas
This striking black medallion rug neatly pairs with the black wishbone dining chairs. Its geometric design and thick, dense texture adds a lovely drama to this space.
Plush Dining Room Rug
This stocky rug seamlessly integrates into this dining space. Its buttery soft appeal and plush texture makes it a perfect fit for this crisp, neutral dining space.
Pastel Dining Room Rug
This oushak rug boasts a pastel palette harmonizing the turquoise floral painted walls. Typically from Turkish origin, these rugs are known for their intricate floral designs and muted colors, making this design accessory a luxe addition to any dining room.
Pink Dining Room Rug
This powdered blush rug sets the stage for this breezy dining space, carving out an ideal spot for these iconic banana leaf patterned dining chairs. Overall, the pink hues soften this space and accentuate its welcoming character.
Gorgeous Blue Dining Room
The blue and white colorway of this rug blends seamlessly with the blue velvet dining chairs and chinoiserie vases. The space feels classic and considered.
Though technically not a rug, this Versailles-style parquet flooring creates a stunning focal point in this dining room in the same way a large area rug would. Found in both porcelain and wood iterations, this timeless pattern instantly updates a space. This kind of flooring is typically low-maintenance and long-lasting.
Modern Brown Dining Room
With tints of brown, this rug is absolutely having its own style moment while also anchoring the brown leather chairs and dining table above. This dining room feels unapologetically calm and classic.
Geometric Dining Room Rug
This rug features a blue motif layered on a muted blue-toned background. With a royal blue table runner and an adjacent blue room, this eye-catching interior feels absolutely zen.
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