I’ve been in the market for a new rug to go in our dining room (even though we don’t have a table or new floors yet…eek. But don’t worry, both are on the way soon!) After doing some research, I quickly realized that both size and fiber matters when it comes to selecting the right rug for your space!
Rule of thumb is to have 18″ beyond the edge of the table on all sides to accommodates chairs. With this in mind, I knew I would need approximately an 8×10 size rug to fit appropriately under the table that I want.
The fiber of the rug, is almost just as important as the size of the rug. If you want a rug that looks expensive and isn’t thin as a dish rag (yuck), then wool is a great choice. Hands down, wool is rated the best fiber used in rugs in comparison to other materials. For example, cotton rugs are not as durable and usually thin. Jute or sisal rugs, although thicker, are scratchy and are not stain resistant. Wool is durable, wears well and is stain resistant. The only downside to wool is that it usually comes at a hefty price since most are handmade, retailing for around $1,000 for an 8×10 rug…Yikes!
The good news is, I’ve done the research for you and have found 15 great options from Overstock.com that are currently more than half off the typical retail price! Yes, I said HALF. Enjoy!
Note: all rugs reflect the given prices at the time this post was written. Prices may change over time.
2. Safavieh Handmade Cambridge Grey/ Ivory Wool Rug, $306.84
15. nuLOOM Handmade Moroccan Trellis Wool Shag Rug, $481.94
Oh…and in case you were curious. I went with the number four on this list and it’s currently looking pretty in my dining room right now. Can’t wait to show you guys the finished product of the room.