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The 25 Best dining room Rugs

Dining rooms are such important spaces where you have a chance to settle down and connect over a delicious meal. What’s on the table is important and so are the people around it, but what’s under the table is also key. To create an atmosphere where you enjoy your family and friends, it’s important to look at all the decorative elements, especially rugs. The best dining room rugs can help establish that area as separate and special while also conveying your personal style. Not sure how to find the best dining room rug? Keep reading for some of our top picks.

Zuma - ZUM-05 Area Rug by Amber Lewis x Loloi

If you’re looking to make a simple vintage statement with your rug, then the ZUM-05 rug might just be your perfect ruch. It features a versatile beige and grey color palette, an old fashioned pattern, and a distressed finish to really create its vintage vibe.

Pros:

  • Stain Resistant
  • Made Free of Harmful Substances
  • Plush
  • High Quality
  • Timeless Color Palette

Cons

  • Not Everyone Likes Fringe

From a Customer

“This exceeded my expectations, colors are gorgeous, looks a lot more expensive than it was.” -Katie

Rosemarie - ROE-01 Area Rug by Chris Loves Julia x Loloi

This rug is one of our favorite crossovers between vintage and traditional styles. It obviously has the muted, distressed colors associated with vintage styles, but with that classic imagery, this is a great way to create a vintage traditional dining room.

Pros:

  • Top Rated
  • Soft
  • Low Pile
  • Durable
  • Easy to Clean/Maintain
  • Different Shapes Available

Cons:

  • Design Scale Varies on Rug Size

From a Customer

“Interior designer recommended this for a log cabin . Ordered the oversized rug. The colors are muted and it's looks like an authentic vintage rug. I was very surprised at the soft feel. I expected it to be thin and rough. I bought the RD padding too. The whole experience with this company was very good.” -Robin S.

Costa - Wildwood (COS-01) Area Rug by Rifle Paper Co. x Loloi

Making a simple statement with your dining room rug is a great way to accent a minimalist space or allow other decor to shine. Plus, with the beautiful border on this rug, you can be subtle and still add in your personality and style.

Pros: 

  • Braided Rug
  • Great for High Traffic Spaces
  • Flat Rug
  • Beautiful Texture
  • GoodWeave Certified

Cons:

  • Only Available in Rectangular Shapes

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Classic Vintage Vinyl - Pattern 09 Area Rug by Spicher and Company

Add in that classic vintage pattern of checker squares to your dining room to really bring back those older vibes and style. This Pattern 09 Rug from Spicher and Company masterfully creates a vintage, well loved look over the design and presents a bold style.

Pros:

  • Top Rated
  • Easy to Clean
  • Thin Rug
  • Different Sizes and Shapes Available
  • Non-Slip Backing

Cons:

  • Some Color Variation Possible Due to Production Process

From a Customer

“I bought this to cover s splintery hardwood floor that we aren’t quite ready to rip out yet. The corners laid flat immediately as advertised. The vinyl is thin and will fit under doors with any problems. The image is beautiful and I am planning on using more of these products in future decorating. Would buy again for sure!” -Meredith E.

Williamsburg Vintage Vinyl - Floral Area Rug by Spicher and Company

The Williamsburg Vintage Vinyl Floral Rug uses classic, vintage imagery, and vibrant colors to really bring back those hues in a traditional, classic way. With four color options, you can choose the rug that’s perfect for your dining room’s color scheme.

Pros

  • Easy to Clean
  • Non-Slip Backing
  • Bold Vintage Botanical Style
  • Four Color Options
  • Various Shapes and Sizes Available

Cons:

  • Some Color Variation Possible Due to Production Process

From a Customer

“This is perfect for the dining room - easy to clean and attractive.” -Marisa M.

Folk Art Museum Vintage Vinyl - Wedding Ring Area Rug by Spicher and Company

The name of this rug is so fitting for what it is, and we love that about this rug! The classic wedding ring circles, diamonds, and overarching pattern make for a stunning look that creates a vintage tile design fit for modern and contemporary homes.

Pros:

  • Many Color Options 
  • Low Profile
  • Easy to Clean
  • Modern Vintage Style
  • Different Sizes and Shapes Available

Cons:

  • Some Color Variation Possible Due to Production Process

From a Customer

“Love the rug. The colors are vibrant with a worn, lived in feel. Beyond pleased with the product and plant to purchase additional vinyl floor cloths soon. I don’t find the rug sticky on my feet as some have mentioned. It is very thin and a perfect duplication of vintage, old-school vinyl flooring.” -Rhonda R.

Mosaic Vintage VInyl - Design B Area Rug by Spicher and Company

The penny tile mosaics of this vinyl rug are clean cut enough to fit into a modern space but traditional enough to fit into other styles too. It’s extremely versatile with both style and color palette.

Pros:

  • Easy to Clean
  • Versatile Design and Color Palette
  • High Quality
  • Rectangular and Square Shapes Available

Cons:

  • Some Color Variation Possible Due to Production Process

From a Customer

“Amazing rug! Many can not believe it is not real tile! Thrilled to have the look of pennytile without the labor and cost” -Beth W.

