How a Modern Dining Room Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A modern dining room rug can highlight your room’s decor by contributing to the room’s overarching style, tone, and color palette. It can also establish your dining room table space as the central focal point of the room and make it feel welcoming, sophisticated, homey, or whatever tone you want.
Decorating With a Modern Dining Room Rug
When you’re decorating with a modern dining room rug, you have your choice of how modern you want your rug to be. There are various branches of modern interior design, and each one has its own set of perks. Check out prints that use basic, straightforward patterns to fit in with the simple modern style or go abstract and choose a rug that looks like its own work of modern art. No matter which way you lean stylistically, you have plenty of choices when it comes to modern dining room area rugs.
Choosing Which Modern Dining Room Rug is Right for You
With so many options out there for modern dining room rugs, you may be wondering how to find one that will help you execute your specific vision. One way to go about it is to think through these very important areas.
Layout: The first step is to determine your room’s layout and what shape/size rug will work best with your table. Fortunately, there are some general guidelines that apply to the most common dining room layouts.
Mirror the Table’s Shape: If you have a round or square table, you should choose a rug that uses the same shape. Center your table on the rug and add about three to four feet to your table’s dimensions to choose the right size rug.
Fully Centered: The most balanced way to decorate your dining room is to center the rug beneath your dining area. No matter how large your dining room is or how many chairs you have at the table, you should leave about two-three feet of excess on each side so the chairs can be pushed in and out comfortably.
Consider the Size: Guides to measuring your space and choosing the correct size have been listed above, but also consider these standard sizes and see how they fit in with your space. With small dining rooms with a four-person table, try a 5x8 or 6x9 rug. 9x10 rugs are often a perfect fit under a six-eight person table. If you have an extra large dining table with more than eight people, look at 9x12 or 10x14 rugs.
Pattern: The pattern you choose for your modern dining room area rug has a big impact on how modern your room feels. There are several styles that are often blended with modern, and you’ll find those patterns and designs harken to both modern flair and other styles. Check out patterns for modern farmhouse, modern boho, mid-century modern, and other styles to create your personal blend.
Color: Modern style can branch two different ways: it can utilize subdued color palettes with neutral tones of grey, white, beige, and black, or it can go bold and feel more like modern art with reds, blues, yellows, and other tones. No matter which way you go, choose a rug with a palette that is thematically consistent with the rest of the room and strikes the proper tone.
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