What Size Dining Room Rug Do You Need?

Choosing the right rug for your dining room is simple; all you need are a few measurements.

The length and width of your dining table

The width of table leaves, if any

The length and width of your dining room or area.

If you have a table that extends, measure your table’s size with the leaves in place. Make sure that your rug is 24″ larger than the table on all four sides, so your chairs will stay on the rug when everyone is seated. (If you rarely extend your table, you can buy a smaller rug, but your host and hostess chairs will sit off the rug when you put the leaves in.)

We’ve done the math and figured out the ideal rug size for the most common table sizes, so you won’t have to!

TABLE SIZE NUMBER OF SEATS MINIMUM RUG SIZE
42 x 60 4-6 7 x 9
42 x 72 6-8 8 x 10
42 x 90 8-10 9 x 12
42 x 108 19-12 10 x 14
42 x 126 12-14 10 x 14
36 x 60 4-6 7 x 9
36 x 72 6-8 7 x 10
36 x 90 8-10 7 x 12
42″ round 2-4 7.5 x 7.5
48″ round 4-6 8 x 8
54″ round 6-8 8.5 x 8.5
60″ round 8-9 9 x 9

We’ve also created some floor plans, to make it easy to see how your table and rug will work together

Rug Size 7′ x 9′

Table for 6, Table Size 36 x 72

Rug Size 8′ x 10′

Table for 6, Table Size 42 x 72

If you add a leaf to seat 8, your chairs will be off the rug. A 9×12 rug would be best if you often need to add leaves to the table.

Rug Size 9′ x 12′

Table for 8, Table Size 42 x 90

If you add a leaf to seat 10, your chairs will be off the rug at the ends. A 10 x 14 rug would be best if you have 10 or more guests often.

Rug Size 10′ x 14′

Table for 10, Table Size 42 x 108

Table for 12, Table Size 42 x 126

Table Size 54″ Round, add leaves for oval up to 126″

A 3×5 rug works best either side of your Queen-sized bed, but you can use 2 x 3 scatter rugs also.

Rug Size 8′ x 8′

Table for 6, Table Size 48″ Round

Rug Size 9′ x 9′

Table for 6, Table Size 54-60″ Round