Classic Vintage Vinyl - Pattern 33 Area Rug by Spicher and Company

The bold colors and vintage tile pattern appear in this Pattern 33 Rug by Spicher and Company in a way that draws this rug into the modern day. After all, who says the fun tiles and colors of past decades have to stay in the past?

Pros:

  • Easy to Clean
  • Non-Slip Backing
  • Many Sizes and Shapes Available
  • Bold Design and Colors

Cons:

  • Some Color Variation Possible Due to Production Process
  • Retro Colors Not For Everyone

From a Customer

“Love the designs and colors of these vinyl rugs. I bought three for our Colorado cabin, but ended up keeping two at home. They look incredible. I’ve already ordered more!” -Janet B.

Woven - Bamboo Area Rug by Chilewich

If you’re looking for a simple contemporary rug, look no further than this Chilewich rug. The simple textured appearance brings in a variety of colors and dimension to make your rug a subtle addition to your dining space.

Pros:

  • Many Color Choices
  • Reputable Brand
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Soft
  • Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Cons:

  • Design May Be Too Subdued For Some

From a Customer

“We absolutely love the chalk chilewich rug for our outdoor patio, and are considering buying a second one for our dining space. It's pricy but so worth it--it ties together the space and is easy to keep clean” -Phuong L.

Woven - Quill Area Rug by Chilewich

Speaking of simple additions, the Quill area rug features a subtle braided appearance in the striping on the rug to add a surprising detail to those who look closely at the rug.

Pros:

  • Easy to Clean
  • Non Slip Backing
  • Pet & Kid Friendly
  • Sustainably Made
  • Great for Modern Spaces

Cons:

  • Design Direction Changes Depending on Size (Refer to Infographic)

From a Customer

“The Quill Sand runner is exactly what we needed for the floor between the kitchen sink and range. Colors and pattern are fresh and contemporary, the runner stays in place, and it is easy to clean. Looks great against the white oak floor and white cabinets and light maple pantry door. Highly recommend!” -Kirsten G.

Woven - Mini Basketweave Area Rug by Chilewich

The Mini Basketweave rug is a part of Chilewich’s Woven collection, which is why it also shows off subtle striping and texture. This rug is great if you’re looking for more color options while sticking with a reputable brand.

Pros:

  • Many Color Options
  • Durable Rug
  • Soft
  • Kid & Pet Friendly
  • Non-Slip Backing

Cons:

  • Limited Size/Shape Options

From a Customer

“We’ve had Chilewich placemats for a couple of years, and when we needed an floor mat for our kitchen, Chilewich was our first option. We are very happy with all our Chilewich products.” -Mcm F.

Woven - Tambour Area Rug by Chilewich

The Tambour Rug is another favorite because of how stylish it is and how easy to clean it is. Plus, both color options provide visual interest through the colors themselves and the beautiful woven pattern.

Pros:

  • Easy to Clean
  • Low Maintenance 
  • Non-Slip Backing
  • Great for Modern/Contemporary Spaces
  • Kid & Pet Friendly

Cons:

  • Only Available in Rectangular Shapes

Kemer Printed - 30888 Area Rug by Surya

This rug by Surya is another one that transcends styles and can successfully blend different interior design styles together. Both color schemes work well in traditional, vintage, or even modern homes, and the pattern can elevate whatever dining room it’s added to.

Pros:

  • Machine Washable
  • Versatile Design and Color Palette
  • Flat Rug
  • Stands Up To High Traffic

Cons:

  • Only Two Color Options

From a Customer

“Love this rug! Colors are beautiful and it’s the softest rug I’ve ever felt! Perfect for a living room, I do recommend getting a rug pad for added comfort!” -Kelli Z.

Lavable Printed - 29448 Area Rug by Surya

This rug is a favorite for dining room rugs because of how big a statement it makes with its central medallion, beautiful flourishes, and earthy color palette.

Pros:

  • Machine Washable
  • High Quality
  • Low Maintenance
  • Easy to Clean
  • Great for Boho Styles

Cons:

  • Limited Size and Shape

Kindred - Kadin Area Rug by Jaipur Living

The Kindred Kadin rug is one that is great for multiple styles, whether that be boho, vintage, or even a more fun traditional dining room. Really, this rug pairs well with those styles and blends of different styles through the color options and timeless design.

Pros:

  • Durable
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Versatile Style & Colors

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Nadine - Milea Area Rug from Vibe by Jaipur Living

Faded browns and tans are great for conveying the passage of time and fitting into a variety of different styles. The Nadine - Milea rug here does a great job of creating visual interest through its geometric pattern and color palette to create an exciting vintage rug.

Pros:

  • Stain Resistant
  • Machine Washable
  • Durable
  • Fray-Resistant
  • Vintage Style

Cons:

  • Vintage Theming Not For Everyone

Myers Park Printed - MYP-18 Area Rug by Oriental Weavers

Seeing one motif done in various different ways and color palettes is a great way to elevate your style. This rug in particular takes that idea by constantly using triangles and diamonds but varying the shades and color combinations to create a uniquely designed rug.

