Whether you’re moving into a new space or going through a renovation, you’re going to need to figure out where all of your furniture is going to go, and the best place to start is your rugs. Once you know where these will go, you will already know a lot about how to arrange the rest of your furniture on top of it.
The dining room is essentially all about the experience of sitting at the dining table, so your rugs should add to this experience. Center the rug under your dining table, and make sure it’s big enough to fit comfortably under all of the chairs even while they are pulled away from the table, so no legs stand at a different level.
If you’re not sure how big the rug needs to be, pull out all the chairs around your table and measure the total space they take up, then add a little extra so you know your rug will fit perfectly.