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The right area rug can take your dining room from dull to delightful in moments. As one of the most significant pieces of interior decor in the room, an area rug has a dramatic impact on the look and feel of any space. So, if you’re looking for dining room rug ideas to transform your home, you’ll need to give your choice consideration. Ideally, you want a rug that’s both fashionable and functional. The best dining room area rugs ideas will anchor your space, making the area feel well balanced while still being practical enough to handle inevitable spills. Take a look at some of our favorite designs we’ve highlighted below to find the best dining room rug ideas for your home. 

Round Dining Room Rug Ideas

Soothing Neutrals

Chic and abstract, this area rug uses neutral hues to create a remarkably versatile and soothing design. The light grey and granite color palette could fit in with almost any space, while the abstract pattern adds visual interest without overwhelming the rest of the decor. This modern dining room embraces the neutral aesthetic, using touches of black to anchor and ground the space. The vase of greenery on the table adds a relaxed burst of color, elevating the look and making it appear intentional.

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Antique Charm

This beautiful round rug creates an elegant scene under a dining room table with a Persian-inspired design and color scheme. Various shapes of rugs have different impacts on interior decor. Round rugs, for example, work well beneath round dining room tables, creating a cohesive look. They help soften the space, adding depth, warmth, and texture. Round rugs also draw attention to your dining room table while making small spaces look more open. Here, we see a beautiful blend of traditional and modern styling, with a well-distressed look and resilient polyester construction.

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Modern Dining Room Rug Ideas
Vintage Modern Dining Room Rug Ideas


This modern farmhouse kitchen comes to life with a charming vintage rug nestled under the dining room table. Don’t be fooled by the distressed finish, decorative fringe, and traditional look of this timeless area rug, though. It’s made from durable modern fibers that are as soft as they are stain-resistant. And with a timeless look, this rug has use extending beyond the beautiful farmhouse look found here. It would also work well in traditional, eclectic, or bohemian spaces, to name a few.

Timeless Classic

Limited space calls for creative interior design, and this dining room has done it beautifully. The exquisite old-world style of the area rug paired with its classic pattern creates a high-end look in this dining room despite the available square footage. The window treatment hangs high and wide, creating the illusion of a larger window to make the small room appear even more spacious.

Rustic Farmhouse Dining Room Rug Ideas
Modern Southwestern Dining Room Rug Ideas

Southwestern Elegance

This dining room calls for a beautiful floor covering with standout decor ranging from the sunburst mirror to the live-edge dining table. And with a mesmerizing color palette of tonal camel and ivory, the large Southwestern-inspired rug placed under the dining table fits the bill. The Southwestern-style lines on the rug offer a distinctive style and visual balance, creating a simple yet captivating geometric pattern that refreshes the room.

Inviting Sophistication

Sophisticated yet approachable, this warm-toned Oriental rug delivers a cozy vibe to this stunning dining room. The power of paint is demonstrated beautifully with the half-painted wall in this dining area. Half-painted walls can make your ceilings appear higher, and the room appear bigger, which is perfect if you’re pressed for space. If you find a rug you love, try using it as a starting point for the color scheme in your dining room. This can help you select the right color for an accent wall or half-painted wall to create the look and feel you’re going for.

Vintage Modern Dining Room Rug Ideas

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Glam Dining Room Rug Ideas

Mid-Century Beauty

Earthy-toned and timeless, this brilliant area rug adds depth and a sense of grounding to this formal dining space. The room features a warm color palette with a stunning mid-century modern dining table set and chandelier. It boasts large, well-lit windows and understated artwork in a matching colorway to add to the excellent design. The rug ties it all together, reinforcing the room’s color palette while anchoring the space, making it more inviting and soothing.

Elegant Glamour

This dining room is unabashedly glam, and the rich ruby-red area rug effortlessly enhances the space. The high and wide placement of the curtains helps visually enlarge the window in the room, adding to the brightness created by the table, chandelier, and surrounding accents. Window treatments are an excellent way to bring a space to life, and they’ll usually create a texture contrast with your area rug, improving the room’s aesthetic appeal.

Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Rug Ideas
Modern Dining Room Rug Ideas

Textural Delight

From the walls to the pendant light with everything in between, this dining room is awash with textures to stimulate your senses. The refined yet straightforward area rug is crafted from a glimmering blend of wool and viscose, and the transitional style gives it the versatility needed for this industrial space. It balances the room with an ivory and black colorway while mimicking the texture and pattern from the dining chairs. In addition, the rug seems the perfect fit to pad and insulate the finished concrete floors, giving the well-lit, open room a sense of warmth and comfort.

Colorful Coordination

Dining rooms that share space with other areas of the home have a certain welcoming charm to them, and this one is no exception. The transitional, multi-textural rug features a flurry of blue hues that create a bold focal point in this space, giving it a cool contemporary twist. The color-coordinated books displayed in the background seem to invite you to stay for a while, and the greenery on the table creates a relaxed ambiance. Statement rugs like this one work well in multipurpose spaces, drawing the room together with effortless style.

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Industrial Dining Room Rug Ideas
Natural Dining Room Rug Ideas

Neutral Contrast

Open concept dining areas like this one create a sense of seamless flow, from the kitchen to the table and beyond. The large windows and glass doors visually open the space to the outdoors and further enhance the roomy aesthetic. The area rug creates contrast against both the floor and the table set with an exciting array of texture and color. And the distinctive woven pattern and hints of sand tones seamlessly blend in with the earthy tones all around.