Pros:

  • Durable
  • Flat Pile
  • Easy to Keep
  • Kid and Pet Friendly

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Nirvana Premium - Iver Area Rug by Jaipur Living

Braided rugs used to feel dated or set within specific styles like country and farmhouse, but braided rugs can work in contemporary homes too! The Nirvana Premium - Iver rug comes in many different color palettes, but no matter what color you choose, you get a quality rug that works in both modern and vintage styles.

Pros:

  • Five Color Options
  • Hand Woven
  • Thick Rug
  • Easy to Clean
  • Braided Texture
  • Fully Reversible

Cons:

  • Braided Style Not For Everyone

From a Customer

“Quickly received my order and it is lovely! The rug is very nice - thick and well made. Thanks.” -Alisa N.

Norwood - 27922 Area Rug by Surya

This rug from Surya is a favorite for dining rooms because it uses both pattern and texture to make its big statement. Plus, the simplicity of using horizontal and vertical lines allows this rug to flourish in a variety of different interior design styles.

Pros:

  • High-Low Structure
  • Hand Woven
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Fits Multiple Interior Design Styles

Cons:

  • High/Low Structure Isn’t Everyone’s Style

Trenza - 12940 Area Rug by Surya

Moroccan style rugs like the Trenza - 12940 rug use simple pattern and texture within bold color palettes that can really make your dining room a vibrant place to eat and hang out.

Pros:

  • Hand Woven
  • No Pile
  • Pet and Kid Friendly
  • Bold Color/Design Choices

Cons:

  • Fringe Accent

From a Customer

“I purchased this rug to try to update my living area. It brought all new life to this area, and I couldn't be happier. I looked at rugs that were considerably more expensive, but this one was spot on. I like the quality, the color is beautiful, and has lots of character but does not dominate the space. Rugs Direct is a super company to do business with. Order was easy to place, and was received quickly at a truly great price.” -Ceosuzy

Natural Fiber - NF-114 Area Rug by Safavieh

If there were one word to describe this rug, it would be “versatile.” The natural fibers of this rug by Safavieh create a timeless look that adds a natural touch to country homes and modern spaces alike.

Pros:

  • Top Rated
  • Many Color Options
  • Versatile Style
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“I purchased this runner last year and have been very pleased with it so I purchased a second one. I have a dog and 2 cat and this rug nicely camouflages the fur so I don't need to vacuum every day.” -Deborah Z.

New Wave - NW-146 Area Rug by Momeni

You can add new style to your dining room with this rug by Momeni. With its bright colors, bold imagery, and modern flair, this rug is perfect for accenting a contemporary style.

Pros:

  • Plush Rug
  • Soft
  • Bold Design and Colors
  • Great for High Traffic Areas

Cons:

  • Definitely Bold; Not Great for Subtle or Subdued Design

From a Customer

“The rugs arrived packaged well. The colors are exactly as they looked on the website. The craftsmanship is top notch! The rugs are on our new hardwood floors being used as “bridges” for our dog. Within 2 minutes of us putting the rugs out our dog was on them, looking super happy. Four paws up!” -Laurie H.

Celestial - CES-02 Area Rug by Nourison

The abstract design of this Nourison rug allows you to incorporate some new and fresh colors in your room without a complicated design. It’s a great addition for modern dining rooms that are more minimal and free-flowing.

Pros:

  • Top Rated
  • Four Color Options
  • Durable
  • High Quality
  • Comfortable

Cons:

  • Not Great for Traditional Spaces
  • Layla Printed - LAY-13 Area Rug by Loloi II Rugs

    The antiquated colors and finish of this rug, along with the beautiful imagery in the background, establish this rug as an instant classic for any room of the home. With how flat it is, it’s especially great for dining rooms since it’s easy to push chairs around on the rug.

    Pros:

    • Top Rated
    • Affordable Rug
    • Timeless Design
    • Durable
    • Flat Rug

    Cons:

    • Add a Rug Pad for Extra Cushion

    From a Customer

    “I love this rug for under the kitchen and dining room tables because you can easily scoot your chairs on it due to the smoothness of it. It's really beautiful and warms up the room.” -Cheri S.

    Jules - JUL-02 Area Rug by Chris Loves Julia x Loloi

    If you like that vintage style but want some more color thrown into the mix, look at this rug from Chris Loves Julia x Loloi. The variety of colors, the vintage design, and the distressing make this rug fit wonderfully into a vintage dining room.

    Pros:

    • Top Rated
    • Low Maintenance
    • Easy to Care For
    • Soft
    • Durable

    Cons:

    • Design Scale Will Vary By Size

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    When you’re looking for the best dining room rugs, it’s important to choose one that’s right for you stylistically and practically. That way, you can create a dining room that’s perfect for your needs and style while making a wise investment for your home’s atmosphere.

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