Up until a few months ago, I always thought dining room rugs were ridiculous. Pretty to look at but completely impractical – and we don’t have any kids or pets. But I’ve felt that something was missing from our dining area. We have a more balanced mix of wood, black, and teal in our great room except for this area. It was wood, on top of wood, on top of wood. Wood floor, wood table, wood chairs, and a lighter wood ceiling. For those who have an open concept without wall to wall carpeting in any part, you will understand how much a great room can echo.
Because of the over abundance of wood and echo, I started toying with the idea of a rug. I figured an indoor/outdoor rug would be the best choice. This way if anything were to get spilled, we could take it outside and hose it clean. Of course, I come up with this idea in the dead of winter before patio things were available. Well, by spring we received our tax return and Landon was not hard to convince about a rug.
The general rule of thumb is to have at least 24 inches of rug bordering the table on all sides. Our table (a hand-me-down from an old boss that the Amish refinished for us), has 3 inner leaves and 2 drop down leaves on the end. We usually keep one leaf in and the two ends up. We needed a really big rug if we ever have all the leaves in – which we do the rare times we have family over.
Knowing an approximate size we’d need, I found this abstract teal one at Overstock. I liked it, but did not love it. I worry about chevron prints because they seem to be trendy and can go out of style easily. Since this one was more abstract, I thought it just might work. Landon loved it when I showed him so I decided to take the gamble and ordered it. Once we put it down, it was like it was meant to be.
And that’s the little story about this pretty rug that I cannot imagine being without it now.