Booklover’s Paradise

Modern dining rooms often share space with other rooms in the home, such as a library or reading nook, as shown here. The flatwoven area rug made from natural, dye-free wool adds warmth to the room’s earthy neutral color palette. The small table atop a spacious rug gives this dining room a sense of expansiveness complemented by the high ceilings, large windows, and textured walls. Flatwoven rugs like this one are incredibly durable due to their construction method, making them perfect for functional space like the dining room.

Dining Room Rug Ideas
Classic Traditional Dining Room Rug Ideas

Warm Welcome

This space-dyed braided rug creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere in this charming dining nook. Braided rugs work well in country-themed interiors, but they’re also practical for use in a variety of other aesthetics. The braided construction method makes the rug thicker and more durable, perfect for busy homes and well-loved dining areas. And if you’re going for a classic country dining room, it’s hard to find a better fit.

Timeless Style

Dark, vibrant hues of rust, charcoal, mustard, and brown give this beautiful area rug a timeless and traditional appeal. The tried-and-true look is right at home in this comfortable mid-century modern dining room. From the lampshade to the seat cushions, the colors throughout the space are mirrored in the rug's colorways. You can create this effect in your dining room by basing the colors found in your decor on the palette of your area rug. This approach requires planning and forethought, but it is well worth the effort.

Cottage Dining Room Rug Ideas
Layered Dining Room Rug Ideas

Ethereal Comfort

This Moroccan lattice area rug features a plush power-loomed pile that’s made from modern fibers for easy cleanup, perfect for the dining room. And with a tan and black colorway, it looks beautiful with the earthy neutral color palette in this space. The large window and bright decor lighten the rug’s design, giving it an almost ethereal appeal.

Color Me Floral

Floral looks are on-trend right now and aren't going anywhere soon. So, what better way to add color and contrast to this moody room than with a beautiful floral area rug? This artistic accent piece features a sweeping botanical print with an array of vibrant colors. The colors come together with careful brushstrokes, creating an inspired floral pattern that’s hard not to love. This pairing of bright colors with large swaths of black balances the aesthetic, transforming it from overwhelming to intriguing.

Floral Dining Room Rug Ideas
Boho Dining Room Rug Ideas

Geometric Elegance

This eye-catching area rug infuses the dining room with a global-inspired personality with its striking contrast and stunning earth tones. With intentional styling throughout the bright and inviting space, the tribal geometric rug is both a floor covering and a work of art. The painterly browns and creams lend to this appeal. Statement pieces like this rug work well in a room that feels dull or uninviting because they create a focal point that anchors the rest of the furniture and decor.

Global Vibes

Where do we begin with such a beautiful global-inspired dining room? The layered rugs, of course! This dining table sits atop a hand-woven jute and cotton area rug that gives the space texture and charm. And on top of that is a beautiful tiger-style area rug to provide the space with character while mixing up the patterns. The layering continues throughout the room, creating an effortless style that’s sure to delight anyone’s senses. We can think of few better spots to enjoy a light brunch or lively dinner.

Geometric Dining Room Rug Ideas
Blue Overdyed Dining Room Rug Ideas

Cozy Cabin

From the mismatched dining chairs to the exposed grain wood on the walls and ceiling, this cozy cabin dining room calls for a beautiful floor covering. And this durable rug featuring a distressed traditional design in a muted color palette seamlessly answers that call. Rugs made with modern materials are easy to clean, and they allow you to feature heirloom-style designs like this one in any household, no matter how busy.

Vivid and Bold

An overdyed rug makes a bold, on-trend statement beneath this modern kitchen table. With open shelving and an open layout, this dining room needed a statement piece to draw the eye to the center of the space. And what better way to do it than with a distressed classic motif made dramatic and timeless with a vivid monochromatic overlay? Overdyed rugs like this one work well both as a powerful source of contrast among light shades or a tasteful complement among other rich tones.

Cabin Dining Room Rug Ideas
Modern Dining Room Rug Ideas

Artistic Flow

Pairing your rugs and artwork is a subtle way to make each room of your home feel intentional and elegant. Here, the abstract art on the walls is seemingly reflected in the monochromatic area rug. This pairing then draws more attention and appreciation to the artwork, guiding the eye between the two. If you love displaying artwork through your home, try finding a rug to match each statement piece. The complementing rugs can then move room-to-room if or when you change the location of your artwork.

Dining Room with Gallery Wall

Perfectly Put Together

From the gallery wall to the acrylic chairs, this eclectic space has unlimited character. The pink accent wall takes a page from the warm sunset colors found in the area rug. This method of pulling colors from your area rug to decorate with makes it easy to achieve professional-looking results at any design level. The deep and rich hues on this area rug can complement a wide variety of design aesthetics, as can the faded Persian print. And the overlay of eye-catching striations of color beautifully marries traditional style with a modern color palette.

Subtle Styling

An area rug with subtle geometric patterns and a natural color palette is the perfect option for a boho tropical dining room like this one. The freehand-style design adds understated elegance and artistry to the already beautiful dining room. Meanwhile, the earthy neutral palette of the rug balances the bright and bold boho color scheme, maintaining the subtle sophistication of the bright and open space.

Boho Tropical Dining Room Rug Ideas


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