When the chairs are pulled out from the table to be used all of the legs should remain on your dining room area rug which means your rug needs to be big enough to accommodate a space larger than the footprint of your table with the chairs pushed in. A good rule for this is to seek out an area rug for your dining room that is at least four feet wider and longer than the footprint of your dining set.
Dining Room Rugs. When selecting dining room area rugs many people purchase rugs that are actually too small for this purpose. While some rug buyers focus primarily on the relationship of the size of the rug to the size of the dining room table the space required for the chairs when they are in use is often overlooked. For example if your rug expands only to the back legs of your dining room chairs when they are pushed in under the table this might look lovely when the dining room is not in use but it will become an issue when hosting a dinner party or even simply having your nightly family meal.
Cover Worn Carpet. We'll all face worn carpets at some point and lets face it carpet replacement is a big investment that we can't all afford. An affordable area rug is a perfect way to give your room an entire new look and disguise that worn rug. Most rugs wear in the middle of the room where they get the heavier traffic and the outer foot or two often still look relatively new. So buy a huge area rug that compliments the carpet already on the floor leaving just the outer edge that's less worn exposed. You'll be amazed at how different your room looks. Area rugs are also a good way to hide a damaged or stained area of carpet.