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Interior Design Tips: No. 1 Rule for Dining Room Rug Sizes

Even if you have the most beautiful rug, it all falls by the wayside if you don’t have the right size of rug. Area rugs define your space. In a dining room the rug centralizes the table and chairs acting like a foundation, a base or a landing for your furniture. But the most important thing about a dining room rug is the size. Let’s discuss the number one rule! With dining rooms, the key is to have comfortable space for your chairs to move in and out beneath the table without getting caught on the rug.

Here’s a dining room with a three foot by six foot table in the center of the room. And here we have an area rug that sits under the table comfortably. But you’ll notice that the chairs are sitting half on and half off. So this rug is too small. But here we add 24 inches to each size of the table. It’s important that you add to each side of the table not just two feet to the length and width.

This will give you the minimum space your rug should cover and will allow space for your chairs to move in and out without getting caught on the rug. So in this case we need an area rug that spans the space of 7 feet by 10 feet. This size might be difficult to find so I’d round up to an 8 by 10 area rug. This rug here, albeit beautiful, is too close to the table size.

You can see that the chairs are already on the edge of the rug. So if you were to pull out the chair, sit and then adjust the chair closer to the table, you’ll be sitting half on and half off the carpet making it awkward and uncomfortable. Unlike these images here… there’s plenty of room around the table for the chairs to move in and out. So here’s your take away: In the dining room, the rug centralizes the table and chairs acting like a foundation or a landing for your furniture. It’s not enough to have a rug that just fits your table and chairs.

The rule is to always add 24 inches to each side of your dining room table to allow you to move your chairs in and out freely without getting caught on the rug. Thanks for watching this little design tip. I’ll have lots more design tips just like this one coming soon so don’t forget to subscribe! I’ve got new videos every week. And leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you all and if you like this video please hit the like button. See you soon! .

How to Decorate a Small Apartment | Interior Design

So small apartments get a bad rap because you think that you can’t fit everything that you need in there which isn’t true you just want to make sure that all of your pieces work double duty for you think about storage in any place that you can get it so if it’s in your nightstands your side tables your coffee tables your closets make sure you’re maximizing on storage you know closet is a lot of real estate so a lot of people leave it as kind of the zone that they don’t think about they think as long as you have a rod in there and they stuff a bunch of things at the bottom that’s it but it pays sometimes to maximise on the storage get somebody coming in there a cabinetry person that could put little drawers and little shelves to make sure that everything that you have has its own place make sure your furniture works double duty to you for instance let’s say you have an art piece that when you open it up it becomes a pegboard your coffee table opens up to a dining table that you can get a lot of Ottomans that open up for storage these are items that can save space in your home and also make it feel larger don’t be afraid also to create some really bold movements in the home for instance a really large art piece when you walk in the door or over the sofa can look beautiful an accent wall in a bold color so have fun with a little bit it is a play on scale but the most important thing is functionality so making sure that all of your spaces and all of your furniture work as much double-duty as possible and also make sure that things can be moved out of the way so if you have people over and you have to move the coffee table out of the way that you have a space to do that so just be aware that everything has a place within the home and everything functions for different uses you