The correct size for you will depend on the dimensions of your dining table.
Dining rug size.
To be sure you are getting the correct size rug measure your dining table add 24 inches or more on each side and mark the area directly on the floor with painter s tape.
Ideally a dining room rug should be large enough to let you place your dining table and chairs on it.
While size is an important consideration when choosing any rug size is even more important to consider when buying a dining room rug.
Now you have a the perfect size rug for your dining room.
We generally allow 18 24 around the perimeter of the table so that when you pull your chair out your chair stays on the rug.
For a 6 chair rectangular dining table you would typically need a rectangular 8 x 10 feet rug.
If you want to be confident that you re choosing the right area rug size for your dining room table simply add at least 60 inches to the length and the width of your table to get your ideal rug size.
Match to dining set.
Here are my tried and true tips for selecting the correct rug size.
Some say that you should measure your table with the leaves in and then add 15 30 inches for the right size rug but i say how often do most people use the leaves and how many of our dining rooms are adequate and comfortable for dining except on thanksgiving christmas and big get togethers with the leaves in on a regular basis.
An even wider border is ideal.
For instance a 40 by 60 inch table should be paired with at least an 8 by 10 foot rug but would work best with a 9 by 12 foot rug.
Deciding the correct size of rug for your dining room can be tricky.
Browse area rugs in the houzz shop.
If the marked areas falls well inside your other dining room furniture buffet bar cart consider sizing up.