Rug shape for new rectangle dining room table

We just bought a rectangle dining room table, can a person use an oval shaped rug underneath or should it also be rectangular?
  7 answers
  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Jul 18, 2016
    I would think that as long as there is enough room to keep the chairs on the rug when you back up the chairs it would be fine.
  • William William on Jul 18, 2016
    I agree! As long as the rug is larger than the table it should work.
  • Rga5581515 Rga5581515 on Jul 18, 2016
    Thank you both for your help
  • Donna Marie Herzwurm Donna Marie Herzwurm on Jul 18, 2016
    I think you can use Oval, or what ever you choose but has to be bigger then the table. Good Luck you will be fine!!!
  • Dawn Gagnon Dawn Gagnon on Jul 19, 2016
    I have an oval shaped rug under mine and it works out just fine and looks appropriate. :D
  • Rga5581515 Rga5581515 on Jul 19, 2016
    Thank you.
  • Kathy Bettis Marez Kathy Bettis Marez on Jul 19, 2016
    A rectangular table should be paired with a rug in the same shape, for the best results. An oval rug CAN work, but will need to be much larger so that all of the chairs can stay grounded. There's nothing worse than sitting down for a nice meal, and having your chair be off balance because one leg can't stay on the underlying rug. If you have the room and are intent on an oval rug, then go for it. But, I would opt for a slightly larger rectangular rug to pair with your table. The same is true of a round table...use a round rug underneath. The exception is oval table can sit on top of either an oval or rectangular rug...both will work.
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