Add some style to your meal times with a perfect rug underfoot. We’ve compiled a gallery of 16 beautifully inspirational dining rooms that feature an area rug.
Some are dramatic, some are muted, some complement, others clash. Get your ideas flowing and be sure to check out our current selection of rugs here.
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Boldly Patterned and Two Toned Rugs
Two tone geometrics make for a lively, casual feel. Boldly patterned rugs immediately bring casual elegance to a dining space such as the dining area of the Armidale House (above) by Wonder architects which features a black and white alternating block patterned rug.
Below, black and white geometrics ensure a contemporary finish, despite an eclectic mix of modern and antique furniture.
Add more pizzazz with colour! When ‘Wow!’ is what you’re aiming for, Jonathan Adler knows bold pattern and clashing colours are your best friends.
Architectural Digest – Jonathan Adler
Colour and pattern can both be more subtle but still pack a punch. The triangular patterned rug below in soft blue and white is a lovely contrast to the pops of colour in the furniture, creating a bright sunny space to start the day.
Or, below, this Knoll tulip table is the centrepiece of a homely array of bold textiles and patterns in aqua and orange.
Rugs That Bring a Scheme Together
A rug can be the perfect element within a room to pick up various colours and to tie styles together. The bones of this traditional room are given a contemporary twist with the table, chairs and light fitting. The subtle tones of the rug complement the whole scheme resulting in a great example of fusing traditional and modern elements.
Softly toned pattern brings just enough colour and texture to tie together the elements of this contemporary version of mid century modern styling.
Tone on tone: repeated warm tones allow the black and white details to pop.
All About Colour
Sometimes the simple addition of a rug is all a room needs. Below are examples where beautiful furniture and architecture largely stand alone but the addition of a rug with colour, texture or pattern adds the finishing touch.
MGA Architects Reservoir Home
Blackband Design, Newport Harbour
Tali Roth Designs
Clash patterns and styles in an eclectic mix to make a decorating statement. A carefully chosen rug proves method in the madness!
The Shape of Things
It’s certainly not a hard and fast rule but a rug that suits the shape of your table is a good guide. If you have a circular table, you might consider a circular rug.
Keep it Simple
The sheer simplicity of a rug can help to convey the message that the room, though beautifully furnished, is a space to be enjoyed without pretension.