The dining room is the first room people see when they enter my house. It is also one of the most boring rooms in our house. I like to make it feel new by swapping out rugs in the room. Plus, I'm a rug hoarder. I hate turning loose of my them, so swapping frequenly gives me an excuse to hang onto them. You can shop all of our favorite pieces that Shalia and I have in our homes here.
I obviously love rugs but I do not like to spend too much money on them. My favorite places to shop for them are CB2, World Market, Rugs USA, Joss and Main, Walmart, and Well Woven. Each of these retailers offers deep discounts and coupon codes, so some of my most favorite 8 x 10 rugs were obtained for less than $200.
Tips For Finding The Right Size
When placing a dining room rug beneath a table, you want to make sure that all chair legs fit on it. One that is too big looks better than one that is too small. For my space, an 8 x 10 is the perfect size. I like for some of the bare floor to be exposed. At least 18 inches from the edge is a general rule and looks nice.
What's My Favorite?
Though I have had all types of rugs and even tried color once, a vibrant blue, my all time favorite is jute. It is is versatile and cleans up easily after spills. My dining room also serves as a walkway, so a jute rug is perfect for those tracking in. Even though I enjoy a different look from time to time, I am a neutral, practical girl at heart, and I always come back to my jute rug. I have three different jute rugs in my house, and all hold up well and shed very little. The one in my dining room is from Joss and Main. My living room jute is from World Market and my entry rug is from Pottery Barn. The most expensive and the least shedding of the three is the one from Pottery Barn that I have in my entry. Tomorrow, my dining room may have a different look! Just wait and see.