In a room filled with wood furniture, a gorgeous rug adds welcome color, pattern and softness. Dining rooms can sometimes feel all too predictable: a table surrounded by chairs, with perhaps a sideboard or china cabinet, and lots of brown wood. An appealing rug offers the chance to bring this sea of mahogany or oak to life! Whether it's a field of flowers, an intricate tile design, or a modern geometric, let a rug frame the furnishings in the room and introduce visual richness and lush color underfoot. Bordered designs are particularly well suited to dining rooms. And because almost all our rugs feature overall patterns or borders, the pattern won't get lost under the table. If you use your dining room regularly, our tufted wool rugs hold up especially well under the wear and tear of chairs being pulled in and out constantly. A good rule of thumb is to allow at least 24" to 30" of rug beyond the table on each side. (Don't forget to take the table's leaves into account if you use them frequently.) 8' x 11' is a typical size for a dining room rug, but larger rooms may require a bigger rug, and a round rug can be a nice choice beneath a round or square table.