Dining room rugs

Dining Table Rug Size Chart

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Jul 2, 2023

Rugs are the simplest way to dress up a room. A great rug has the power to pull a room together with its perfect mix of color, texture, and pattern. If you're looking to add a rug to your dining room, use our handy tips and rug size chart to find out what size you need.

Looking for the perfect rug for your dining table? Let us help! In this guide, we'll go over all the details to find the right rug size for your dining room table.

However, if you want to avoid all the reading and immediately start previewing rugs in your dining room instead - do this:

Go to

1. Upload a picture of your room showcasing a dining table.

2. Indicate the desired rug location.

3. Browse through the rugs displayed within your room.

4. Choose the one that catches your eye and investigate it further.

Finding the right rug size for your dining table can be a daunting task. There are many factors to consider, including your dining room dimensions and the size of your dining table.

Choosing the right rug size for your dining room is essential, as going too small will make your table lose functionality. Choosing too large, however, will overwhelm the room and distract from the decor. "For the best fit, size the rug to the dining room table," says Erica Puisis.



Dining Table Shape

To find the right rug size, you must also consider the shape of your table. Generally, it works well to match the shape of your rug with the shape of your table, as this creates a harmonious look.

However, it isn't absolutely necessary to do so. Here are your options:

  • Round tables: choose a round or square rug
  • Rectangular tables: choose a rectangular rug
  • Square tables: choose a square or rectangular rug
  • Oval tables: choose a rectangular rug

Remember that these are guidelines - feel free to mix and match shapes as you like! If you feel creative but aren't sure of the right rug shape for your dining table, use DressMyCrib's rug visualizer to test it out in your room first.


4 Tips For Picking Your Dining Table Rug

1. Measure your table. Measure the diameter of your tabletop, or the longest length if oval. Now, add 24 inches (60 cm) to the measurement. On its shortest side, the rug you choose should be at least this width. For round rugs, find one with this diameter. 

2. Preview your rug. Take advantage of innovative technology like DressMyCrib's "See Rug In Your Room" feature and virtually place any rug in your dining room. Select from a variety of rugs and sizes, and find out which one works best with your dining table.

3. Consider the chairs. Remember to take into account your chairs and practicality. For chairs to slide in and out easily, add 24 to 30 inches (60 to 76 cm)  to each side of the table. All chairs should remain on the rug even when pulled away from the table. This way, you will avoid the legs of the chair catching on the rug each time someone gets up.

4. Distance to walls. As a rule of thumb, rugs should remain at least 4 inches (10 cm) away from all walls. This way, you will avoid your dining room from feeling overly busy.



Rug Size Chart: Number of Dining Table Chairs

Let's look at a few general guidelines to follow depending on the number of chairs your dining room has.

Dining Table With 2 Chairs: Try a 4x6 dining room rug.

Dining Table With 4 Chairs: Try an 8x10 rectangular rug or an 8x8 square rug.

Dining Table With 6 Chairs: Try a 6x9 or 8x10 rectangle rug.

Dining Table With 8 Chairs: Try a 9x12 rectangle rug.

Dining Table With 10 Chairs: Try a 10x14 rectangle rug.



Rug Size Chart: Round Dining Tables

For round dining tables, you will still want to ensure that there are 18 to 24 inches of space between the chairs and the edge of the rug.

Round Dining Table With 4 Chairs: Try a 6' rug.

Round Dining Table With 6 Chairs: Try an 8' rug.

Remember - you will also want to consider the size of your rug in relation to your dining room size, not only your dining table. Keep the rug at least 4 inches (10 cm) away from the walls and leave enough space so the rug doesn't cover any air vents.



Now that you have hopefully figured out which rug size goes best with your dining table, you can move on to the next part of the decision-making process. 

Think of your desired color, rug placement, texture, durability, comfort level and ease of maintenance.


How Should I Choose A Rug Size For My Dining Table?

It can be difficult to choose the right size rug for your dining table since you need to be confident that the color, thickness, and style are all ideal for your room. Use DressMyCrib's Augmented Reality "See Rug in Your Room" feature to see bedroom rugs under your own dining table so you can be sure of your decision.

What Stores Or Platforms Sell Various Rug Sizes For Dining Tables?

Nowadays, it is easy to find many stunning and practical area rug sizes for your dining table. You can use DressMyCrib's rug visualizer to help you choose and then shop for them online from retailers like Amazon, Wayfair, Target, Ikea, and Walmart. With just a phone, you can preview any rug anywhere in your room - completely free!