Carlsbad TownhouseEclectic Dining Room, San Diego
Photos by Dane Wirtzfeld
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There are countless "rules" on how large rugs should be or how they should be laid out in a space, and I generally stick to what I know has worked for me: What feels right? I tend to shy away from placing all furniture on the area rug, as I don't really like the island feeling it creates. However, using area rugs to denote a specific space within a larger room, such as under a dining table and chairs, is different. The rug shown here is larger than the dining set and thus defines the dining area without confining it.
Dining RoomDining areas in apartments tend to feel a bit bland and impersonal, so this is an area where color can make a huge impact. Try adding your own curtains in a bright, cheerful color like lemon yellow.Style tip: If you go with bright curtains, choose a neutral rug; if you pick a colorful rug, stick with neutral drapes.