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Oriental rugs are a classic choice for a traditional dining room. This rug is hand knotted with wool and cotton fibers, making it a one-of-a kind addition to this home. Be careful to choose the right size: Your rug should be large enough that when you push every chair back from the table, all the legs stay on the rug.
A bold-colored patterned rug can help define a space, give it pizzazz and create a vivid color scheme. When putting a rug with brighter colors near a light source, rotate the rug every six months or so. Persian and Oriental rugs only look better as they become timeworn and faded, but rotating them keeps the colors even.
The combination of tile and hardwood in this space creates a geometric and eye-catching rug-like pattern without actually having a rug in the space. Keeping bare floors under a dining table — especially in a home with children — is a practical choice that makes clean-up easier. Tile is an especially durable and functional choice, and the mixture of materials makes for a room that is unique.
When you're in doubt, bare and beautiful hardwood floors are always a great choice for a dining room. Apart from bare floors being an easy-to-clean solution for an oft-used, crumb-collecting space, their color adds warmth and a welcoming touch.