20 Dining Room Rugs for Every Style, Size and Budget

See which type of area rug goes best with your dining table, and shop our favorites.

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Updated on April 12, 2024

One of the best ways to really anchor a dining room or create a dedicated dining area in an open-concept space is with a rug. And like any rug, there are so many choices for a dining area rug, from size to style to materials to that pesky little thing called a budget. If you’re lost in the world of rugs and aren’t sure what’s durable or what size and shape will look best with your dining room table, check out our top picks below. We’ve rounded up the best dining room rugs, from trendy jute rugs to spill-proof and machine-washable options. Yes, really. Shop our favorites — some under $150! — and treat yourself to a mini dining room makeover.

When shopping for a dining room rug, it’s important to take note of two measurements: your space and your dining table. You don’t want a rug that's too small underfoot, but you also don’t want a rug to extend too far beyond the dining room chairs, as that can make your furniture look too small. Some of the most common standard sizes for a dining area rug are 8' x 10' and 9' x 12'. If you live in a small space or just have a dining nook vs. a dedicated room, look for a 5' x 7' or square 6' x 6' rug. And if you’re shopping for a round dining room rug, the standard sizes are 6' and 8' (measured in diameter). A round 5' rug is great for small dining spaces with a bistro table or breakfast nook.

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$339 and up
Ruggable
What We Like
  1. Dark color easily hides food and drink spills
  2. Machine washable
What We Don't Like
  1. Thinner than most rugs

To keep your formal dining room from feeling too stiff, introduce some asymmetry with your rug. This option's hand-drawn, soft-cream linework sitting against the charcoal is just asymmetrical enough, creating visual interest surrounding the table without stealing the show.

$158.93
Amazon
What We Like
  1. Colorful, complex pattern hides stains easily
  2. Non-shedding
What We Don't Like
  1. Not machine washable

Want the secret to avoiding obvious food stains on your dining room rug? Choose a pattern-heavy rug like this gorgeous selection from Loloi. If its looks aren’t enough to sell you, wait until you see the price. Where else can you get a nearly 9’ x 12’ rug under $160?

$279 and up
Ruggable
What We Like
  1. Machine washable
  2. Unique pattern
What We Don't Like
  1. Thinner than most rugs

Water-resistant, stain-resistant and machine-washable — what more could you ask for in a dining room rug? Add in a beautiful deep green color and an elegant maze pattern, and you’ve got yourself the ideal dining room rug.

$259.99 and up
Amazon
What We Like
  1. Neutral color and timeless pattern complements many design styles
  2. 100% wool
What We Don't Like
  1. Lighter color may show dirt and stains
  2. May shed

When Loloi and Chris Loves Julia come together to create a rug, you know it’s going to be good, and this 100% wool beauty delivers. While its neutral color and simple broken-stipe pattern can easily work with any design style, this option shines in a dining room with lots of wood and natural elements.

$219 and up
Ruggable
What We Like
  1. Muted colors provide an excellent design backdrop
  2. Machine washable
What We Don't Like
  1. Thinner than most rugs

There’s nothing like gathering the family around the table during the holidays and this timeless tartan rug from Ruggable maintains that festive spirit all year round. With hints of greens, yellow, red and cream sitting against a natural backdrop, it’s the perfect plaid.

$249 and up
Revival
What We Like
  1. Broken-in look feels casual and homey
  2. Handmade
What We Don't Like
  1. Lighter color may show dirt and stains
  2. Not machine washable

Warm beige, sandstone, silvery gray and ash brown gray combine to create a chunky plaid that effortlessly blends with any dining room style, from modern to farmhouse. However, the Hesse Jute Rug shines in a Japandi interior.

$289 and up
Ruggable
What We Like
  1. Gorgeous floral detailing
  2. Dark color easily hides food and drink spills
  3. Machine washable
What We Don't Like
  1. Thinner than most rugs

This moody maximalist rug is what dark dining room dreams are made of. The Morris & Co. Blackthorn Forest Green Rug features an intricate display of blossoms that was originally designed as a wallpaper by John Henry Dearle in 1892. Oh, and did we mention that it's machine-washable?

$399 and up
Pottery Barn
What We Like
  1. Chic natural fiber rug with lots of texture
  2. Neutral color that easily blends
What We Don't Like
  1. Jute fibers tend to unravel
  2. Professional cleaning is recommended

Natural fiber rugs, such as jute and sisal, used to be relegated to beachy, coastal style, but now they're used in just about every interior design theme, from modern to farmhouse chic. There's something timeless about jute. I call it the Goldilocks rug because it's just the right amount of texture. And it looks great in any size, from small circles to this large area rug from Pottery Barn.

$179.99 and up
Wayfair
What We Like
  1. Combination of low and high pile adds dimension
  2. Timeless style
What We Don't Like
  1. Light color and lack of pattern may make stains more noticeable

Another timeless rug is the diamond pattern. It's patterned, but it's not too busy. (Though if you're a maximalist, it's great for layering!) This flatweave version on Wayfair is a nice lightweight alternative to tufted or plush diamond patterns.

$179
Urban Outfitters
What We Like
  1. Unique design
  2. Chunky braided tassels
What We Don't Like
  1. Limited size options

Urban Outfitters has some unique, over-the-top rugs, including this rug that blends two iconic styles from opposite ends of the world. The super-plush rug features Scandinavian crosses with Moroccan tassels to create the perfect accent for any bohemian or global-inspired dining room.

$299.99
Target
What We Like
  1. Simple gray and white stripe design complements nearly any interior
  2. Great price for the size
What We Don't Like
  1. Limited size options

If you're on a budget, check out the rugs in Target's Hearth & Hand With Magnolia line, such as this striped and tassled beauty. Joanna Gaines does an amazing job of scaling trends for smaller budgets and creating pieces that look more expensive than they are.

$219 and up
Ruggable
What We Like
  1. Machine washable
  2. Multiple color and size options
What We Don't Like
  1. Thinner than most rugs

You can't talk about dining room rugs without talking about cleaning rugs — especially if you have kiddos, pets or love to entertain with red wine. We're big fans of Ruggable's machine-washable rugs at HGTV. Yes, that's right. This gorgeous area rug can be wadded up and stuffed in the washing machine. Ruggable is a great way to get that antique-style look without worrying about spills.

$249 and up
Ruggable
What We Like
  1. Machine washable
  2. Multiple color options
What We Don't Like
  1. Thinner than most rugs

Another great thing about shopping Ruggable's site is that every rug design comes in tons of sizes and shapes, including round. It's definitely disappointing when you're shopping for a round rug and find the one only to find out it's exclusively available as a rectangle. If you're looking for a round rug, definitely check out Ruggable's collection of vintage-inspired round rugs.

$300 and up
Rifle Paper Co.
What We Like
  1. 100% polyester pile is supremely durable
  2. Unique floral pattern
What We Don't Like
  1. Professional cleaning is recommended

For florals, look no further than Rifle Paper Co. The stationery and home goods brand recently launched a line of rugs with the brand's signature floral designs, and they are gorgeous! There are high-end wool rugs, but there are also more affordable printed and power-loomed rugs, such as this whimsical design.

$299 and up
West Elm
What We Like
  1. Round shape is perfect for round or square tables
  2. Neutral color
  3. Unique chunky texture
What We Don't Like
  1. Light color may easily show stains
  2. Professional cleaning is recommended

Round dining room tables deserve round dining room rugs, and this chunky hand-crafted jute option from West Elm delivers. Natural jute is one of the easiest ways to cozy up any space and its high durability is ideal for sitting beneath dining chairs.

$149 and up
West Elm
What We Like
  1. Oval shape is perfect oval and rectangular tables
  2. Neutral colors
  3. Can be used indoor or outdoor
What We Don't Like
  1. Light color may easily show stains
  2. Professional cleaning is recommended

Oval-shaped rugs aren't as common in the living room and dining room as they used to be, but they look great paired with an oval-shaped dining table or small circle breakfast nook. Just make sure to get a size that's slightly larger than the table and chairs. We love this creamy jute rug from West Elm with subtle striping.

$499 and up
West Elm
What We Like
  1. Plush wool is incredibly soft
  2. Beautiful modern, geometric pattern
What We Don't Like
  1. Light color may easily show stains
  2. Professional cleaning is recommended

For a modern geometric rug, this area rug from West Elm comes in several neutral colors and starts at just $349 for a 5' x 8' rug! It's slightly textured, but not too much, because though pretty, dining room chairs can get caught or snag on tufted, overly plush rugs.

$82.99 and up
Walmart
What We Like
  1. Machine washable
  2. Under $100
What We Don't Like
  1. Thinner material

Machine washable and under $100 for an area rug?! You're not dreaming. This is real, and ReaLife Rugs have rave reviews from Walmart shoppers. We love this dove grey area rug with a Persian-style printed design.

$1,598 and up
Serena & Lily
What We Like
  1. Can be used indoors or in covered outdoor settings
  2. 100% polyester for easy cleaning and high durability
What We Don't Like
  1. Pricier than other options
  2. Light colors may stain easily

For a splurge, the Hillsborough rug from Serena & Lily is stunning. It has a coastal grandmother-like style with a dash of pastel prep, and the pale blue looks so pretty with any type of natural fiber seating. It's typically styled with beachy rattan chairs, but it would also be perfect in a farmhouse dining room with a long wooden picnic table and bench seating.

$388 and up
Amazon
What We Like
  1. Can be dressed up or down depending on the room's style
  2. Neutral color and timeless pattern complements many design styles
What We Don't Like
  1. Pricier than other options
  2. Light colors may stain easily

We love a dining room rug that can be used in any style of dining room and this diamond pattern from Chris Loves Julia x Loloi is the perfect example. The neutral colors and classic pattern will blend in with nearly any interior style, from farmhouse to traditional to contemporary and anything in between.

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